Monday, May 23, 2005

Top Ten Reasons to Live in the Congo

(don’t worry, next week I will present the top ten reasons why NOT to live here)

1. Tin-Tin paraphernalia (apparently there is a book where he went to the Congo. You can’t shake a stick in Kinshasa without hitting some cutesy wooden carving for sale)
2. The fantasy of buying a monkey and training it to mix cocktails in one step closer to achievement
3. You tell future stories that begin with, “When I was in the Congo…”
4. Impress your former classmates at high school reunion
5. You can tell current stories that begin with “Whenever I get the #@$! out of the Congo…”
6. Help people recovering from war
7. Overuse allusions to Heart of Darkness (Oh, the horror!)
8. Really cheap beer
9. Give parents/grandparents more material for proving how much more interesting their daughters are than other peoples’
10. Drive a landcruiser through muddy roads like in jeep commercials


Blogger mom said...

Love your "Top Ten", especially # 9 - "my daughter is more interesting/doing something more important than your daughter". But who is Tin Tin? "Rin" Tin Tin? The dog? Inquiring minds want to know. Mom

5:03 AM  
Blogger Baba T said...

I can hardly wait for the NOT ten

2:34 PM  
Blogger the pettapieces said...

Sarah, sorry we missed you today. We stopped in to see your folks, and caught Cary and Leah at home. Of course, your mom couldn't resist giving us your blog. We love it! Love, The Pettapieces

5:30 AM  
Blogger Sahara Sarah said...

Tin Tin is a very famous French cartoon character: a young kid who has adventures. Glad you guys are enjoying the blog!

3:57 PM  
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