Request Line is Open

As it was recently pointed out to me by friends at home and abroad, I have been a slacker about keeping this blog up to date.  This has been for a variety of reasons, but I do admit I have neglected to update this blog as regularly as I would like.  Therefore I'm going to (attempt) to write a weekly post based on all of y'alls requests.  I started this blog before I moved 9000 miles away from home to a new country and culture to let my friends and family see what I see while living abroad so I want to know what you are interested in hearing about.  What do you want to know about Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa, or my life in general?  Post a comment and I'll see what I can do. 


  1. I want you to blog about the following
    (1) if you were an animal what would you be and why.
    (2) cook a meal with all Kenyan ingredients and blog about it (the shopping, the cooking, the results...).
    (3) a month in the life of you in pictures, so every day for a month you have to take a picture and put it on your blog
    (4) you are a social butterfly but why not blog about a night in ?
    that's it for now..but there might be more later....

  2. Please blog about the following:
    A: One very good thing that has happened to you since you've been there
    B. What you like most about your job and why
    C. Something negative that has happened, how you handled it, and how it's affected your perspective of Nairobi, Kenya, or East Africa
    D. A stereotype you had about Nairobi, Kenya or Africa before you came that's been changed from living there
    E. Your perspective on the expat community and how effective they are in their mission (whether that's sharing skills, starting businesses, helping refugees, etc). What could they do better? What do NGO workers do better than for-profit employees?

  3. I saw the title of your blog linked on another one and IMMEDIATELY clicked on it because I LOVE Douglas Adams. I noticed your book list and you seem like a very interesting person. I love books and other cultures and I'm really looking forward to reading more.

  4. Anonymous Carly and Anonymous Anonymous: Thanks for the suggestions! I will definitely start working on your ideas.

    KimberlyJ: Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy my random ramblings on Kenya and life abroad in general.