I had a ton of homework tonight and I learned last night that being at home makes me really unproductive because there are so many distractions and I get lazy and sleepy when I'm in my room because the only place to sit is on my bed. I have a desk but no desk chair. I need a couple war canoe blocks to kneel in! I headed to Starbucks to set up shop for a few hours and pound out some school work before coming home to watch Glee with Sam. I got about half way home from Starbucks and all of a sudden there was a horrific screeching coming from my car as if I was dragging my bumper across the ground behind the car. I pull over right away and got out and took a look thinking ' you have got to be kidding me! I just got this stupid car fixed!' Anyways, obviously it wasn't my bumper, but my muffler was just hanging out, no longer attached the the underneath of the car. Well shit. I had to get it home and didn't really want to drive the last 700m with the muffler dragging along the road behind me! I didn't really have much choice though, so I embarrassingly drove home with my muffler squealing along behind me. I called my Dad asap since I am pretty much the least car savvy person alive and he told me that if I could reattach the muffler to the bottom of my car with a wire coat hanger, and just needed to crawl under it and find places to hook the hanger onto. Picture me with a headlamp squirming my way under a car with a bent coat hanger in hand, clearly with no idea what I was doing. I somehow managed to get my muffler hooked back up high enough so that it doesn't appear as though it will drag anymore until I can take it to the garage to be fixed. I emerged from under the car covered in black, leaves in my hair, covered in dirt but so proud of myself that I showed off my blackened hands to everyone in the house. In the mean time I'm lucky to be able to carpool to Summerside. I am also extremely lucky to have the most fabulous roommate ever who is willing to drive me to meet my carpool at 645am!
I had my interview for the internship in Kenya after work this afternoon and by the time I got home from Summerside (about an hour later) I had an e-mail waiting in my inbox to congratulate me in my acceptance! Yahoo!! So in 40 days time I will be on a plane to Kenya with another Nutrition student, 4 nursing students and a couple professors. I am absolutely beyond pumped! I think I might even get a chance to go home for a weekend before I go to see everyone. I'll be able to grab my Swahili dictionary, Tilley Hat and some clothes I want to take with me, and maybe plan a big giant group dinner so I can see everyone before I go. There are no details yet to share since they just picked people today, but I'll keep everyone posted. Unfortunately this means no half marathon running this summer since I won't be here for it. Maybe if I ask nicelI'll pick up some running tips while I'm there! I'll be in the Mt Kenya region, and am going to see if there is any possible way I can climb Kilimanjaro while I'm there. I have no idea what my work schedule will be or if I get enough time off at any point to be able to venture down to Tanzania and up the mountain. I think I'm just dreaming now! Probably not very likely but time will tell!