Although I haven’t been posting the last few days, I have been keeping up with taking photos for my #clickaday Photography Challenge. But on Sunday evening my laptop froze up and my online life has pretty much come to a screeching halt without it. I’m not sure what the fate of my laptop will be, but it can’t be a good thing that the Startup Repair has been chugging away for more than 36 hours and showing no progress, right? (Heed my warning, friends: go back-up your computer right now. I hadn’t for a while so it’s going to be a pain if the data can’t be saved. Fortunately, I never clear photos off the memory cards until they’ve been back-up so at least I won’t lose those.) Godson is out of school right now and not needing his laptop so he’s kindly lending it to me until I figure out what to do about mine. So, back to the photos.
Day 8 (above): On Sunday, Kakasii and I went to the Karibu Fair, a big travel trade show here in Arusha. I took this photo of the snake dancer there, not so much because I thought the snake dancer was cool, but more so because of all the people crowding around to take pictures using their phones. Smart phones are all the rage here and it seems like just about everyone has one. Just after I took this photo, the crowd almost completely swallowed up the dancer as they kept getting closer and closer to take their photo. I was more than happy to stand back and get this shot instead.
Day 9: On Monday we spent the afternoon at our favorite hangout in town, Family & Friends Restaurant near our house (commonly referred to by Max and Elly as “the twiga place” because of the giraffe slide). I have finally made it a habit to bring along Max and Elly’s plastic cups so that I don’t have to be constantly on edge that they are going to break the glass cups that their fresh mango juice gets served in.
Day 10: I have nothing else to say about this photo except that I have watched enough episodes of “Criminal Minds” to be more than just a little bit creeped out by what Max and Elly did to these peeps.