this is a terrible picture, but i’m simply puzzled that these DVD’s are even for sale. Barbie As Rapunzel (um…Angelica Houston does the voice of Gothel, whoever that is), Ultimate Game with Gerard Butler (which I think is actually Gamer) and Arena with Samuel L. Jackson are all worth 20,000 CFA Francs (36 Euros and… Continue reading forty dollar dvds
in between the little kids’ homes we passed a (how do you call a group of pigs??)
I tried two different providers in the 2 months I’ve been here, and they both sucked for different reasons. One had was so new and unpopular I could never get credit recharges from street vendors, and the other one was too expensive, so I ended up going with the same provider that everyone in my… Continue reading Congostyle phone activation
I was walking by the other day, on the same stretch of road where I took the picture of the goats and saw this gorgeous arrangement: a set of trash cans, metal barrels welded onto a metal post at various angles in primary colors on a background of a cement staircase that looks like… Continue reading congostyle garbage cans
for a freelance photographer: merveilleux destin marvelous destiny
This art gallery is at the Post Office. Our P.O. box is one of the grey ones you can see behind the pillars. If you need to buy art for your home or as a gift, you come here or you go to one of the many art markets around town. But at least in… Continue reading Congostyle art gallery
it’s been touch and go for 3 weeks, but I think he’s going to live. Tommy almost died on us and had about 10 epileptic-like seizures in the course of two weeks, the first five fully scary with jerking and pedaling and foaming, and the last five that looked like crippling pain and caused him… Continue reading Tommy recovery
One of my favorite names for taxis, because it really does look like a chicken thigh in profile. There is nothing else to say about this, no anecdote. I just like that you can refer to your cab by a food name. Sample dialogue: TAXI DRIVER HONKING: “Hey, lady, you need a cab?” ME, COMING… Continue reading Chicken Thigh taxi
for a small neighborhood convenience store: une pour la route one for the road
Another good color combo. I just loved the shape of the clothes line post. It is probably going to sound strange, but I have to admit, the reason I took the picture is because of the sense of reverence this scene inspired me. It just felt like I was in a church. I know it’s… Continue reading yard
How lucky for me that this mass of orange ribbon was sitting in a bright blue box. I love naturally-occuring complementary color combinations.
for a hardware store, I think: à vous de voir it’s up to you to see or it’s your prerogative
Another beautiful Excel spreadsheet by dad.
We had a lovely Chinese dinner one night, and Nic joined mom and I towards the end. We were walking home and he was riding beside us when he ran out of gas, and walked his bike the rest of the way home. Pointe-Noire by night.
I was back in the wood shop looking for a tape measure when I saw one of the spring horses waiting to be fixed, or waiting to replace a tired playground cousin. Oscar is our school’s full-time carpenter. I will have to take a picture of him at work. He does everything for us, and… Continue reading wood shop
He was licking his right leg until it bled, and we tried to curb his grooming instinct with a cloth muzzle and a sock. To no avail. Oh well. It will heal eventually. Oh, and yes. That is my elusive brother. He works so hard it’s rare to see photographic evidence of him.