It’s been 100 days now since I have been at site. I guess it doesn’t seem like that much time has gone by, but maybe that’s just because I continue to keep moving around quite a bit. Anyway, that got me thinking of exactly what 100 days means here, so I figured I would have a little fun with some other numbers.
500 – Bananas I have eaten (This is just an estimate, but I promise you, it is a VERY conservative one. I generally eat quite a bit more than 5 bananas a day. Sometimes up to around 10.)
10 – Most people seen in a single compact car
483 – Text messages sent
2 – Times woken up past 7:00 AM
1000 - Biggest “Muzungu Price” mark-up percentage (price initially offered due to conspicuous skin color)
500 – Liters of water drank
13 – Number of books read (including Infinite Jest which should count for like 10)
5 – Kilos of oatmeal eaten
33 – World Cup matches watched
7 – Meals eaten with meat
4 – Most days gone without showering
190 – Days without a haircut (this obviously goes outside of the 100 day theme, but seems worth noting)
14 – Times listened to album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix in its entirety
9 - Average distance walked per day in kilometers
As luck would have it, it looks like these first 100 days will be my last at this site. I got the word from Peace Corps that they will be moving me to Mukono this Monday. I have no idea about what I am walking into, but I am not too worried about that at the moment. It's just something I've come to expect here.