It’s so hot in Elim that…

12 Jul

…’the refrigerator’ is an activity.
…I feel like I am in a handbasket.
…95° would be a 10° improvement.
…hot water comes out of my faucet!
…the sweat rag is a fashion accessory.
…night sweats now has two definitions.
…you could take a bubble bath in the river.
…sitting in front of the fan is a legit pastime.
…sleeping naked is considered a survival skill.
…opening the freezer door is a special occasion.
…14 glasses of water a day is not enough to stay hydrated.
…during summer vacation children do not play in the streets.
…if I fall off of my bicycle I will receive two types of road burn.
…I have panted like a dog because I am willing to try anything.

3 Responses to “It’s so hot in Elim that…”

  1. Lara July 17, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    Hey Sammi! I didn’t realize you were in Jamaica- I did a study abroad there my last year at Ithaca…experienced many things that you are right now :). Please let me know if you want to talk about anything going on over there with someone who’s experienced it as well, and if you EVER have a chance you need to get to Treasure Beach and experience the community tourism scene- it’s extremely heartening to see locals in charge of their own land. Sounds like you’re doing some amazing work there, keep it up!

    -Lara

    • Sammi Travis July 29, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

      Hi Laura! Thanks for your comment 🙂
      I’ve been to Treasure Beach a few times but haven’t really seen the locals taking charge of their own land…mostly just the ex-pat community down there. Well, about 50/50 anyway.

      But I’ll check it out again.
      I mean, it’s in my parish.
      Just south of here, so I must go again soon 🙂

      Thanks again for dropping a line!
      Cheers 🙂

    • Sammi Travis July 29, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

      Hi Laura! Thanks for your comment 🙂
      I’ve been to Treasure Beach a few times but haven’t really seen the locals taking charge of their own land…mostly just the ex-pat community down there. Well, about 50/50 anyway.

      But I’ll check it out again.
      I mean, it’s in my parish.
      Just south of here, so I must go again soon 🙂

      Thanks again for dropping a line!
      One Love 🙂

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