Two Steps Forward, One Step Back, Or Kiki Is Grumpy and Rachel Is Cheery (For A Change)

By Kiki Keane and Rachel Womek

So… we have news on our trip. Firstly, it will be much more expensive to live in Egypt than we thought, so a new job hunt has started! Wish us luck (also because we are miserable in our current occupations). A friend of mine (Rachel) has offered to help us in our apartment search, so it’s not all bad. Secondly, one of my former professors has offered to let me (Kiki) write a few stories for the journalism departments online magazine, The Merge. She has also offered me (Kiki) a press pass, which is very exciting and helpful! In other words, our trip is both progressing and halting.

Rachel has been making progress on her 50/50  challenge, she has finished one book this week (Bag of Bones by Stephen King) and is halfway through a second (Cakes and Ale by W. Somerset Maugham). She needs to do better on the movie side of that 50/50 coin however, since starting the challenge she hasn’t watched a single one! She also has to get on board with some non-fiction to round out the book portion of the challenge.

Kiki is a complete failure on both parts of the 50/50 challenge. She has done nothing but watch The Golden Girls and Frasier  reruns. Well, that’s not entirely true. She did read about five pages in a new book called Baghdad Without A Map and Other Misadventures in Arabia by Tony Horwitz. So, that counts for something right?

Here are some interesting bits we’ve been keeping an eye on this week:

1) Paintballing with Hezbollah

2) Mathematician, Vi Hart, Explains Spirals and Fibonacci Numbers in Doodles and Vegetables

3) Einstein’s documents are online

4) Muppets get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

5) Iranian weapons are being used against Syrian protesters, according to U.S. and European officials

6) Military push against Kony

7) Cruise ship vs. cargo ship

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