Back to reality
I have been back in Cape Town now for 4 days, and as my mosquito bites heal, I have returned to the normal life of classes and homework.
Luckily, mom will be here in about 2 weeks, so I have a great deal of motivation to get my work done ASAP. I'd hate for her to fly accross the world to see me, and have to be writing papers while she explores Cape Town on her own. Not only is that boring, but also unsafe! Therefore, I'm working hard!
The to do list is pretty short, however each task seems to be more and more difficult by the day. I have 2 short assignments, 1 Ethics test, 1 photography project, 1 Ethics paper, and 1 VERY long 3rd World Politics Paper. Good thing I've got 2 weeks to finish it all! I know I'll be happy that I worked hard in advance when I'm at the spa with mom :)
I can't wait to get a massage. Oh, and to take a shower in her HUGE hotel shower with "an extra large shower head". You can bet your bum I read the description on the hotel website.
Other than planning for her visit, the only new news (Is "news" new by definition?) is that my dorm was broken into over break, and my US blackberry was stolen. Luckily, I had insurance, and a new one has already been sent to my MN home for mom to bring with her. Apparently someone with a master key to all the dorms went around and robbed the Americans that they knew would be gone. I solved that problem by filling my keyhole with glue....therefore the only way to get into my room now is to unlock the padlock attached to the handle. There's no master key for that, so I'm fairly sure my stuff will be safe.
In the end, I'm lucky because my computer, credit cards, etc. were still in my room. Many other people, such as my friend Jill, had her computer stolen.
In the end, to whoever stole my Blackberry: The jokes on you. 1) It was out of battery when I left, and you didn't steal the charger. 2) You need a password to use it and 3) it doesn't work in S'Africa. Ha. Makes me feel better because I can laugh at the idiot.
Also, about 10 people from my trip have developed serious cases of dysentery. I'm happy to say I dodged that bullet.
Well, back to work! If you're interested, here are the two photos that I'm doing my project on... One by Pieter Hugo, the other by Andrew Putter. Yes, the second one is actually a photo, not a painting.
Keywords: South Africa, University of Cape Town
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