Uganda Days 79-82: The Final Week
Four days since the last post, and I still don't have much to write about! I've spent the majority of those four days just working on cover letters for job applications or otherwise staring at the screen and wishing they would write themselves. The good news is that I've made progress. The bad news is that there's a lot of progress still to be made. Somehow these things always take much longer than I expect them to. Evidently, cover letters do not come naturally to me. Do they come naturally to anyone? At any rate, my last weekend in Kampala will be devoted almost entirely to getting these finished.
Other than that, I haven't done much. On Tuesday it was another intern's last day at FHRI, so I actually walked over and went out for lunch with the team. Classic excursion to The Little Donkey. I must say, after a large and leisurely lunch, it was nice to be able to turn around and leave when we got back to the office instead of heading back in for an afternoon of work. Though I guess an afternoon of job applications wasn't altogether different.
What else? At some point I watched a movie, The Danish Girl, though I can't remember exactly which day it was off the top of my head (and I'm too lazy to work it out). I feel like I must be one of the last people to see it—but in case there's anyone else out there, you absolutely should. Highly recommended.
It's my final Friday, so just ordered pizza and I feel like I should watch another movie tonight. Not sure what I've even got left though.
I've also been listening to a lot of music this week, if that counts. One of my unwitting procrastination tactics has been to go on a mini shopping spree on iTunes. I bought a handful of albums and I've basically had them on repeat all week. What can I say, I have an addictive personality when it comes to music. Iv'e recently discovered the band Oh Wonder, so they're one. Same goes for Broods. But my favourite right now is the newest Silversun Pickups—which took me by surprise. It's absurdly good. Although I usually only play it to the second-last song, because it's the best one and that's really where the album should have ended.
So yeah, that's basically been the soundtrack to my week.
Hard to believe I leave in just a few days. It feels more real now—this morning I reserved a cab to take me to the airport Monday night and called my landlady to ask about checking out (and more importantly, getting back my deposit). In fact, now that I think about it, this is probably my penultimate blog post from Uganda.
Sorry there wasn't much to say for the week. Mostly this post is just my personal film and music recommendations. Anyway, that's all I've got for now—hope you're all having an excellent Friday!