Good news everyone, the quarter-inch long piece of sea urchin that's been stuck in my foot since Christmas came out. Also, I went white-water rafting on the Nile near Jinja, Uganda. I'd never been rafting before since I refused to go during sissy family reunion opportunities. I'd been jealous of a few river-rat acquaintances that spent summers guiding on the Colorado, but after finally going, all I have to say is "eh." Don't get me wrong, I had a ton of fun, but Lonely Planet calls this "one of the most spectacular white-water rafting destinations in the world," we did several class five rapids, and we flipped a bunch of times, but it was never even remotely scary. I'm not saying that I'm a total bad-ass and nothing scares me, because I get scared all the time crossing steep icy slopes above long drop-offs, being exposed during lightning storms, or getting extremely wet and cold in snowstorms, but I'm a pretty poor swimmer and yet this was cake. Maybe I should do it again and tie weights around my ankles so that I stay under water longer, or maybe one of my river-rat friends will tell me "the Nile is weak compared to the Colorado; Lonely Planet is full of it" but until then, I'm going to go through life thinking that maybe kayaking is rad because you could just ride down a rapid, paddle back up its eddy, slide back in and run it over again all day long, but I can do without rafting.
Two more weeks left. I've got to do a major update of the World Bank report this week, I plan on chilling in Busia next weekend, and I'll be in Nairobi the weekend after that going to Nairobi National Park and getting ready to head out.