Everyone can stop worrying – I’m back! Yes, it’s been a while. During my hiatus I have been wrestling many leopards (ie, starting a new job, moving into a new house, getting a new cat, and growing my hair out.)
Now that I’m back, I have several good blog posts in the pipeline, so stay tuned.
For today, we’ll be talking about just how many things are wrong with me. I mean, there are some serious issues here.
Living in Tanzania, I had forgotten, because here advertisements just tell me to drink Tusker, smoke Embassy cigarettes, and buy Vodacom phone credit. But luckily when I was home over Christmas I had the entire weight of the western media to remind me of all my flaws. Thank goodness, because did you know that there is something wrong with:
my ear canals
my upper arms
my lady parts
my lady hair
all hair, actually
and all the stuff on the inside that we can’t see – my nutrients, my toxins, etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc
Overall, I’m a very healthy person. Unfortunately, due to having been born a woman, there are many, many things inherently wrong with my body (see list above) and therefore a lot I need to fix. Luckily, I am privileged to be from a developed country where – much to my relief – there is an infinite supply of cosmetics, sprays, surgeries, goos, pills and all other manner of consumer products to fix me.
I’m also grateful that while I was home in the United States, the media didn’t waste my time trying to sell me things that, as a woman, I have no need to worry my silly little head about. They know that with all the time and money I need to spend on hair, face, and body ‘care’ products and procedures, I have absolutely no time left to worry about improving my life through experiences. I am far too swamped to take the time to cultivate true happiness and satisfaction, learn a new skill, or engage in meaningful dialogue with interesting people.
If I hadn’t spent that month in the good ol’ USA I would have forgotten how much work I have to do on myself.
Am I angry?
Damn right I am.
Coming next week: zombies in Arusha!!