Sunday, January 30, 2011



There are so many small things in this world that can bring us joy.

I had a fantastic run yesterday morning. It was only 13km, but I loved it and felt so well after. The breeze and cappuccino aroma on the outdoor terrace made the after-run breakfast of poached eggs and guacamole the perfect reward.

Facebook can be a very powerful marketing tool. As someone who can be very visually stimulated, photos of new works by artist friends on my computer screen when I log on can prove to be too much of a temptation to resist, especially when the art is fantastic. I convinced myself that I needed more beauty in my world (who doesn't?). Well, that itch was scratched around 2.00pm Sunday. This is what I brought home.

Really love it.

Sunday afternoon, even though it was a time of saying goodbye to a friend moving to Zimbabwe, provided a beautiful time to catch up with friends and get to know other quite remarkable people. Great food. Great people. Great conversation.

School was pretty damn good today as well; the maths activity I did with the year 6 class went over so well.

We thought it was going to rain this afternoon... but that would have been too perfect. Gotta leave some expectations for tomorrow.

Friday, January 28, 2011

A Sad Day

A Sad Day

In a place of so much beauty, there is still too much ugly.


The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

Statement by the President on the Killing of David Kato

I am deeply saddened to learn of the murder of David Kato. In Uganda, David showed tremendous courage in speaking out against hate. He was a powerful advocate for fairness and freedom. The United States mourns his murder, and we recommit ourselves to David’s work.

At home and around the world, LGBT persons continue to be subjected to unconscionable bullying, discrimination, and hate. In the weeks preceding David Kato’s murder in Uganda, five members of the LGBT community in Honduras were also murdered. It is essential that the Governments of Uganda and Honduras investigate these killings and hold the perpetrators accountable.

LGBT rights are not special rights; they are human rights. My Administration will continue to strongly support human rights and assistance work on behalf of LGBT persons abroad. We do this because we recognize the threat faced by leaders like David Kato, and we share their commitment to advancing freedom, fairness, and equality for all.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Exactly What I'm Trying to Avoid

Exactly What I'm Trying to Avoid

Make sure you catch me from my good side...

Pick one!

Need I say more?

Did I mention that Capital Shoppers in Nakawa has Oreo cookies?

Sunday, January 23, 2011



Let's hope Adele's 21 album fairs better than another sophomore album (Ok, actually it was her third album, but it was only her second after gaining mainstream attention. If the Grammys can award best new artist awards to veteran artists using this justification, I can take a similar liberty on my blog) that emphasized the artist's age of 21 at the time:

Anyone remember the nasty braids Shanice was rockin' while promoting this album? Do you remember anything else about Shanice at that time? Any of the songs from this album?

I'm pretty sure Adele has as a better fate ahead of her. Check out this recent live performance of the lead single from 21, Rolling in the Deep.

I've not heard any of the other tracks from the album, but it is already receiving rave reviews from music critics in the UK. (I wish the same could be said for Duffy's sophomore album, Endlessly. I have it, and must say I agree with most critics. It's ok, with a few good songs, but not consistent.) Ian Wade of the BBC refers to 21 as "simply stunning" and "genuinely brilliant". MTV-UK say that Adele's 21 will be one of the essential albums of 2011 and give a track-by-track assessment of the album.

I'm waiting anxiously to add the album to my iTunes library. 19 is one of my current favourite albums. Perhaps the music of this Cockney Hannah Montana (nickname attributed to Alan Carr) will satiate my excitement for new albums of 2011 until Britney's new album comes out in March.

Speaking of Alan Carr, here is his hilarious interview with Adele. Highlight: her meeting Sarah Palin on the set of Saturday Night Live.

Beside obsess over Adele today, what did I do? Well, thanks for asking. I made goat stew. It turned out pretty well, I must say. I used this recipe from the food network, if you're interested.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Just Gettin' Back in the Habit

Just Gettin' Back in the Habit

In my last post, I compared blogging to going to the gym. And I stand by that assertion. I should know; I'm trying to get back into both this very week. Tough work. After a month of neither running or swimming, both activities have kicked my proverbial 'ass' while at the same time (I hope) reduced the size of the actual one. Getting back into the habit of typing up and sharing my most superficial, random-yet-entertaining-to-my-simple-mind thoughts has also be a 'proverbial ass'-kicker. But I'm building my stamina for both.

I've got to get out of my flat more. Social commentary does not come and knock on your door (or at least my door). So if I'm going to find something interesting to write about, I'm going to have to be a bit more social. Right now I'm stuck with commenting on me. I know, I know. I'm also not to thrilled with the topic either.

Thirty'effing'five was recently acknowledged and (because there's no stopping it) celebrated in KLA. Three amazing women, knowing my love for the work of some Ugandan artists, brought me an amazing gift: a painting by Nakibinge Anwar. Anwar is an acclaimed Ugandan artist, and he has been one of my favourite artists for years. I've wanted one of his paintings since the first time I saw his work. Now I have one.

I love the bright colours and textures of his paintings. His subjects and choices for canvases are also very creative.

I want another one.
And I know just where I'll hang it.
Be careful Kels.

Thursday, January 20, 2011



Having not blogged, in like, forever, I've just got to post something. Maybe the I'll find the inspiration/motivation to blog again. What happened? A million-dollar question. Life. I guess. Blogging and going to the gym: two things that, as long as done regularly, become habit; however, as soon as you get off of routine (sometimes even for just one day), it's over. And it's so hard to begin again.

A lot of wonderful things have been happening, and I've left them un-digitally-documented. They are all written in my shorthand in my diary (yes, I still kick it old school), but hardbound books do not facilitate keyword searches.

In summary,

two photos:


and one new dropped single

Love me some Brit.

2011 has begun pretty well.

I'll keep you posted... I hope.