Sunday, May 08, 2011

Still Good in the Sack

Still Good in the Sack

As I said before: It's like riding a bicycle.

This has been a week of fantastic celebrations. Ib's Thursday b-day was magnificent. Friday was Cinco de Mayo on Seis de Mayo and lots of fun with work colleagues. Saturday was a day of pampering at the spa and lounging in the sun by the pool at Emin Pasha to celebrate the day of birth of the fabulous Sibyl Rolle. When I say her first and last names together, I think of Cabaret's Sally Bowles, and the voice Alan Cumming (and don't forget the bring her back when you're finished with her) as the MC comes to mind: The toast of Kampala, Ms. Sibyl Rolle!

Sibyl's celebration was an all-day affair and went into the night. Dinner was at Il Patio. That's two special dinners I've attended in the same number weeks. Being a creature of habit, I sat at the same table in the same chair and was served by the same waiter, Sale, both times. Sale knows how to take care of a large party and surely can hustle. There were about 16 of us, and he served us alone. Drinks were served promptly, meal recommendations were made, all orders were correct, and we never lacked what we needed/wanted. That is why Sale should always be generously tipped. My dinner of Risotto was delicious going down, but because I do not digest rich and oily foods well, it all came back up in an unpleasant and not-so-delicious fashion at about 4:30am.

From Il Patio, some migrated to Cayenne where it proceeded to rain. Well, no one rains on Sibyl Rolle's parade, not even mother nature. A report on facebook this morning asserted: Dancing in the rain in white pants, totally worth it :)

I did not progress to the dancing bit. I went to bed because I had a two-hour run to do at 7:30 this morning. It was a fantastic morning for a run, but it all got bit creepy towards the end of the run. Police were everywhere. Truck loads of them were passing by with sirens on. I have no idea what was going on. Robyn also made an account of it.

Assessment week at school begins tomorrow. It should be a pretty easy week if people can just keep their stress in check. I'm going to try to watch Blue Valentine tonight. Let's see how far I get before I fall asleep!


Robyn said...

LOVE the title!

Karen said...

haha, what fun! hmmmm not sure i was ever that good xo