Sunday, March 18, 2007

from the "Sunday Bloody Sunday" dept.

Takoradi. Sunday.

Once again I find myself at work, fighting with the interNot in my battle to download the entire Sunday New York Times for offline reading.

At nearly 90 minutes, I think there is finally light at the end of the tunnel. I hope to get out of here soon... I'm dreaming of passing the rest of the afternoon with a book on my roof. And the electroTimes ce soir.

At the same time I've been listening to an endless loop of Cher's "Do you believe in Life after Love" song-from-hell. It's the signature sports song on SKYY FM and it's blasting out of the studio down the hall.

The song is used between sports stories and to cover long breaks. I'm not sure what the alternative would be. Perhaps dead air? I will investigate this next week.

Speaking of next week: another busy one.

I hope to visit Cape Coast with one of the SKYY reporters for events marking the 200th anniversary of Britain passing the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act (March 25, 1807).

Work continues on the Flame project. And I must prepare a workshop on using the internet for research (when it works!).

And before I go, a quote I copied from John Gushue's excellent blog Dot Dot Dot:

"Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbour's noisy party than being there."
- Franklin P. Jones


1 comment:

Girls Institute of Science said...

Let me know if you'd be interested in volunteering to host a workshop or quick seminar for newscasters while in Accra...thanks, GM-VIBE FM