Friday, November 19, 2010

My Life Flashed

Today I nearly died when I stepped on a snake.

Maybe I'm being a bit dramatic but I didn't stick around to see if the snake was dangerous enough to kill me.

I've been walking this same exact route for 2 years now and have skittered and jumped my way over twigs many many times--every single time thinking it was a snake. 

This time there was a bright green snake in the middle of the sandy road and I stepped right on it!

Who does that?

I blame my staff. I got a call that they were fighting about procedures at the orphanage. I was distracted for that small moment and bam!

The health department came out to spray for mosquitoes (against them, really) since we are at the beginning of the rainy season.

My nannies and manager were confused about the procedures involved with the spraying of the rooms where the kids sleep and got into a shouting match. Nice.

After arriving back home and sorting them out--kinda--I went inside to share my snake story with one of our volunteers. One thing led to another and we were comparing bug stories and I then brought up a cockroach story where German cockroaches were involved. As the words left my mouth I remembered that this volunteer is German. Awkward!
I did some research and found out that there is an American cockroach as well. I never knew that. I also found out that in Germany they call the cockroaches Russian cockroaches. 
OK, that's enough talk about bugs. I'm officially creeped out now.

That's been my day so far. How is your Friday going?

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  1. Oh, I can hardly believe you stepped on a snake!! That was probably the worse thing for you that day... or at least it would've been for me!!
    Snakes and women just don't mix.. never did, never will in my opinion.

    Bug are the same thing to me---yukk, although Jennifer is now collecting bugs and keeping them in our freezer for her biology class. It's funny how excited she can get over finding a big fly. Gross.. Oh well, I guess there are worse things for a 20 yr old woman to get excited over.

    Be careful, Amy. I want to see you in January!!

  2. OH MY LANDS! I would have freaked out! Geeeeeez. I don't know how you do it, girl.

  3. Funny. We just learned about cockroaches in our Zoology class. The North American cockroach is green, which is weird. :P And the giant cockroaches here that some people call palmetto bugs came over from China with immigrants. Interesting stuff.

  4. Eeek, that is so creepy! My Friday is going better than yours, lol. I hope you get a break soon.


  5. I am glad you are okay after the snake. Living in Florida, I have learned that you definitely need to watch out for them.


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