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I’ve been getting up at 5am to get to the office by 7am so I can get everything done that I need to get done. And I have a crazy weekend of travel ahead of me: a weeked in NH for the Exponent retreat and then Boston – Washington DC – Atlanta – Jo’burg – Maputo.

On September 11, I attended National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) 9/11 Remembrance Service. It was a really lovely event. About 50 people attended, including the Japanese Ambassador and his wife. I’ll post my photos later, but if you look closely, you’ll see that the podium was festooned with garlands of paper cranes.

Since my last couple of days in Accra I’ve been bothered by a large, red, swollen, itchy patch on my upper arm. It was driving me crazy enough that we went to the local Minute Clinic, where the Russian nurse told me that she suspected that it was a deer tick bite. Also, I should go to the emergency room. Since I was feeling fine (no fever) I waited until the next morning to go to George Washington University Hospital. The doctor said he didn’t think it was a deer tick bite (i.e. I may not have lyme disease) but to make sure he sent me home fully loaded with antiobiotics.

MoBob and I met up with a couple of friends to see the Allah Made Me Funny show at the new Riot Club Comedy Act. The show was pretty funny, but I don't think I laughed as much as with Arabs Gone Wild. We saw them last year, and MB will probably see them again without me since I’ll be in Maputo when they perform on Sept. 24. *sniff* We had a disappointing and overpriced dinner first at Rosa Mexicano, which confirmed my belief that the Holy Grail for any Californian in DC is real Mexican food.

October is my birthday month and I’m already set with tickets to see the Caps play the Blackhawks and Hey Marseilles in concert.
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On September 16th, 2011 05:34 am (UTC), 13oct commented:
Just reading about your week makes me tired.

Hope u heal up soon.

When is your b'day girl? I need a date here. :) *points to user name*
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On September 16th, 2011 12:48 pm (UTC), cookie_chef commented:
Hope you're feeling better soon.
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