telecommuting, swiya

Posted in Uncategorized by Diana on March 31, 2011

Being out of site and getting work done, today was one of my more effective “telecommuting” days.

– Paid rent. Check.

– Marjane visit. Check.

– Gnaoua planning. Check.

– Red ribbons for SIDA booth. Check.

– Talk to family and friends. Check.

Hooray for strong internet connections!

Fes, Fes, Fes

Posted in Uncategorized by Diana on March 30, 2011

This trip marks my third time in Fes.

Turns out third time’s the charm because the moment I approached one of the (accessory) vendors in the medina, he quickly recognized me and said, “MrHba! I have new things! Where have you been? Take your time and look like [as] every time!”

Clearly, I have preferred vendors, eh? And, clearly, I’m memorable, eh?

In other news…last’s night dinner is still keeping me full. How amazing is that? Much!

unbuttoning my pants for food

Posted in Uncategorized by Diana on March 29, 2011

first time I needed to unbutton my pants during a meal in Morocco because I wanted to eat more. thank you authentic Chinese food in Rabat.

there’s nothing more attractive than beautiful women who like and know how to eat. clearly, that means me and most of my friends!

hip hip hooray for food!

dr pepper ice cream float

Posted in Uncategorized by Diana on March 28, 2011

When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.

– Joe Paterno

This afternoon, the SIDA Committee learned that PC/Morocco adopted its Logic Model into the post’s planning and training strategy.¬†(Go, team, go. :))¬†With that recognition, however, comes the responsibility of planning a few trainings and meetings. Let’s just say 2011 is unfolding to be a full year in every sense of the word.

Yes, folks, you read that right: I had a Dr Pepper ice cream float this evening.

Where, you ask?

Well, at the one and only American Club.

Actually, I had 2 cans of Dr Pepper. One with dinner, one as part of my dessert.


reading en transit and 10dh sandwiches

Posted in Uncategorized by Diana on March 27, 2011

Awesome discovery: I can read on a bus without incurring motion sickness! Whee!!

At the rest stop between Essaouira and Marrakech via souk bus, I hopped off and bought two 10dh sandwiches: one consisting of turkey meat, another consisting of liver and fat. I gotta say the latter was the more savory one.

Yes, I’m “admitting” that I voluntarily eat animal liver and fat. Hey, when that’s the closest I can come to pork and bacon, I take what I can get. Then again, being the omnivore that I am, I’m not that picky (or cheeky) about what I do and don’t eat. A little bit of everything and all in moderation is what I say.