January 24, 2005


Welcome to the Addis Ababa Rocking Fun Zone (AARFZ). At least, that's the name until I can come up with a more intelligent, insightful sounding one. For now, Rocking Fun Zone will have to do. I believe this is a reference to the Simpsons, which may give you a clue as to my tastes. (I think it involved Marge and Maggie locked up in an enclosure at the County Fair while Homer was out drinking - magic.)

Anyway, for those of you not in the know, I am Mr. K, indefinite resident of Addis Ababa, husband to an undisclosed Ethiopian, graduate of University of Washington, and friend of all. I'm not sure how these blogs work, so maybe I shouldn't be giving to much information away.

I hope this blog will be a useful resource for those of interested in learning a little bit more about Ethiopia or the interactions of an American in Ethiopia, or for those of you in search of a chuckle. I also hope this blog will launch my writing career, so best of luck to me and enjoy the writing.


Blogger SaraT said...

I landed in your blog by accident and just browsing through your entries to see an ordinary American view of life in Ethiopia…wife went to UW and you are from Seattle…I am a Alumni as well…you know “Abesha” in Diaspora we only have one degree of separation...what made you decide to move to Addis? Interesting?

4:32 AM  
Blogger cy said...

I too stumbled upon your blog...I am from America as well, and am contemplating a stay in Addis for nearly a year. I would like to get in contact with you but I don't know your e-mail address, mine is: cky at duke.edu. Thanks

9:40 AM  
Blogger Couch Potato said...

Help me Dude, I'm lost.

I was searching for Elvis and somehow ended up in your blog, but you know I'm sure I saw Elvis in the supermarket yesterday.

No honest really, he was right there in front of me, next to the steaks singing "Love me Tender".

He said to me (his lip was only slightly curled) "Boy, you need to get yourself a shiny, new plasmatv to go with that blue suede sofa of yours.

But Elvis said I, In the Ghetto nobody has a plasma tv .

Dude I'm All Shook Up said Elvis. I think I'll have me another cheeseburger then I'm gonna go home and ask Michael Jackson to come round and watch that waaaay cool surfing scene in Apocalypse Now on my new plasma tv .

And then he just walked out of the supermarket singing. . .

"You give me love and consolation,
You give me strength to carry on "

Strange day or what? :-)

6:01 PM  

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