Happy S.A.D.

It’s that time of year again: Single Awareness Day*, otherwise known as S.A.D. Some people refer to it as St. Valentine’s Day. Those people have to buy chocolate and gifts for someone. Coincidentally, I will be buying chocolate and gifts today as well, but it’s not what you think. I’m headed out to get some gifts for the family I’ll be staying with in Sierra Leone. I’m thinking chocolate and a flashlight. This may not sound like much, but consider that the family I’ll be living with will only have electricity two hours a day (and a random two hours at that). We’re really going to need the flashlight to find the chocolate when the power goes off.

*Saucy Scott gets the credit for enlightening me to the true name of today’s holiday.