Saturday, July 18, 2009


Word is that our run-over friend is OK. We think his jaw may be wired shut, though reports that he lost his teeth seem to have been extrapolated from the tale of another friend, who several months ago was run off a road into a tree, losing three teeth.

We spent a good long time at lunch ruminating about what exactly a person with a wired jaw would be able to eat, depending on whether he's here (runny shima?) or in Civilization, aka South Africa (smoothies! milkshakes! creamy soups! V8 juice!).

What goes (largely) unsaid is how it seems inevitable that every PCV in this country is going to have a road accident at some point. We're trying not to be paralyzed by this possibility, though it's tempting to start wearing our bike helmets at all times.

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