Last week I had looked over my shot records and noticed that all vaccines were current except my tetanus shot, so I called and asked for a nurses appointment to get the shot. Well after Jonathan and Adrianne's trip, (we have the same Family Doctor) I was told I needed to come in.
**sidenote: the events of Jonathan and Adrianne's trip were atypical in all meaning of the word, and yes mom, dad and big brother Matt, I will be ok!
So I went in, and I have to say, Dr Bloom is awesome so I really don't mind having to go in, and the fact that his nurse is from Kenya and speaks Swahili is worth the $20 co-pay. I got some good swahili practice, and low and behold I didn't need the tetanus shot, but to be on the safe side I still got stuck with a needle to make sure I am immune to Hep A. Apparently some people get the vaccine but aren't fully immune when it is complete.
So I got stuck anyhow, but was talking in swahili the entire time, and learning about where I can buy flour to make ugali and where I can go to church "African Style" and learning that there is a community of people from all over East Africa living here in the Raleigh-Durham area.
And still completely unrelated...Steve shared this video with me today, and it cracked me up. The out-takes (also found on youtube, are also hysterical!)