Apart from the palms of my hands and the bottoms of my feet, I've never been a big sweater. Then I moved to Niger and discovered that I do, in fact, have functioning sweat glands.
Last night around 3 the power went off for about an hour and a half . . . which meant no fans! I woke up so drenched that at first I thought maybe I had wet the bed, and then (much to my relief) I realized my pillow was just as wet as everything else.
So I got to thinking about all the simple ways in my new life here that I end up as gross as a high school football player on two-a-days. Here they are, the Top 10 (Easiest) Ways to Break a Sweat in Galmi:
10. Washing dishes.
9. Reading The Very Worst Missionary's latest post, feeling reassured that I am not the very worst.
8. Typing a new blog post.
7. Editing an old blog post.
6. Making Tabouleh.
5. Looking at other people's pictures on facebook.
4. Reading a book.
3. Brushing my teeth with an electric toothbrush.
2. Checking my email.
Yup! It's just that hot!
I used to have to take an hour long spinning class to break a sweat . . . now, I'm sweating in places I didn't even know I had glands! So much for smelling like a lady. I guess I'll never be a southern belle now!