hey it’s me, husband: i came, i saw, i was sweaty.

15 Sep

well, it seems like just a moment ago that i was getting off a plane, tired, but very happy to see my lovely wife. now two weeks have flown by and it’s almost time to get back on that plane. sad.

i will miss some things about kolkata – and i wont miss others. let’s start with the former and end on a good note with the latter.

i won’t miss the sounds of kolkata – honking horns, mid 90’s ringtones, wild packs of dogs yelping and barking. i won’t miss the less desirable sights, such as children begging at every street corner, public urination, piles of garbage and dead animals. i won’t miss the smells, like human pee, and i won’t miss the heat. (if you’re one of those “i love the heat” people understand this heat is unbearable. especially for a big man. enough said.)

if you’re thinking that’s a lot of negatives…well you’d be right. this place is challenging, but that’s because life is always happening around you – the good, bad and ugly. and in a way i can see the beauty in that.

frankly – and perhaps obviously – the thing i’ll miss most about kolkata is my lovely wife. in the past 5 months she has impressively adapted to this crazy city: yelling at cabbies who try to rip us off, dealing with the crowds and counter attacking the indian staring habit with great determination. just by living here, she is making me so proud.

i can be anywhere,  including this crazy place, as long as it’s with her. when we’re together i just know that everything will be alright. she’s my p.i.c – partner in crime.

so that’s it from me in india…now back to your regularly scheduled al.



7 Responses to “hey it’s me, husband: i came, i saw, i was sweaty.”

  1. Hannah September 15, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

    Al – you were right, you’re much more witty.

    I’m gonna miss him though!

    • al September 15, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

      he brings a certain je-ne-sais-quoi. plus, he compliments me a lot. we like that. haha

      • Josh Vanwyck September 15, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

        Brought a tear to my eye. You two make me proud.

  2. Will Sitch September 16, 2011 at 12:57 am #

    I feel ill

    • al September 16, 2011 at 2:29 am #

      play nice with the other children william

  3. ica September 16, 2011 at 1:45 am #

    Meow meow! So cute!

    Side note—– SISTER EAT SOMETHING YOU LOOK TO SKINNY! ( Just sayin )

    • al September 16, 2011 at 2:30 am #

      i am a lot less skinny after spending 2 weeks eating. don’t worry.

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