>Last weekend we entertained the lively JV crew from Omak, WA. Omak is on the Colville Reservation and four JVs live there who teach in the elementary school. It was interesting to see how people can have a completely different JVC experience than we are. We had a fun weekend. Jon’s parents were also in town and they took us out to dinner. Pretty exciting times! Another big splurge for the weekend – the new James Bond movie. I definitely enjoyed it.
November 22, 2008 by Blueberries For Me
Its funny how living on a stipend of $80 makes you think so much more about you purchases. For instance, a movie was $10, so it was definitely a treat. Not that $10 was a ridiculous amount to spend, but it makes me realize that its not something I can do very often, so I should definitely enjoy it when I can. Or going out for a cup of coffee. I probably do that about once a week, but it reminds me what a big luxury coffee really is. It comes from thousands of miles away. Think of how many people, farmers, merchants, coffee shops have to work for you to have one cup of coffee. (And think of how many people are working below a living wage for it). I’m trying to switch to only drinking fair trade coffee. It’s something I’d recommend looking in to. And another east/west difference: regular coffee is always referred to as drip coffee, and its always about the 5th thing down on the menu. Espresso rules the roost out here.
The point is – enjoy what you do.
Do something to change the world: Forego to-go cups. Bring along your travel mug or ask for a house cup next time you are getting coffee.