In other food news, we did what we called the Lumberjack Challenge this week, where we each ate 5 hot cakes, 4 mici, and 2 eggs. It seemed like a lot of food at first, but no one had a problem eating it, so we were a bit disappointed.
The most exciting thing ever this week comes with a story. So a couple weeks ago, when we went up to Sapte Scari in Brasov, I lost my watch. Yep, the epic one that Dad sent me while I was in the MTC. I have faithfully worn that watch every single day out here and it's really grown on me. We were like best buddies ever. Well, my streak of watch-wearing fidelity ended that day when I went to check the time and realized that my beloved watch was no longer clinging to my wrist like a newborn koala. I was in the forest at the bottom of a pretty steep hill bordering a cliff. There was no way I could find it. I had just descended this steep hill and took a little tumble on the way down, and I assumed the watch broke free and careened into oblivion, bouncing down the rocky face of the cliff, never to be found again. I was heartbroken and couldn't hide it. My best and more faithful friend who had been there with me for a solid 9 months was absolutely gone. I trudged back home and ate some comfort foods to soften the blow, but nothing could soothe my pains. Then, this last week, while rummaging through my backpack, guess what I found? Duh, my watch. Oh how sweet was the reunion of wrist to the prodigal timepiece. All memory of pain was washed away. So what really happened, was while I was digging in my backpack for my delicious sandwiches, the watch fell off in there and rode safely all the way home with me. So now we're all happy.
I can't think of a culture tip this week. Ummm let's just say that every Romanian will say exactly what he thinks. One of the elders here has really taken to wearing a cowboy hat all the time, and every person we pass on the street without fail will end up saying something about cowboys.
Two Truths and a Lie
Okay, the lie last week was that I gave someone our list of potential investigators. I did fall down the stairs at a bookstore and knocked a shelf off the wall. The employees said it was fine though. I also read the lyrics of an inspirational metal song as a poem for district meeting last week and everyone loved it and we got really inspired.
So for this week,
- I saw a woman throw her cat out the window and then proceed to yell at it
- At least one person in every companionship got sick this week
- We got to see Smiley in concert here in Ploiesti last week doing a free concert in the park
The Lumberjack Challenge: