Hey, how’ve you been? Well, two whole weeks without a single entry posted on Primitive Culture—that might be a new record for me. Not really the goal a blogger should aspire too, though. I could definitely give some reasonable excuses—mainly that we still don’t have home internet, thanks to the confusing systems of South African internet providers. But mainly, we’ve been so busy with some other projects that I haven’t had time to think about this blog.
The past month has been packed, and filled with unusual appointments and activities. To mention a few: we’ve travelled to distant spice shops for palm sugar and five-spice; we’ve gotten friends to write letters on our behalf; we’ve played with fonts, designs, and layouts; we’ve waited in line in government offices; we’ve met with realtors and developers, backing out of a lease at the last minute; we’ve poached pork fat and shelled nearly a kilo of raw peanuts.
The first project is that I am on my way toward getting a permit that will allow me to legally stay in South Africa. With Bordeaux as my sponsor, I’ll be able to keep living here legally—a privilege (or right, rather) same-sex couples enjoy in South Africa. One that we don’t get in the United States, sadly…
The other project… I don’t want to go into it too much right now, there’s still too much undecided. But I will offer one clue: Piesang.