friends and shit

I’m sitting home alone; it’s just me and the bull (shit.)

vina fuerte I’m occupying a four person apartment until new roommates are assigned. Below are the assortment of thoughts that are going thru my head this the eve of the second year since I left home.

  • I reserve the right to enjoy the newly-created space and order while at the same time kind of missing dearly moved out roommates. And I am not saying that because I now have to buy my own can opener; because I have to find a means of watching Bill Maher online now that the TV is gone. One of them, I exchanged the same four lines of pleasantries with, day in, day out. Other dude was just like me one of the founding fathers of this here place. He came through for me on several occasions. A far cry from another founding father whom I fell out with and who estimated that it would take only about 10 seconds to kill me.
  • Dude who sort of explored the feasibility of killing me hails from the same place as this friend from school. I dare say my only friend from school. A really nice guy. መቼም የእናት ሆድ ዥንጉርጉር አይደል የሚባለው?! He is helluva smart too. Always willing to help when I’m struggling in the lab. Watched a few games together. Dined together a few times. Aw, shit. It almost sounds like…  Seems has got a decent business acumen. He loves solving problems. He sees one and next thing you know, he may be in front of the nearest chalkboard, scribbling a simple algorithm for the solution. He really deserves all the best that’s coming his way.
  • Now, when we started this drinking thing, the plan was to finish a bottle of wine every month. But now I fear that I may have developed a bit of a resistance. አንድ ብርጭቆ እንደበፊቱ አላሰማ እያለኝ ነው:: At first I had thought that it probably was due to the oxidation of ethanol to acetic acid (አቼቶ.) ሰላጣ ከመብላት የሰከረ ሰው ደግሞ ተሰምቶ አይታወቅም:: But red wine is supposed to thrive at room temp, within reason. White wine likes to chill; that’s why it seems I won’t be after all drinking from this bottle:


Point is, like the good experimenter that I am, I tested a glass of white/red that sat out for too long and a glass of fresh red (not all at the same time 🙂 ) They were all poorly inebriating. Recommendation: up the dose. From humble beginnings; sky is the limit.

how to read the air

Liked the story; and the final paragraph. There was also this one part which I will post as soon as it comes back to me 🙂

  • አንድ ሰሞን ከአለቃዬ ጋር ሁለታችንም ፊኛችንን ልናቃልል ሰንሄድ እንገጣጠም ነበር:: I don’t know if it could be called the male equivalent of synchronized periods. It was almost like we had developed this special rapport that could only bode well for my work. ከዛ ግን ቀረ::
  • እዛው ሽንት ቤት ውስጥ… I am at one of the two urinals and another person had went to the stall. Then he does a swift 180 and gets the hell out of the place. I walk over to investigate -አንበሳ, ዘንዶ,… አይቶ ይሆን? ዘራፍ! Turns out it was actually a ዘንዶ:: አንድ ማንንቱ ያልታወቀ ግለሰብ ዘብልሎት ሔዷል:: አዬ ያንዳንድ ሰው ነገር! ኩራት መሆኑ ነው? Like, look at my output?


Take it away, Sami and Astu.


ስለአንድ መቀመጫ

ትላንትና ይህን አየሁና ተደመምኩ:

I am no stranger to a Rahel song: still can’t get enough of ሆ በላኒ:: I once even went “that’s my jam!” when it came on in a club and hit the dancefloor of my own volition. The side effect of የተወጋ ውስኪ maybe.

But I was flabbergasted by the መቀመጫ that I had to ask a love interest “has rahel haile always been this bootylicious? or is it a recent phenomenon?”. She answered “I don’t have an answer to your question, sorry” I pursued: “is there a person whom I could ask? like, an authority on the subject?”…መቼም ሳትታዘበኝ አትቀርም…

Earlier, I had tried to share my excitement with my sister telling her አቅፌው ፎቶ ብነሳ ሁሉ ደስ ይለኛል 🙂

Her: “endih beka yeleyelih durye honk 🙂 …. You really need to get laid, otherwise ጉዳቱ የከፋ ይሆናል 😀

and ካለፈው ሳምንት ጀምሮ ኖርዝ ካሮላይና ያለው ወዳጄ ጋር (እሰይ! እንኳን ደህና መጣህ! Like, ለመድክ? አሜሪካን እንዴት አገኘሀት? I see. ሆ ሆ ሸንት  ቤት ስትጠቅም እየተጠነቀቅክ ወንድሜ!  ወዘተርፈ).  He disparages me “….ይሄ ሁሉ ምን ያደርጋል? … ተው እሱ ላይ አትንጠልጠል:: አወዳደቅህ…”

ምነው ማስፈራሪያውን አበዛችሁት ሰዎች? ድሮም ሀበሻ የቆመበትን ጠልፎ መጣል ነው እንጂ ማበረታታት መች ያውቅና? I will let you know ማስፈራሪያስ won’t keep me from eulogizing this unprecedented ቂጥ. ምናልባት ከሚሚ ቂጦ በኋላ የተፈጠረ ላቅ ያለ... I’ve never had the pleasure of seeing ሚሚ ቂጦ or her likeness. But I guess it must be a substantial one to deserve this:

mimi qiTo

This is a derriere fit enough to Trump “Ethiopia got booty” because no one is a bigger ass than he is. Yay! I just made a Trump joke.

This is the kind of ass that could be offered by የመንግስት ኮሚኒኬሽን ጉዳዮች ጽሕፈት ቤት as a testament to the kind of ልማት the country is going thru. And nobody would accuse them of pilfering a pic of one of the many notable መቀመጫዎች on Getty Images.

ትሬፍ ብለናል, ራሄል::


My latest favorite expression:



Some of the following might seem like nitpicking but…

psalms 46


Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in troubleTherefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. 

proverbs 3vs

Proverbs 3

1 My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, 2 for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity. 3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. 4 Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding
galatians 5


Galatians 5

19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

I wonder what the Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek versions say.

Still in the ሕዝብ ለሕዝብ mood:: ወልማሚት sounds like a nice term of endearment. የኔ ወልማሚት, ወልማሚቴ, …እንደቀለበቴ ግቢ ብል ይሻላል 🙂

እና ደግሞ ሴቶቻችን


And a crescendo

እና እና ደግሞ መልካም ሁዳዴ!

ሙዚቃ ሙዚቃ መዝሙር

ወቅታዊ ዘፈኖች: ጥር, ጥምቀት, ብርድ, ብቸኝነት, ሠርግ

ህዝብ ለሕዝብ -still the shyt after all these years. Among the many amazing things about it: the transition from song to song


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