Saturday, November 14, 2009

Dreams of Africa

And now for something a little different.

In case you can't view the video or can't understand the narration, here's what I'm reading:

Some days I feel like getting on a plane and flying to Africa. I'd disembark in Nairobi and drive north through the savanna, the baobab and acacia, the giant migrating herds and the packs that follow them with grumbling bellies until I get to the highlands of Ethiopia. There I'd hang a slight right at Addis Ababa, still heading mostly north until I get to Dessie. There it'd be another right and a 150 miles where I'd stop there in the desert, pick up my phone and call my wife to say, "I'm in Djibouti." I think my life would feel complete then and I could die, finally, without regret.


courtney said...

Not sure why that required a video, but entertaining nonetheless. Heh. Djibouti.

Jacob said...

The video was because I wanted audio of me reading the piece and I thought this would be more interesting than just an mp3 file to download.

Jacob said...

Also, there's no way to convey in print the buzz of the giant freaking mosquito that forces its cameo right after I say Djibouti.

Julie said...

It is fun to do something different every once in a while. And saying Djbouti is always funny.