Final community event! It’s a Spanish movie day… but as usual, poor promotion led to no attendees. Either way I was glad we didn’t have more technical difficulties. Today while braiding my hair, Deshell found a gray strand of hair. Literally one strand in the back of my head. It was long enough for me to see. It’s so hilarious to me considering my dad had his first gray hair at 10 I didn’t think I would make it this long. Even with a head full of gray I doubt anyone will think I am more than 25. My face is just too young… not that I am complaining. I spent in total about 5 hours on my hair and I am very proud of the finished results. As much as I love my fro, the daily maintenance and upkeep would be entirely too much. If I wasn’t sure, yesterday’s events of washing and bucket showers made it very clear to me. I can either shave my whole head or wear protective styles. Considering I want to donate my hair to Locs of Love after I finish peace corps, I went with protect style option.
After hair, D and I Disney’d out. It was nice to relax and in a way I was stalling to go home because I knew it would be another hair circus. Just my luck, I got a text about going to Catarina for a block party being hosted by a radio station. Although I was a little tired, I thought.. you only live once. So I ate dinner, quickly showered and went out again with other volunteers. It was so much fun! It reminded me of the old days when people used to have block parties in my neighborhood. There were flashing lights, and they were giving out hair gel! I am starting to recognize songs here and actually had a good time dancing. Volunteers from multiple towns came and we all danced right in the front of the stage.