Kony 2012

“What is this Kony thing that’s going around the Internet?” I asked Ravi earlier today.

I’ve been away from the Internet for over a week and have been catching up all day.  Browsed Facebook, flipped through Twitter, glanced at the dailys for a bit.  But it wasn’t until I settled into the Tumblr dashboard did I begin to see a trend.  

The word “Kony” was plastered on every other tumblr blog post.  So I finally watched the video.  

KONY 2012 from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo.

If you don’t have 30 minutes to spare watching it right now then here’s a quick synopsis:

Joseph Kony is a war criminal.  He abducts children, puts a gun in their hands, and turns them into child soldiers – after he forces them to kill their families.  The girls, after they are raped, are turned into sex slaves.  Over 30 000 children have been abducted.  The US is currently looking for him but he is difficult to find as he is invisible – no ones knows about him.  We have the power to make him visible.  Help Kony be the most famous name and face of 2012.  

http://www.kony2012.com/

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Home made Thai coffee with skull and cross bones ice cubes! My pre-yoga fuel

Do As They Do In Key West

Woke up to birds chirping and hearing splashes from the hotel pool.  Jumped out of bed and ran downstairs after I realized I was 2 minutes late for the free hotel coffee and breakfast.  Loaded my arms with coffee, juice, and Key West baked goods and made my way back up to the room to surprise Ravi and Colin with tasty delights.  This was enough to kill off the residue from the previous night’s escapades.

We decided to hit Duval Street, one of the most popular and famous streets of Key West.  In addition to Ernest Hemingway, Jimmy Buffet, and Tennessee Williams, Key West is known for its New Orleans-type culture.  Not that I’ve been to New Orleans but it appeared to have the same sort of architecture as many pictures of buildings and houses I’ve seen in New Orleans.  

Duval and surroundings streets are lined with shops, restaurants, and cafes.  It was easy to spend the entire day and night walking around this quaint town.  After resting up in the hotel and catching a bite to eat we were ready to hit the town again.  

Unfortunately it appeared that everyone in town was staying in that night.  Somewhat relieved after the previous night and long day of walking we made our way back to the hotel and crashed early.  

Sometimes You Need To Get Away

I’ve been gone awhile.  Have you noticed?  Needed to get away from cold weather, deadlines, traffic.  Hopped on a plane to Miami and met up with a friend at the airport.  Ravi and I were worried that he would have problems finding us so we made a little sign.

After meeting up with Dr. Sexi Tyme we hopped in a rental car and drove south a few hours to Key West.  KEY WEST!  Why have I not been here before?  Stayed in a small, boutique hotel in the heart of old Key West.  Bought beer and wine at the grocery store then spent a night out partying with locals, fellow visitors, and seasonal locals.  

A passerby on a bike bestowed this fantastic hat to me on our way to the bar.  I had to wear it until I found someone else who would agree to take it and wear it.

(Take note of the couple dancing on the right).

 It took a few hours but finally this gentleman stormed into the bar and begged for it so I said goodbye to the hat.

Being in the Florida Keys we had to sample some of the local fare.  Ravi researched the local drink and a round of Rum Rummers was soon ordered.  

I had no idea what was in this drink (other than rum).  About 1/12th into the drink I decided to order something else as the room grew foggier.  

I sipped mojitos for the rest of the night while schmoozing with the local talent and partying with Key West locals.

Veggie corn dogs! VEGGIE CORN DOGS!!!!!!!!

Lying on the couch in my gym clothes reading the internet from cover to cover.  Despite the 4 cups of coffee pumping through my veins I can’t gather the energy to get my slowly atrophying muscles to the gym.  But played this video with the speakers cranked and I’ve moved from a reclined to an upright position.  May this video energize and motivate you too.

Kitty Potter.