This week, not surprisingly, went by sooo so fast! I can't believe I only have 4 more weeks of clasees and 5 1/2 until I'm roadtripping back home to Arcade. This week's electronics lab was a little frustrating but really awesome when Yoni and I got our EKG circuit working with LED light in all. I'm getting more and more excited about repairing equipment over in Tanzania. I had a really great weekend (minus that this is the 5th hour I've been at the library!). I got to go volunteer at the Ronald McDonald house on Canal for the first time where we made breakfast for dinner (brinner) for the residents- I had never been to one so I hope to make more visits, it's a really great organization. New Orleans weather proved to be wonderful and sunny again for some extra tennis time with A's and Aces at a health/sports day at Dillard University. But, my favorite part of the weekend was by far taking a trip to Preservation Hall and the Palm Court with a group from my dorm. I had never heard of either before but with the help of a Wall faculty fellow, Tom Sancton and professor in resident, Paul Colombo, we were able to get a tour of the hall and front row seats! After a great performance of traditional New Orleans Jazz we headed to the Palm Court. There I met one of my new heros : Lionel Ferbos. This fine man in my last two pictures is 99 years old and still kicking it with the Palm Court Band on Saturday nights. Have you ever seen a guy sing, put his oxygen tank back on and continue to play the trumpet?!? I certainly hadn't and standing there listening gave me the shivers- how amazing would it be to be doing the one thing you love most at the age of 99? The passion he has for Jazz is inspiring and I hope to fall into something I love just as much. So anyways, I am finally sending out fundraising business letters this week and if anyone has any suggestions for potential sponsors let me know! I have less than a month to raise just under $3000 and I'll be updating what I've raised so far on here by the middle of the week!
Go to www.kupikiatanzania.com for all the details on my cookbook!!!