Monday, May 2, 2011

An Interesting Morning

This morning I woke up too early, the light a little too bright and blinding in my eyes. Not quite recovered from waking up at 5:45 the morning we left Jordan.

I stumbled into the next room of Tory's empty apartment. I am the only one here right now because he had to go to Tel Aviv for a night. I check Facebook. Ten new notifications. Happiness at that.

Then I stumble back into the next room and turned on the TV. Aljazeera English fluttered onto the screen, "...dent Obama had this to say in his announcement two hours ago."

"Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children."

Whoa.

Not sure exactly how to feel, what repercussions there might be. But want to do something.


So to celebrate I went and bought breakfast at KFC. This KFC.


It is different from your KFC. Very different. I bought a chicken dinner with two pieces of Dajaaj, fries, and Xubaz for fourteen shekels.

Then I walked back to the corner store and bought a two-liter of coke.

Delicious.

The Beginning of Bill's Odyssey

I woke up in Jerusalem this morning. I walked out to the old
city's wall and paid a kid a buck to show me how to break past the
fence and get on the wall's ramparts. I then walked those for a while.

Until I realized that the Dome of the Rock (Site of the first and second Israelite temples, Theoretical Eden, the sacrifice of Isaac, Mohammad's ascention, etc) was right fracking there. It was then that I realized I had to run back to the Austrian hospice in order to check out in time.

After taking Pictures, of course.

DOME OF THE ROCK IN THE BACKGROUND.