As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, there is limited television to watch. If you do have access to television you probably either watch cricket, national programs or Keeping Up with the Kardashians. I have to admit, I’m a little embarrassed THAT is our primary export to Botswana.
Even if there are cultural or community events chances are good they will be cancelled, start late, or no one will be aware of them ahead of time because the concept of marketing doesn’t really exist here.
Since there are few things to do outside your home and work, you are left to your own devices when it comes to entertaining yourself. That’s why a few months back I decided to take driving lessons. Of course, that whole deal crashed and burned rather quickly. But it was definitely entertaining while it lasted.
I’ve found other methods of entertaining myself since then. For instance, I decided to download all the free television episodes on iTunes. It took me about three weeks to download all 200 shows. The funny thing is that I was more dedicated to the downloading process than actually watching them. I’ve probably only watched about half a dozen shows. Of course, in the event of extreme boredom I can always enjoy RuPaul’s Drag Race, Border Wars, Mario Lopez: Saved by the Baby, and Snooki & J-Woww. (By the way, I had to look up Snooki & J-Woww because I wasn’t actually sure how to spell J-Woww.)
Since the iTunes downloading marathon has lost its interest to me I had to find a new hobby. So… I’m going to be on the Suze Orman Show. I submitted a question to the “Can I Afford It?” segment. Basically, you tell Suze what you want to buy; she looks at your finances and then tells you if you can afford it. We did the taping today which was a lot of fun. We talked about Botswana and of course, what I wanted to buy. I’m not sure when the actual episode will be broadcast but in case you happen to watch the show (I believe it is on CNBC Saturdays at 9pm) I won’t ruin the ending by telling you whether I was APPROVED or DENIED. The best part is, I get a t-shirt!