Monday, September 22, 2008

You know you're not in Kansas anymore when...

This weekend there were demonstrations, road closures and store closures at various parts of the city. The reason? Funding was cut for ritual animal sacrifices. Not enough Bucks for the Goats (or rupees as it were). Oh would PETA have a field day with this.

15 comments:

Eudae-mamia said...

Hey, maybe if the U.S. upped their funding for ritual CEO sacrifices, we wouldn't be in this mess. I think the Nepal people are on to something!

And I am fairly certain PETA wouldn't care.

Hope things are back to running well, well you know, in your neck of the woods.

Em

Nik said...

Oh gosh! I'm sure not only did it disrupt everything - but I'm sure it was kind of scary too.

Hoping you stay safe!

medge said...

Hi Laurel,

I just finished reading your blog and thoroughly enjoyed it. Your spirit shines through the photos and your writing. You make me miss Nepal (I met my husband there and he and his son are here now, but I hope we can eventually retire there, at least part-time). It is wonderful to see that you are arousing curiosity about Nepal in your readers, too. It's such an amazing place, with amazing people. Best wishes to you and your family.

Medge

mommaof4wife2r said...

i have to admit, i think this is hilarious! who knew...

hope all is well tho...

Meaghan said...

Sounds pretty amazing! Hope you are taking it all in and enjoying a wonderful experience :)

Great blog.

xoxo
Meaghan
www.cancerlost.blogspot.com

gingela5 said...

Wow, what a different world you live in! Great blog--found you through SITS!

Blarney said...

Love the new header!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

I wanted to thank you for stopping by my place yesterday...as for my boy in middle school...I'm happy to say that he is doing really well and likes it a lot.
Thanks again...and finding 100 things about yourself is easier than you think...

Rhea said...

What?! You've got to be kidding...right?!

Becky said...

Seperation of church and state? We have no clue here in the US do we, funding goat rituals, wow.

~Trish~ said...

I am writing you from Kansas *giggle* Thanks for stopping by my blog when it was featured last week! I'm still trying to catch up with all the comments I got!!

Heather said...

Oh dear. That doesn't sound good at all!!

Pink Ink said...

Sounds like a fascinating place. So much for the usual "heavy traffic" excuse for being late :-)

-a fellow SITS gal

Served Cold said...

stumbled across your blog on expatblog.com or whatever it is.

haven't been able to find many foreigners living in Kathmandu who are blogging, so it's nice to see your words about this city!

any advice on locating an expat community here? not working out much!

Tracy P. said...

Oh my! That IS a problem!

I left an award on my blog for you to say thanks for making the blogosphere a beautiful (not to mention fascinating!) place. You're welcome to play along, but mostly I just want you to know you're appreciated, and want my readers to come see you!