November 8, 2010

MO IS REALLY DOING SOME COOL SHIT!!!!

Our rhythm guitar player is the guy that really brings the sick tunes to the band. He's got real long black hair and a real long dark beard. And he really likes evil death metal, He can quote chapter and verse on Norweigen bLACK mETAL. WELL MO, IN AN ATTEMPT  GET CLEAN IN MIND AND SOUL AND BODY  TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH Relief ORGS & TO ULTIMATELY JOIN THE PEACE CORPS, i\s on a 2 week relief trip to the jungle and deserts of Africa. To be exact ... Uganda.

Our prediction is  that he going to come back completely changed. No more self pity, laziness, and boo fucking hoo.
He's over there getting the full treemeant. This guy came from a bedbug infested concrete bunker and is NoW the American Hero ID and helpIng hard hit pEople in Africa.

UNBELIEVABLE !!!!!!!   I AM SOOO PROUD OF HIM. I ENVY HIS EXPERIENCES WHILE ADMITTING THAT I AM FAR TOO CHICKENSHIT, LAZY AND SELFISH TO HAVE EVER DONE WHAT HE IS DOING.  AMAZING!!!
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.This trip was a visit to a remote village called Seka, and by remote I mean an hour drive over haggard dirt roads to a place where a couple folks riding by would stare at us funny because apparently they've never seen a white person before. This was a women's outreach trip where the ladies organize the local women into a group and have a little salon...

READ THIS - IT'S AMAZING:
No this trip ain't all fun 'n games. Today we went to one of the local hospitals, and I don't mean Cedars-Sinai. This is the place where the poorest of the poor from the slums 'n ghettos go so you can imagine the conditions. And even as bad as it was, I'm told that it's still improved from a couple of years ago. The guy on the left is from the men's ward. He was having trouble keeping food down because of HIV and syphilis but didn't even have the means for a shot of penicillin


    • … The next ward over was the "broken" ward with lots of broken bones, many most likely to be amputated, and a guy with his face pretty mangled with blood on his lip because some jerks beat the shit out of him. But none of that could prepare me for the maternity ward. I'm not gonna try to describe the sights 'n sounds because the video on the blog should handle that for me. But I will tell you that I've never experienced a more pungent stench of shit, piss and decay in my life. I mean this made a Burning Man outhouse smell like perfume. I'd never been more glad to have hand sanitizer (part of the job was touching the patients because they feel a visit from whitey was sent by God). And oh yeah on the way out we saw a long fresh trail of blood going from the sidewalk outside to a puddle near the benches. Someone said they saw a nurse shaking her head sadly because a kid was just brought in with his leg crushed by a car. You can imagine what they were going through being treated in this place. VIVA UGANDA!! I'm pretty sure this activity was the most grim on the trip and I promise to make the next update more uplifting. Today we're going way up in the mountains to a small village with views that are supposed to be outstanding so look forward to that tomorrow.

4 comments:

Fairuza said...

Interesting read, I hope MO finds what he is looking for. Be Well.

Dan S said...

If I were going to Africa, I'd want to visit a town named after a vintage Swedish porn star, too.

Heff said...

I'm with YOU.

"Chickenshit, Lazy, and Selfish" has its rewards.

aikin said...

holy shit! Big props to Mo. It takes a lot of balls to shake off an easy life and volunteer to do that sort of relief work. I'm with you - too lazy and selfish to do it myself.