Thursday, February 24, 2011

Shameless Request for Magical Treasures from America

I present to you my Care Package Wish-List. I would appreciate any or all things on this list (and really anything not on this list, too). Some things you just can’t find in Uganda! Thank you to everyone who has already sent cards, packages, etc.. Every piece of mail I get is like Christmas morning. Also, almost everything I’ve received has been addressed to “Sister Britt Larson”, so it seems that technique works. I’d suggest you do it, too. Mwebale munonga (thank you all very much)!
  • Granola bars (CLIF bars, Quaker Chewy bars, etc.) – esp. with peanut butter and chocolate
  • Velveeta Mac & Cheese
  • Magazines
  • Scented candles
  • Travel-size bottles of hand sanitizer
  • Duct tape
  • Aussie 3-Minute Miracle deep hair conditioner
  • Beef jerky
  • Crystal Light To-Go packets
  • Cashews, almonds
  • Cans/packets of meat (chicken, salmon, etc.)
  • Yoga DVDs – 30-minute-ish videos would be great
  • Beginner's guitar books/DVDs (so I can teach myself)
  • Any type of chocolate-y candy (like Reese's Pieces)
  • Shower scrunchie/loofah (the big puff-ball thing… don’t know what they’re really called)
  • CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus eyeliner - Black Onyx color (just because I'm a PCV doesn't mean I can't try to look pretty! just ignore the 5 layers of dirt on my feet)
  • Single-serving packets of salad dressing (honey mustard, caesar, bleu cheese, and raspberry vinaigrette sound spectacular)
  • Orbit Gum - Sweet Mint flavor
  • Sunflower seeds (to plant)
  • Romaine lettuce seeds
  • Books – any book would be great, but here are a few I want to read:
- Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa – Dambisa Moyo
- The Motorcycle Diaries – Ernesto Guevara
- Equine ER – Leslie Guttman
- A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson
- Pathologies of Power – Paul Farmer

1 comment:

Robert said...

Britt - this is Rob Schorry from Lakeview (only now catching up on your blog) and reading the 'want list' how else can we help you? Shall we start a care package appeal for you and the other PCVs? Or for other things?