Hey everyone! I haven’t touched this blog since my trip to Malawi last winter, but have decided to recusistate it. I see this as a great way to further cross-organizational and cross-chapter connections by posting about my upcoming chapter visit experiences, as well as random thoughts on chapter development, neat things chapters are up to, and what’s going on in the EWB office. It’s also a great way to keep me writing, and reflecting! Please send thoughts, suggestions, and feedback my way.
We welcomed our third Fall SCF, Rayannah, to the office yesterday. One of the best parts of working at EWB is our cake. That’s right. Each time we welcome a new staff member, celebrate a birthday, or bid farewell, there is sugary goodness involved. So I skipped off to the corner store where I had spotted homemade pies the weekend prior. Apple pie with ice cream – can’t go wrong!
False. After Rayannah meticulously cut 15 small slivers of pie, she noticed some green specks. Then more green specks, then entire layers of mold beneath the crust.
Oh but the plot thickens. Turns out she has a nut allergy, and of course both the pie and ice cream were of the “may contain traces” variety. Hilarity ensued, and needless to say, I am removing myself from celebratory duty shopping from now on.
So Rayannah’s day 1 take-away? Life at EWB is like a moldy pie. Looks delicious but there is trouble that may lead to an epi-pen injection lurking below…eek!