Updates and disco shower

Update: Susanna did not get the role in Sleeping Beauty. Obviously the judges were both deaf and blind 🙂

Update: The workers will have GIPA’s building ready for classes on Monday, Sept 19, BUT only the 2nd year students will begin school on that day. The incoming class will begin classes on Sept 26.

Update: Sandra & Aaron Vasquez, formerly of New York City and now living in Tbilisi, kindly lent us a fitted sheet and two pillowcases, so our sheet situation has greatly improved.

Sandra and Aaron also invited us to their home, where we enjoyed a delicious dinner of Indian food. The feature of their home that made me jealous was their “disco” shower. It has glowing blue lights, a radio, jet sprays from the sides, water from above, and–most important–a glass enclosure. When we shower, we sit in a tub about 1/3 the size of American tubs and we use a flexible hand-sprayer. We couldn’t find a shower curtain long enough to reach the tub, so we had to buy plastic from a roll and make our own curtain.

Copyright Keith Kenney, 2011


About keithrkenney
Keith Kenney is a professor of visual communication at the University of South Carolina. He is living in Tbilisi, Georgia, for a year. This blog is about several topics. "CSJMM-Journalism" is about the students, faculty and staff members of the Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management in Tbilisi, Georgia. "USC-Journalism" is about the students, faculty and staff members of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SJMC) at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. CSJMM and SJMC are recipients of a "Journalism School Partnership" program grant from the US Department of State. The purpose of this $750,000 grant is to improve CSJMM and ensure its sustainability. "Tbilisi, Georgia" is about Susanna Melo and my experiences in Tbilisi. "Columbia, SC" will be about our experiences in our home town--Columbia--when we return home. "Georgia" is about Susanna and my experiences when we travel in Georgia outside of Tbilisi. "United States" is about our experiences traveling in the US. "Films and Photography" is about two documentary films I'm working on in Georgia. One story follows how Adishi handles the rapid tourism that is being developed in Svaneti. The other story follows Tamaz Jalagania, who is a craftsman of swords and guns, an opera singer, and an extraordinary storyteller. "Scholarship" is about my current books, articles, reviews, and grants.

One Response to Updates and disco shower

  1. sherry says:

    The “Where’s Keith” in a waldo tee cracked me up! Your photos are terrific and the city is so
    beautiful. It looks as I had imagined. Of course the blog is fascinating, but I wouldn’t expect less.

    I, too, think Susanna should have gotten the Sleeping Beauty role, but cretans are cretans all over the world.

    Your Dad still hasn’t seen your blog but will this weekend. I stay up at night (big surprise there) and
    use my computer in bed while he sighs and sleeps.

    We both miss and love you, and are so happy you’re having such a marvelous experience.

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