gypsy for a day

Did you know I can speak Afrikaans? (It's one of South Africa's 11 official languages, in case you have no idea what I'm talking about.)

I can. Well, just enough to get me into trouble hold my own in a conversation.

I'm pretty rusty since I've been Stateside for over a year now. But apparently I can still speak it well enough to impress a South African.

I don't remember how I first wandered over to The Gypsy Mama's website, but I'm so glad I did.

She basically lives the inverse of my life---a South African living in America. And she's a beautiful writer. Simply beautiful.

We moved from met-on-the-net to hugging-in-real-life when Lisa-Jo came out to my Starbucks meet-up in DC last November. And I couldn't resist busting out some Afrikaans for the occasion. So fun to have someone to speak it with!

Well, Lisa-Jo gracefully rolled out the welcome mat for me over at her blog today. I'm honored to be her first guest poster (poster?) ever!

So come on over to hear about some differences between South Africa and America.

(Don't worry. I wrote in English.)

And while you're there, spread some Gritty love to The Gypsy Mama.

I'll see you there!