It’s not too often that I’m waking up at 3:30 AM to watch the Super Bowl with Vedant, the US Embassy Political and Technology Officers and nuclear waste specialists, but it was certainly an exciting way to watch one helluva entertaining game in Mauritius, and one that for once actually had two teams I like competing. What a comeback! A 28-6 Ravens lead melts away in a matter of post-stadium blackout minutes, and 49ers nearly pulled together the best pressure-time comeback I’ve seen in a long time. Usain Bolt-speed kick returns, clutch passes and even more clutch defensive stops, and suddenly a one possession game with the chance for the 49ers to clinch it? And to then see fall short by inches against Ray Lewis’s last ever goal line stand? It wasn’t the best football I’ve ever seen. But the finish? Classic.
Other highlights from the week: the local laborers began digging holes for our trees, and we’ve already got over 45 holes ready after one day! Two hibiscus plants are now rooted in the earth. And my phone is dead after I was unexpectedly pushed into a pool with all the essentials still in my pocket.