It's May Day today and yet another day I'm not allowed to leave the hotel because of the dangers - the third day in the last four. Apparently some rival party leaders, understandably upset at the brazenly open rigging of elections, have decided to have some rallies in the cities of Nigeria, so it's dangerous for me to get involved. They've chosen today because May Day is a national holiday. May Day seems to be a national holiday everywhere, but for what reason? It's not like Christmas or a special national day. It must be because it rhymes. So I might play some more tennis and maybe drink some gin; I probably won't play anymore online poker because the internet keeps crashing and I lose my money. Certainly I'll put a preposterously large amount of food in my mouth at dinner. I'll likely end up watching the GOD Channel. I've become grimly fascinated with this channel and the stadium evangelising. Whether you're Christian or not, I defy you not to find this channel incredibly odd. I think I'm going crazy.
Today celebrates, incidentally, my one year anniversary in this job. But I'm pretty sure that's not what all the holidays are about.