Trunky (Trun' - kee) adj. The state of preoccupation on packing one’s bags (trunks) before it is actually time to leave; may lead to a lack of focus, laziness, or being wistful.
This word is Mormon slang and was used a lot while I was here in Argentina last. I don’t remember becoming particularly trunky back then, although perhaps some of my old companions would disagree. But this time around there is no denying it.
I love Argentina and the time I have had here. But my wife, friends, and home are elsewhere. With four weeks left it is hard not to count the days. Still, there is quite a bit of work to do; final projects to begin and finish, tests to study for, and new places to discover. Hard as it may be to do otherwise, I know that now is not the time to get too trunky. But what else can I do?
Apparently, the answer was, “Go to El Tigre.“ This small port city is only a short train ride outside of the capital and is such a breath of fresh air. When we got there we all went to the casino for the buffet. Apparently this is the casino staple no matter where you are in the world.
|Good Food, Good Company|
|All around good times|
Really, a break from the city and the routine it brings with it was exactly what I needed to shake that trunky feeling and regain focus on the task at hand. It was almost enough to make me forget that I only have four more weeks before I go home. Almost.
Till next time,