Today is a holiday in Ethiopia: Eid Al-Adha, or "the bigger Eid." The way I understand it, it's to commemorate god's command to Abraham to slaughter his son to prove his fealty, Abraham's willingness to do so, and god's subsequent relenting. (I'm sure I'll be corrected in the comments.)
Anyway, everything is closed up. I'll be alone in the office which will let me make good progress on my pre-US-trip to-do list, as well as let me suck up every available mb/second of bandwidth. It will also mean that traffic will be nice and light on my trip to the gym.
And of course, as with all Ethiopian holidays, it's a bad day for sheep.