Tuesday, March 20, 2007

more missiles on your knee

Back safely. Started Saturday at 7am, got to our destination yesterday around 4:30pm.
Los Angeles -> Phoenix -> Albuquerque -> El Paso -> Austin.

We are exhausted.

Camila appears not to have been fired. But after three days of getting up at 4am to get to the airport, she had to get up at 5 this morning to be at work at 6…

Albuquerque seemed the friendliest city I’ve been in in a long time. Also, on Sunday nights downtown people cruise in their lowriders and motorcycles and restored 70’s Chevys with gas shocks they use to bounce the car up and down…

Quote of the day (from Camila’s daughter, 5): “I wish I was a Sailor Moon cheerleader.”

Had Salvadorean food for the first time last week. Much like Mexican, but different also. The tortillas they served were very thick – they would be called gorditas in Mexico. A lot of the food was encebollada, which you could translate as onion-ified. Aren't you happy to know that…

And a little late, but shoe-horned in nonetheless:
As has been previously pointed out, Valentines Day is mostly a holiday for women -- a time for men to show their love (or die trying) in a way that women appreciate. There's little in V-day to speak to men's basic needs.
I'm not sure how this imbalance came about, but happily, it can be rectified. If you're over 18 and not easily offended, you could google March 14th and steak... (thx to Crystal)


At Tue Mar 20, 10:09:00 AM PDT, Blogger Lisa Sonrisa said...

Glad you made it back safely from the Southwest! Have you ever been to Sedona? It's so beautiful.

Several of my student staff hail from El Salvador, and they love to bring in their native cuisine for me to try. I think you were talking about the pupusas - those are so yummy. Another favorite of mine is the quesadilla - not grilled tortillas with cheese in the middle, but a delicious cornbread-like concoction made with cheese and topped with sesame seeds.

I'm hungry now!

At Tue Mar 20, 11:12:00 AM PDT, Blogger Crystal said...

i wish i was a sailor moon cheerleader too!!!!!!!



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