Alter­nate titles considered:
“Tongue-tied with awe­some­ness” (yel­low one with 3 tongues)
“Pure awesomeness”
“Ever had one of those days” (for the green, goo­gly-eyed one)
Some­thing to do with the injus­tice of Marie Curie’s head end­ing up on a float

Although they are all true in their own way, I could­n’t find the per­fect image to rep­re­sent each, nor were they wit­ty enough. Now I’m try­ing to rewrite the title and post while wait­ing for the gas com­pa­ny to arrive and refill my tank. Implied in this last state­ment is that I could not make cof­fee at home this morn­ing, so I am try­ing to make do with cor­ner-store instant. I don’t mind wait­ing for the gas com­pa­ny, but the creep­ing caf­feine headache is not a good way to start the day, let alone the week. So, that is all a long excuse for hav­ing only an ade­quate title and my writ­ing being off-track. Back to the pho­tos of giant alebrijes!

On a Sat­ur­day after­noon dur­ing the week­end vis­it to Mex­i­co City with my Mom, we were com­ing back from the pyra­mids in Teoti­hua­can, and just before we arrived back at the hotel, we were dri­ven past the most amaz­ing dis­play of giant ale­bri­jes. Of course, we imme­di­ate­ly changed our plan from return­ing to the hotel and instead hopped out of the van to explore. I did­n’t real­ly inves­ti­gate why there had appar­ent­ly been a parade with these guys, but they all seemed to be spon­sored by dif­fer­ent groups. The next day, they were all parked in the Zoco­lo, and I just wished I had seen them in tran­sit on the streets.