Posts tagged "actividad cultural"
Local Flavor

Local Flavor

Also known as Eeyore’s Birth­day Par­ty. Not that the name makes any more sense, but this year was the 50th annu­al cel­e­bra­tion. Oh Austin. You can google the actu­al event and read the his­to­ry. I tried to most­ly stay away from just tak­ing pic­tures of wacky peo­ple, so I focused on wacky ani­mals and their peo­ple instead....
SXSW 2013 - a first-timer's film festival wrap-up.

SXSW 2013 — a first-timer’s film festival wrap-up.

Count­ing shorts, I man­aged to see 41 movies in 8 days. Of course, look­ing back at the screen­ing list, there are so many more that I wish I had seen. How­ev­er, in those days I could sit no more, nor absorb more visu­al input. It was great and very intense. Only a bit of movie commentary/review. I’m using a vari­ety of rat­ing...
SXSW 2013 - first days at a film festival

SXSW 2013 — first days at a film festival

I’m tak­ing a short break from real­i­ty to take advan­tage of SXSW being in town. Since it is spring break, I have a part­ner in crime who doesn’t have to work, since she teach­es, and is the per­fect movie-going com­pan­ion for an unem­ployed gal. The pro­gram of movies alone is over­whelm­ing, and that doesn’t even count the gen­er­al...
Let's talk about tequila

Let’s talk about tequila

I’m not one to pre­tend to have done any research. There are some inter­est­ing Mex­i­can cul­ture and culi­nary blogs out there, and you can google the sto­ry of tequi­la as well as I can. What I would like to present today is my expe­ri­ence in the tequi­la aisle at a slight­ly upscale liquor store here in town. My...
Lessons from the Ancients

Lessons from the Ancients

I final­ly made it to the famous Nation­al Muse­um of Anthro­pol­o­gy in Mex­i­co City. It is an over­whelm­ing­ly impres­sive col­lec­tion, so of course I’m going to have to make light of it. But real­ly, it was great and a must see like every­one says. I prob­a­bly should have paid for the audio guide, but I like wan­der­ing too....
Craft break

Craft break

While killing some time dur­ing a day of sur­veys for the stove SPA project, we stopped out­side a small shop in town. I was wait­ing in the car look­ing through the door at an array of sweaters and blan­kets on the walls while our coun­ter­part when in to talk to some­one. It was too intrigu­ing to not take...
Day of the Dead 2012 - Marigolds and Altars

Day of the Dead 2012 — Marigolds and Altars

Walk­ing around town this year, I think that the Day of the Dead altars are still beau­ti­ful and well-craft­ed, but they seem small­er or less elab­o­rate. To sep­a­rate this year’s pho­tos from last year’s, I’m more focused on the marigolds. These are the tra­di­tion­al flow­ers use to hon­or the dead and are used on the altars...
Nice to have a few days at home

Nice to have a few days at home

After keep­ing my fridge most­ly emp­ty for the past month while I have been trav­el­ing every few days, it is nice to be able to go to the local mar­ket to restock. The scene can get a bit wild on the week­ends, and I final­ly had the courage to sneak a bunch of pho­tos with my iPod. Now if...
A Classic Friday

A Classic Friday

More Acrobatics!

More Acrobatics!

Both a demand of life in gen­er­al and an excla­ma­tion about the show Pun­tos Sus­pen­sivos by the Mer­me­ji­ta Cir­cus last night. Won­der­ful, sim­ply won­der­ful. Also, how I feel late­ly about the twists and turns in all my projects, and then the title is read as an exas­per­at­ed sigh.
The morning routine

The morning routine

Before cof­fee: Cof­fee is ready!!!: First sip, still fuzzy: A few sips in: Ready to go:   My apolo­gies to the won­der­ful Tomo­mi Mori­mo­to for slight­ly rear­rang­ing the order and cer­tain­ly mis­in­ter­pret­ing the mean­ing of her per­for­mance and for my own pur­pos­es.
Monday with a flourish

Monday with a flourish

 Or is it the oth­er way around?