snapshots of mexico, literal and figurative


The Return Of Tacos
August 20, 2009, 3:47 pm
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Mexico has worked its way back into my life a few times in the past several weeks.  First, the infamous mikesnotes swung by Chicago for a night of reminiscing and alcohol (though surprisingly, no Tequila).  Then, an invitation from KDG to a Son Jarocho concert here, though unfortunately I couldn’t make it.  Finally, a fantastic piece of mail arrived from Miss Kinder with–what else–tacos!  And not just any tacos;  these were delicious gummi tacos, the most authentic type!

One type of taco I didn't have during Taco Week

One type of taco I didn't have during Taco Week

Of course, I have also had actual tacos (and quite solid ones at that) in various taquerias and street stalls around the city over the past few weeks, but they didn’t have nearly as flashy packaging…

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Back in Chicago, part 1
June 2, 2009, 1:29 pm
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Too much going on to really put together a good coherent post, so for now more just a stream-of-conciousness mish-mash…

Goya!  Goya!

Never flying Continental again.  I actually swore them off once already but somehow ended up taking them home yesterday.  Random extra charges, big delay, crappy service, and having to fly through IAH… not a fun travel day.

Still dunno how we survived the my Final Cantina Friday.  At least the pictures turned out awesome; let me know if you need any of these taken down for fear of never getting a job if these are found…

Our Sweet Tattoos

Our sweet (impossible to see) tattoos

The Cantina Boys

The Cantina Boys

The Cantina Ladies.  And me.

The Cantina Ladies. And me.

More Cantina

More Cantina

I miss everyone already.

One thing I can’t complain about:  The amazing view of Lake Michigan I have out of my window right now.

Finally, the winner of the (possibly hijacked by unnamed gringo ninja) photo contest.  Apparently humor trumps artsy-ness:

"What do you mean HE'S NOT MINE, Mary?!"

"What do you mean HE'S NOT MINE, Mary?!"

More to come when I have time to sit down and put more coherent thoughts together.



“Jim”
May 30, 2009, 4:03 pm
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Hey lover

Hey lover

Fat Elvis Mariachi, a cult hero among us cantina-goers, getting ready to give Mau a big kiss.



Another Friend in the NYT
May 26, 2009, 10:58 am
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My good friend Colleen,  fellow Fulbrighter and a talented writer to boot, was published in the New York Time this past Sunday.  The topic?  While Mexico City has returned to post-swine flu normalcy, a month ago was a far different story

Congrats, Colleen!



Wheeeeeeee!
May 15, 2009, 12:16 pm
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Empty waterparks are the best waterparks

Empty waterparks are the best waterparks



High Dive
May 14, 2009, 9:58 am
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Zach got to swim in the big kid's pool in December!

Zach got to swim in the big kid's pool in December!

Just got a set of photos from Katie that I’ve been waiting on a long, long time



The Team
May 11, 2009, 10:28 am
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San Luis Tlaxialtemalco patient education project buddies

San Luis Tlaxialtemalco patient education project buddies

At the end of the day, we had more obstacles to overcome than patients to educate…