snapshots of mexico, literal and figurative


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.



Vote for Photo of the Year!
May 20, 2009, 10:00 am
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Edit 6/2/2009:  Feel free to keep voting, but the official results are in.

The Nominees (see nominations for details):

Traveling to Janitzio

Morelia Fireworks

Graffiti in Xochimilco

Mexico City Park

Pan de Muerto

Nativity Joe



Nominate My Photo of the Year!
May 13, 2009, 10:00 am
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It’s almost time for me to head back to Chicago, and I haven’t had any new quality pictures in a while (thanks to my own camera-forgetting stupidity), so I think the moment to begin searching for my photo of the year has arrived.  I’ll give it a week for nominations, then put up a poll to vote for my Photo of the Year.

The Rules:

1)  Must be on the blog

2)  Must be taken by me (ie nothing tagged “other people’s photos”)

3)  Must be a photo, ie no videos

4)  Must be from 2008-2009  (older photos are generally labelled)

Most of the good photos start at about March 15th, ie before I left my camera in Chicago.  Here’s a few of my favorites to get things going, though any others are also welcome.  Leave any nominations in the comments!

Traveling to Janitzio

Morelia Fireworks

Graffiti in Xochimilco

Arches in the National Palace

Mexico City Park

Basilica at Christmas

Pan de Muerto

EDIT (5/20):  Nominations noted, now vote!