snapshots of mexico, literal and figurative

Lucha Libre
November 5, 2016, 10:49 pm
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I was back in DF for about a week in May for a friend’s wedding, and had a chance to stop by to check out a classic piece of Mexican culture (really!) – Lucha Libre.  The masks, acrobatics, people throwing coins, over-the-top soap operatic acting, card girls, and some sweaty dudes putting each other in headlocks made for a very entertaining evening.



March 12, 2011, 10:31 pm
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The world's finest beer vendor/Goya chant leader

Pumas vs Fire
August 7, 2010, 5:17 pm
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Annie and I at the game

Almost as exciting as the game:  learning that Victoria beer is now sold in the United States.

A short return
February 16, 2010, 1:18 pm
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I recently spent a little over a week in Mexico as the first leg of a “visit as many friends as possible in a short period of time” trip.

The week in numbers:

1 – number of Pumas games attended; number of Japanese novels printed in Spanish purchased

2 – number of consecutive Super Bowls watched south of the border; number of bacon wrapped hot dogs consumed at 5 am

3 – number of days spent lamenting the rain in Guanajuato; number of Pumas jerseys I now own

5 – number of nights spent in DF; approximate AM arrival time to Garibaldi one of those nights

10 – number of songs requested of the mariachi at Plaza Garibaldi; number of times making tea while avoiding the rain in Guanajuato for lack of anything else to do.

many – number of tacos consumed; number of times I asked myself why I’m not still living in Mexico

All in all, a good but far too short trip in which I largely forgot to take any photos (will retroactively post the few I took).  Not sure when the next return trip will be, but given the number of times I promised people that I’d be back, it should probably be soon.

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.

May 31, 2009, 9:45 am
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My last day in Mexico happens to coincide with the final game of the soccer season, and my team is heading into the game with a 1-0 goal advantage.  While I can’t be at the stadium in Pachuca to cheer them on, I can at least give them an e-Goya:

Goya!  Goya!  Chachuncachun rah rah!  Cachuncachun rah rah!  Goya! Universidad!

Goya! Goya! Chachuncachun rah rah! Cachuncachun rah rah! Goya! Universidad!

May 28, 2009, 5:47 pm
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That’s 5000+ visitors to the blog.   Thank you, come again!

In other news, off to the first game of the Pumas-Pachuca home-and-away, the second most important championship match played this week!

Goya!  Goya!

CU, prepare for the craziness

CU, prepare for the craziness