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She's alive!

Greetings from lovely Bogota.

The meeting that began on Wednesday has finally ended, and I am tired but happy. Even better, I have had the chance to see some of the city and meet some wonderful people.

More news later (and pics!).

I will be flying back tomorrow and arriving very late. That means that I will not be able to attend Chalice of the Sun God. That also means that I will also ask from all of you to have a wonderful time at the event, take a lot of pictures and get good stories for me when I return.

Oh, and don't forget to check on my wonderful ballistabob.

And now, just because I can I shall respond to the meme on quirky stuff, since I've been tagged by Dante.

A. List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.

1. I tend to swap numbers. I don't know if it is a slight case of dyslexia, since I don't swap letters. It makes balancing checkbooks and dialing phone numbers really interesting.

2. My hair is naturally curly. In the 70's, I used to wear an afro. I don't think my Mom ever got over that.

3. When I was born, my parents were expecting a boy. Everything I had was blue. In fact, the newspaper announcement for my birth reads that Mr. and Mrs. Martinez had a lovely, bouncing baby boy.

4. As a result of the above mentioned situation, the nurse, who was my grandmother's friend, pierced my ears within 24 hours of my birth. She was tired to have everyone look at me, all dressed in blue, saying "Look at that cute little boy." She put earrings on me and pointed out: "It's no boy. Look, she's wearing earrings."

5. For some strange reason, batteries go dead on me really quickly. Whether it is cameras, computers, watches, etc., it seems I kill them dead fast.

6. Yes, I like pickled pig's feet. For that matter, I also like pickled tongue and menudo So sue me.

7. No, I do not like pools. Especially those that don't have heated water.

B. Tag seven people to do the same. Pirategirleee, greta_k, geoffreyapclwyd, psalite, perronelle, and lia de tornegge.

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gianetta
Sep. 15th, 2007 01:18 am (UTC)
La mujer esta leyendo.

Sorry, I couldn't think of anything more appropriate to say (can you tell I've been playing with my Rosetta Stone software?)

El pez esta nadando!!!
belfebe
Sep. 17th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
El gato está durmiendo en mi bordado!

I have been tempted to try Rosetta Stone for learning French. I took a year of it, and I can read some and make a fool of myself accordingly, but I am not fluent in any way, shape or form.

From the Menu:

Le petit yeux de poisson avec ouile de voiture. Yum!
gianetta
Sep. 17th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)
I don't know the word 'durmiendo', but given some of the things cats do in borders, I'm not sure I want to know! :)

The incredibly cool thing about Rosetta Stone is that there is absolutely no translation. Someone who speaks only English and someone who speaks only Spanish could use the same program to learn Chinese!
belfebe
Sep. 18th, 2007 12:28 pm (UTC)
Durmiendo is sleeping :-D

See? Now you got a new word in your repertoire.

I may yet give RS a try.
gianetta
Sep. 18th, 2007 12:36 pm (UTC)
durmiendo
Darn. I thought I was learning something rude or something. :)~
belfebe
Sep. 18th, 2007 02:25 pm (UTC)
Re: durmiendo
Oh, if you want to learn something rude in Spanish, all you need is ask. We aim to please ;-)
weebaby
Sep. 17th, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)
Pictures of the afro, please?
belfebe
Sep. 18th, 2007 02:24 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure I have any handy. I'll need to check in my old pictures pile. And of course, I would have to scan it. This was the 70's, so digital photography had not been invented yet :-)
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