Wednesday, October 29, 2008

lisboa

In Lisbon... don't speak, no, speak exactly ONE word of Portugese but "obrigado" will only get you so far. It's beautiful here I think. I haven't actually left my room... haven't actually eaten... haven't actually anything. Yesterday was a bit of a trial; I'm not sure that I passed.

It's now 10:34pm and I'm starving. I don't know if things are open late or not... it might just be me and the apples left in my room by housekeeping tonight. Hopefully the stress of this tour will make me THIN but most likely it'll make me fat. Damnitall. One more reason to rush home when this finishes I think.

Malaga was an unfortunate place for pigeons. I saw one trapped in that horrible wire they put up to keep birds from roosting in high places -- this was at the cathedral behind our hotel. Bird, strung up like a chicken at a factory by it's feet in chicken wire. It was so sad. Later a couple of my colleagues recounted the story of their hilarious cab ride where a pigeon actually committed suicide under their taxi's wheels. The poor bird was probably on it's way out -- apparently the driver honked and flashed it's lights (which might've stunned the poor thing) and instead of walking OUT of the way, it walked right under the car's wheels. They said it made a horrible squishing sound. Twice. They also said it was hilarious (this from a 30+ year vegetarian - so I believe that it was funny). Malaga was the city where I thought about throwing myself off a balcony. But I didn't want to go the way of the pigeons... maybe I'll wait until Cologne.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

ohmystars

I'm freaking out. I think the wardrobe I'm in charge of is worth more than my house. Seriously. Serious clothes... and shoes and all sorts of wonderful stuff. Le sigh.

Monday, October 27, 2008

málaga a go-go

Ah, it's so gorgeous here... I don't know if I could ever get used to the pace of life. We all arrived yesterday afternoon, our TM, Jo got here without luggage, unfortunately. I was certain that my bag wouldn't arrive so I feel a little guilty for putting that energy out into the universe. The hotel is lovely but why aren't there any English channels on the TV? I don't think I've ever stayed in a hotel in Spain which has any English channels... oh well, maybe I shouldn't be watching TV?

I had a very late start today and just wandered aimlessly around the neighborhood. The beach is spitting distance from here yet I don't think I'll be going down there. I'll probably regret not putting my toes in the sea, but there you go. I'm too tired. I did go to the Museo Picasso Malaga -- it was a free day (woohoo!). The building was amazing and I hate myself for not speaking Spanish right now. I couldn't get anyone to explain in English what the history of the site was (there's an archaeological dig in the basement). They also had a Max Ernst exhibit on, so I wasted a good two hours at the museum before I ventured out for a bite (I missed breakfast... this is the last time that happens, surely?)

So the meeting with the band went well... I'm really freaked out about meeting the Principal, but I'm sure it'll go fine, right? If not I'll just cry.

I can't believe I found a snowglobe here! I bought it and then no less than 10 minutes later, I broke it. Damnitall.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

rock it!

The VOTE, yo!
...all the cool kids are doing it...

Monday, October 20, 2008

p.s.

And what's up with not getting an "I voted" sticker with your mail-in ballot? Hmmmn? Hello! Colorado?!?
image pinched from etsy (thankyouverymuch)

i was wrong...

and right at the same time. Steve Jobs is out to ruin me. The bastard. Anyone interested in an iPhone or an iPod Touch? Just wait a while... I'm thinking of buying one. Grrr.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

lazy with updating

... and about to get even lazier.