miércoles, 11 de noviembre de 2009

Build it and they shall come...

I was on the phone to my good friend Martha the other day, hoping to convince her to go to the 18th anual TNT comics convention in Tlatelolco with me. I happened to mention that I was taking my son with me, to which she gushed, "Awwww, how cute, is this his first convention?" More like his fifth actually. Someone has to inherit my comic books and I´ll be damned if he is not going to be fond of spending far too much on "stuff". Besides, you have to love the cosplayers!

More photos here.

Back in August we went to another convention, I forget the name, which was also a lot of fun. The highlights were getting William a Gryffindor scarf, watching a ninjitsu demonstration and seeing Doug Jones (who plays Abe Sapien in Hellboy, among other things and is very, very tall).

More photos here.

Come, waste away with me...

Yei blogging! Should be doing a little winter cleaning instead, really, but decided to have a little sit down with the laptop, crackers and some olive jelly. Yes, not the most appealing of names, but it actually tastes quite good.

It´s midday and we just got home last night from a five day vacation in Acapulco. We had a great time, spent most of it in the pool because the nearest beach didn´t seem very clean (itchy, was one of the adjectives used to describe it). But the pool was great and after a little sun worshipping, were not our old pasty white selves.

The rest of out time was taken up with eating, a lot (a HUGE box of chocolate brownie bites, a marlin, salmon and tuna sashimi, two different types of ceviche, lime cooked king prawns, oysters, steak, 2 cartons of eggs, 1 loaf of bread, hamburgers, french fries and two buckets of ice cream). I think I´ve easily put on 4 kilos of holiday weight.

We also took our kitty Pok Ta Pok with us. Ha, yes I have a cat! After a long cat less childhood I finally have my own place and I can fill it with kitties if I so please. Anyhow, he was great, especially considering we just had him neutered. Granted, he did spend most of the time we were in the car on my lap, and was showered with gifts due to his owners feeling guilty about the afore mentioned snipping. He even got his own square of tuna sashimi.

Anyhow, were all back home and trying to get on with normal activities. Thank Goddess it´s already Wednesday.

viernes, 12 de septiembre de 2008

It's My Birthday and I'll Cry If I Want To

Even if I have no reason to. That's just a great song. So I'm 24 today. I feel ancient. And in the mood for writing short sentences. Wow, I never thought I'd be a mom and married (yes, in that order) before I was 24. It feels weird, good, but weird.

So, we got married yesterday. I'm waiting on the photos. I was indeed the blushing bride, if only because the damn taxi driver left me on the wrong side of the goverment buildings and i had to run across a huge courtyard in my dress, flowery hair and high heels. It was a very simple ceremony with just the two of us and the judge. I got my now husband a fantastic Dr. House T-shirt as a wedding gift. Arn't I the coolest bride? Our families are coming over to eat today, by families I mean his family and my Dad and Aunt. Well maybe not my Aunt. I get to cook and clean the house, 'cos he's at work. Happy Birthday Silvia! Here's some household cleaners and food items.... hmmm maybe I can combine the two and make sure this never happens again...

Oh, its Mexico's Independence Day next week, so there was a little party at my son's school today. I forgot to buy him a red ribbon he needed to wear around his neck, so I "borrowed" one from one of my dresses. I'll sow it back on later....
He danced "el jarabe tapatio", which looks like this...


Of course it's not as impressive when it's performed by four year olds, but the other moms and indeed myself, still clapped and squealed with delight like morons :)

domingo, 7 de septiembre de 2008

Yei babies and Tab bars....

So much for updating frequently. Still, it's probably a positive sign of me being busy being alive in the non virtual world. Since my last post I've managed to get William into a private catholic school here in Mexico City. Yes, I know, I'm horrid, But it's literally two houses down from our apartment, so we can get up just an hour before he has to be there. That's what I hated the most about school when I was his age, having to get up at 5 o'clock in the morning.As for the catholic crap, well I figure since most kids stray away from their parents' belief systems when they become teenagers, in an effort to identify themselves as "not the same as my mom and dad, but just the opposite", I hope the good sisters will make him so sick of religion he won't take down that path. I'm not sure it's working though...

William: " Mom, do you know what?"
Mom: "Mmm, no."
William: " We have god nailed up on a wall at my school!"
Mom: "Um, great sweety.

He's developed an obsession with Harry Potter, which is unfortunate since there isn't another movie coming out till next summer, so there wasn't any merchandising for his bithday this August. I managed to find a fantastic extendable paper wand for him though.

The store has been pretty slow this month since most people had to spend a lot of money on school fees this August. I hope things pipe up for the rest of September.

The big news for the week is that my boyfriend and I are finally getting married this Thursday. Hurray! We're just going down to the civil registry and signing some papers, the big party will probably be till next summeer (maybe we can have a Harry Potter themed Wedding!).

jueves, 24 de julio de 2008

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New life, new blog. Seems like a good idea at the moment. My son and I just moved to Mexico City (my home town) after eight years of living anywhere else. I'm getting married to my darling boyfriend, just as soon as we can manage to get up early one morning to go visit the civil registry. Meanwhile we're running our own gift shop and living it up in one of the world's largest cities.

As a bizarre homecoming gift, my father has given us a horned lizard. As far as I can tell, it's the laziest creature in God's creation. The guys at the local pet shop sold me some worms to feed it, but Wilfrida has been diligently ignoring them, so today were going ant hunting at the park. So far there has been no amusing splurting of blood from the eyes, but I'm keeping my camera ready!