Archive for the ‘TGIF’ Category

TGIF #24

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Beautiful day in FL again. It’s a little chilly (they say) but a perfect day for wandering around downtown Venice w/my aunt, mostly window-shopping.

Tomorrow, I’m on my way to the FL panhandle, with a couple of gorgeous new bathing suits. Good incentive to keep eating seafood & salads.

Here’s some fun stuff for your wkend.

TGIF #19

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Hey, according to my stats, I just reached 1000 comments today! Of course, 817 of them are spam & have been deleted. If you’ve been thinking of leaving a comment, this would be a good time to do it.

The Writers’ Conference just started today. I woke up late & went down to the hotel (by taxi) to get my packet. My first act of extreme self-care was to not finish the cup of coffee, leave the conference & come back to the casita. There is a workshop @ 2 I don’t want to miss, and then I’ll see how I feel about art studio tours, keynote & dinner. Yay, me!

TGIF #18

Friday, February 12th, 2010

I heart Hugh MacLeod. Click the picture for more!

So, after 2.5 months in San Miguel, it’s finally occurred to me that I might want to slow down. In fact, I need to, because this wkend, I have an intense 2-day workshop- Spacious Mind, Spacious Self and then next Friday, the San Miguel Writers’ Conference starts up. I’m signed up for the whole deal, from soup to nuts, so need to be in tiptop condition. Barbara Kingsolver is the keynote speaker, so yes, I’m a leeetle excited.

Today, I met some amigas after their yoga (I’ve been giving the ol’ knee a rest) for coffee, then went to the biblioteca & then to the posole place. Yes, it’s as good as advertised. I think I will just live on posole from here on out. Oh, and cafe de ollo (which means coffee cooked in a pot. Very strong & sweetened w/piloncillo, a raw sugar, and cinnamon.) Then home to the casita to relax, listening to Matt Darey at top volume. 😉

Weekend link goodness:

TGIF #17

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Click for more Christopher David Ryan

Well, the week of rain is over! The canal that runs between my n’hood & the rest of the city came about 1-2 feet from overflowing the bridge. The authorities had shut down the Mercado & blocked off the streets, just in case.

Once the rain stopped, the temperature immediately started to climb, and people started coming out of their houses to chat with their neighbors.

Rain is not at all usual this time of year. It’s usually in the summer months, so it’s warm and short-lived.  This was just a week of cold downpours, and was really unpleasant.

Now for some Friday fun!