Tuesday, 8 June 2010
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Ojos got a nice job, its corresponding visa, and was accepted to two US top-20 MBA programs. This has several implications.
- Ojos will keep kicking major butt in her already successful career.
- Ojos will keep moving towards her ultimate goal of World domination.
- This automatically qualifies us for the famous DINK status (yeeeeeeey).
- We got a nice Honda Fit Sport 2008 so Ojos can drive to work and we’ll finally be able to have some weekend escapes.
Not so great ones:
- The IRS hates us DINKies. As such, we have to claim as fewer allowances as possible in our paychecks, so Uncle Sam doesn’t jump on our income when we make our taxes next year.
- I don’t cook as well as Ojos. I mean I’m a great cook because, as Robert Rodriguez says, “not knowing how to cook is like not knowing how to fuck”, but just not as good as she is. We don’t have the time for experimental stuff now.
- We’ll have to change our December vacation plans, giving US Airways more money in the process.
All in all the balance is absolutely positive. We completed this successful transition 6 months into our marriage. Keep it coming!
These past days have been rainy in CLT. The problem is that it isn't a real rain like in Mexico. It’s a little, tiny, light, but abundant rain… that has the additional quality of lasting all the freaking day.
It kills me. In Mexico it’s always a heavy as hell rain, but it only lasts a few minutes, couple of hours maximum. Several theories have been made around it:
- Being a land of Machos, rain plays along and hits hard.
- Radioactive elements of Mexico City’s share of the atmosphere create a heavier rain.
- The presence of Tlaloc.
- English were stupid for establishing a city in the middle of the forest, where rain is light, tiny and lasts all freaking day and I was stupid for coming here.
Whatever it is, I don’t entirely like it.
Thanks for stopping by… I promise to write something worth reading one day.
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Friday, 17 July 2009
1) I'm moving in two weeks to a brand new flat in South End, near Uptown Charlotte and Dilworth. It is basically 1 block from my current apartment, but the community has nice advantages: you can borrow a bycicle to go places (handy when you don't have a car), the interior design is awesome, we'll have a mini second floor, and we'll have many neat restaurants at less-walking distance.
2) Ojos is applying to MBAs. She will kick ass as usual.
3) The NC Music Factory opened at Charlotte, featuring "The Fillmore." Having a Fillmore here guarantees some decent concerts in the World Capital of Boredom (it's actually not that bad but the nickname sticked). First decent concert will be Collective Soul, August 28th.
4) I still haven't bought a car. Basically becaue I don't want more debt in my back (I'm still fighting the credit card debt from Mexico)... but sometimes I just want one so bad. For instance, each time I go to Wal-Mart, each time I think about going to Atlanta for a weekend... or Myrtle Beach! ...
Coming soon in the next post: something worth reading.
Sunday, 3 May 2009
Life has been quite eventful in the last weeks, reason for which I haven’t been able to blog. Taking advantage of the unbearable lightness of Sunday, I’d like to post some of the stuff I’ve been doing lately.
1. Rent a car and drive to IKEA to buy a drawer for the bedroom and a nice bench for my beautiful 40’’ LCD HDTV.
2. Go to ByDesign to buy our living room!!!! It is a fantastic white leather sectional with an additional armless chair. It bloody rocks:
3. Right after IKEA and ByDesign, drive for 3 hours to Fayetteville, North Carolina to catch a gig of my favorite band: Collective Soul. It’s been almost 8 year since my last Collective Soul concert (July 5th, 2001 @ Teatro Metropolitan, Mexico City).
They played a very very very good set list with almost all of the big ones (they left Precious Declaration out), 3 songs from their upcoming album (Ed Roland said it would be ready for September) and a couple of not-that-famous ones and the newly famous Tremble for My Beloved from their 1999 album Dosage (it is newly famous thanks to Twilight… it is the only good thing out of that crappy movie –which I didn’t see, but I know it’s crappy-).
My wife got me a Dean Roland’s set list. Nice souvenir.
And the other bad thing was the 3 hour drive back to CLT… but it was well worth it :)
4. Kings of Leon!!!!!! Yeah!!!! First KoL gig for me and Ojos. It was brilliant, even though the place wasn’t full (illiterate southeasterners) and the acoustic of the place wasn’t great. Other than that, it was a great concert.
Here’s the setlist:
Taper Jean Girl
Sex on Fire
Slow Night, So Long
Brilliant! They only missed California Waiting.
A bad action shot here (we had all the lights pointing to ourselves for some reason):
We just received the CDs with the official wedding pictures!!!!!!! (By Enkuadre… hire those guys if you’re getting married around Mexico City).
Now comes the titanic task of choosing 200 pictures from 2000… but it promises to be a lot of fun. I’m of course creating a Picasa Web album for those!
Well… that’s it! thanks for stopping by.
Friday, 17 April 2009
Whatever, they claim to follow back all of their fans. I told them they weren't in my case, and Dean Roland from Collective Soul sent me a direct message to prove me wrong.
It doesn't matter if I ended up looking like an idiot. It still is a direct message from my favorite band, isn't it?
BTW, this end of month looks great:
April 25th - Collective Soul @ Fayetteville, NC
April 30th - Kings of Leon @ Cricket Arena, Charlotte, NC
Have a nice weekend!
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
But that's not the subject of this post... "Let me Google that for you" is.
I'm sure that you know a lot of people who simply WON'T google and instead, they ask YOU how to do something. Let me Google that for you is a great educational tool so people will stop bothering you and start asking Uncle Google, who knows all answers.
Quick example. John Doe wants to know what a prompt in MicroStrategy is. Instead of googling it, he decides to ask Coller.
John Doe says:
Coller. What is a prompt in MicroStrategy?
John Doe will now get his answer and will -hopefully- learn to google stuff. Amazing!
Now go and use it.