overexposed, commercialized, handle me with care
reputation changeable

Thursday, July 31, 2003

*sings* don't know how lucky you aaaare, back in the us.. er.. a... (no wait... the us arrrrrr!)

so, yeah. the family collectively decided that we were sick of mexico. (literally and figuratively. well, dad and i at least. reid was only figuratively sick. and my mom could stay in mexico for the rest of her life and be content, but we decided to leave anyway.) so. right now i'm in.. some little town in west texas. van halen? no.. van horn, i think? van something. spent the morning border-shopping in juarez. i like bargaining (sometimes) but i don't like it when they get touchy. ("no thanks, just looking!" "*grabs arm* no! look at THIS! for you, only..." "i saaaaid, no thanks! *pries self free and runs off*") but, it happens. let's see. drove a lot. i've been playing SO much pokemon on this trip. i brought all these books i was going to read, but instead i've clocked in over 30 hours of pokemon. (welll... a couple of those were reid. and we haev spent... lots and lots of hours in the car. but stillll.)

i want priscilla to log on! right now! because, i'll be in dallas in a few days, and i wanna go party down with her. *nod* leeet's see. what entertaining mexican antecdotes can i share with you?

interlude: i rule!

You're The Cheat

You are a very evil person, but lack true ambition. You are a follower instead of a leader. You have many entertaining hobbies, and are probably a real interesting person, but no one can understand you. You'll probably be kicked around your entire life.

Which Homestar Runner Character Am I?

*throws lightswitch rave*

anyway. oh, well, last night we were trying to find a motel in juarez. and we cooouldn't and then finally we found this place that claimed to be a restaurant, bar, and motel. sounded good. so, we tried to find the motel office to check in. didn't see one. so, dad and i went in the bar. (i have the best spanish out of the family, poor as mine is, so i went in case no one spoke english.) but, one guy did, so dad asked him about the rooms. the guy was confused, and was like "oh, just go in any room that's open!" and my dad was like "umm... don't we need a key? and to check in?" and he was like "no." so my dad was like "uh... how much is it?" and he's like "25 pesos.." (that's about $2.50. cheap.) "... an hour..." and then we look around the bar. and notice that the only people in there seem to be a couple scanily clad women and an old guy. so we're like "oh... OH... um.. nevermind." and we leave. but the guy runs out after us and is like "you need a hotel? this.. isn't... um.." "yeaah, we gathered." "oh, good. well..." and then he gave us directions to another hotel. and we got lost, and pulled into another random hotel. which ALSO charged by the hour. but, on the 3rd try we found a v. nice hotel at a reasonable (nightly!) rate.

hmm. oh, and earlier yesterday we stopped in the town of chahaqahacoafjswhatever (it was some unpronouncable indian name) and had lunch at kfc. (because we were all sick of mexican food.) there, i came to the humbling realization that eight years of spanish have not prepared me for the oh-so-daunting task of ordering lunch at a kfc. dear god. (but really... "extra-crispy" doesn't appear anywhere in my dictionary... well, maybe it does. i didn't actually look. but i'd assume it doesn't.)

one last comment: we ate at a restaurant here in van whatever for dinner, and i got chicken strips.. so i asked for barbeque sauce. and the waitress goes "oh, we don't have any barbeque sauce." wtf? this was a texas steakhouse (well, not really a steakhouse.. .but... a restaurant, and they had steak on the menu...) and they didn't have any barbeque sauce? *sigh* these people, i tell you.

so.. that's about it. there's a free computer in the hotel so i might blog later. or, not. i don't really know when i'll be home. we haven't decided yet. definitely within a week though. toodle pip ^_^

posted by ~renata~ at 9:13 PM
(0) commented with care

email me
who's who?
about me
site history
everybody's got somebody
lj friends

the best thing i've ever found
scott adams
cute overload
comics curmudgeon
stuart davis
ken jennings
neil gaiman
john hodgman
dream on
a softer world
cat and girl
dinosaur comics
married to the sea
natalie dee
penny arcade   
thinkin' lincoln
toothpaste for dinner
smell of success
curtis cregan
time fies
i still have some love to give



July 2001
August 2001
September 2001
October 2001
November 2001
December 2001
January 2002
February 2002
March 2002
April 2002
May 2002
June 2002
July 2002
August 2002
September 2002
October 2002
November 2002
December 2002
January 2003
February 2003
March 2003
April 2003
May 2003
June 2003
July 2003
August 2003
September 2003
October 2003
November 2003
December 2003
January 2004
February 2004
March 2004
April 2004
May 2004
June 2004
July 2004
August 2004
September 2004
October 2004
November 2004
December 2004
January 2005
February 2005
March 2005
April 2005
May 2005
June 2005
July 2005
August 2005
September 2005
October 2005
November 2005
December 2005
January 2006
February 2006
March 2006
April 2006
May 2006
June 2006
July 2006
August 2006
September 2006
October 2006
November 2006
December 2006
January 2007
February 2007
March 2007
April 2007
May 2007
June 2007
July 2007
August 2007
September 2007
October 2007
November 2007
December 2007
January 2008
February 2008
March 2008
April 2008
June 2008
September 2008
August 2009


< ? compulsive bloggers # >

you've never seen fire until you've seen PELE blow

powered by blogger!

Site Meter