Thursday, November 18, 2010
It seems to me that this has been a much sunnier November than usual. It has certainly been warmer--with the first couple weeks of my stay well into the 60s F (10s C). For all of my bellyaching, I have greatly enjoyed the walking I have been doing along quaint, quiet northside streets and among autumn foliage.
by Jenjinha at 17:29
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
(That's what I had just exclaimed to my friend Andrea as she snapped this photo.)
by Jenjinha at 13:24
Friday, November 12, 2010
Since then I have been working and working out. Determined to not carry 15 pounds of "holiday baggage" back to Brazil with me like I did last January, I have a pretty strict exercise regime in place to counter the reunion dinners and holiday parties. Among the initiatives: "training" for the upcoming Turkey Trot and Santa Hustle, and doing the Dailey Method about four times a week. Exhausting like woah, friends.
But that doesn't mean I'm not managing any fun. Fully capitalizing on my pseudo-tourist status, the calendar is peppered with social/cultural events that I always meant to do, but never got around to when I lived here, like First Fridays at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Adler After Dark, and a dance performance by the Chicago Human Rhythm Project. Not to mention the parties...
'tis the season!
Have a great weekend everyone, in all parts of the globe!
by Jenjinha at 20:04
Thursday, November 11, 2010
While waiting on Paulista for the airport shuttle last week, I overheard a woman inquiring about the same. A taxi split three ways is the same price as the shuttle, so within minutes, we were exchanging introductions on our way to Garulhos.
Edelweiss warned me not to skip Machu Picchu when I succeed in making that Bolivia/Peru expedition that's been burning a hole on my hotlist. She also told me to look into Arequipa, the "white city," which I will include on my (eventual) itinerary. In fact, Edelweiss and I have been emailing since our chance meeting and the articles and photos she has sent are making my feet itch.
Whenever I get there, I would be grateful to meet that wonderful pair again.
And, what an entertaining surprise during an otherwise-dull commute to the airport!
by Jenjinha at 18:06