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A Real Update [Apr. 16th, 2007|11:51 am]
Lanette
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On the way to Mexico, TSA searched my bags. Could be the dangerous tweezers. We got the giggles about how tweezers could be used in a terrorist plot. "I swear I will pluck every hair out of your face!" Or, would it be more of a stabbing in the eye type thing? "Ouch! That really SMARTS!" I think some of the rules are made because someone watched too much McGuyver(sp?). I just start thinking, how many countries do we have to bomb before we can have eyedrops on a flight? "that smarts" became quite an inside joke with us,..not sure why.

I had such a wonderful trip. Part of the hilarity is my mother. She speaks about 1/8th the Spanish I do, but about 20 times as often. Her way of speaking "El Espanoles" is the addition of -iones to just about any English word. It is a riot! Her enthusiasm is very cute though.

Upon arrival to Isla Mujeres, I was offered "hootchie cootchie" and "hey baby, you want a boyfriend?" all within a 4 block walk to the place we were staying. It was funny.

We ended up going to the grocery store. I was amazed at how much spanish I can read. I'm shy about my accent and pace of speaking, so unless I'm REALLY required to, I don't use my spanish. I can eavesdrop,..especially when people speak slowly. We got our groceries. Oh,..here's a quick guess quiz for you. How much do you think this costs in Isla Mujeres, and which item was most expensive?

Locally grown ground coffee
Coffee filters
1 large papaya
1 large mango
4 bananas
1lb sugar
1 box of non-refridgerated milk
2 boxes of "crema media"
1 box of "Fruit and Fiber Intregral" cerial
1 bottle "coke light"
2 snack bags of breadsticks
1 bag of cookies
1 bag of mexican hot chocolate mix(for Craig)
1 bag of "hot nuts"

ok,..ready to see what? No...you guess and I'll post later the answer.


The second day we were there we rented a golf cart, which was a riot. We saw the entire island, including the ghetto. Pretty sobering, really. What we consider our ghetto here is NOTHING. I sometimes forget just how rich even the poorer Americans are. We saw the temple to the fertility goddess, which was true Ruins, as in, a pile of rocks. I guess it had topless women statues at one time, but between the Spanish looting it, and the Hurricane, not much is left of it. We headed back to the beach, the most wonderful place ever.

I got to read many books. I was amused by my Mom suggesting I cut up my paperbacks as they were so thick, and that is my new favorite thing. I have many "portions of book" now, rather than entire books.

We went snorkelling which was AMAZING. It's like you've been shrunken down to 1/4 size and thrown into a fancy fish tank. The fish are huge and plentiful.

In other thoughts,..I missed Craig so much. I am delighted to be home to him. Today I am 6.5lbs overweight, and feeling ok about that. Craig and I went on a nice walk yesterday.
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[User Picture]From: kill
2007-04-16 07:24 pm (UTC)
I guess coffee filters.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-04-16 11:20 pm (UTC)
Correcto Mundo.

Smartypants indeed. :)
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[User Picture]From: circumspectly
2007-04-16 07:38 pm (UTC)
I'm gonna guess the coke.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-04-16 11:20 pm (UTC)
At a mere 20 pesos, the coke costs less than $2 US. Coffee filters took the cake at a whopping $7 US!
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[User Picture]From: ebullientjenn
2007-04-16 07:50 pm (UTC)
Just to be contrary, I think it's the local coffee. Portions of books. Wow. It's funny but somehow sacreligious too. What if you loose the middle part?!

Also, whatcha reading? I'm a book hoor you know.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-04-16 08:11 pm (UTC)
I am re-reading the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. Luckily, both books 5 and 6 I have in paperback (I'm on book 6 now), but they are both over 1000 pages, so HUGE. It is way easier to read them in cut up portions.
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[User Picture]From: ebullientjenn
2007-04-16 08:31 pm (UTC)
OMG you're a fantasy fan. How cool is that! I swore I wouldn't start the Wheel of Time until the series was done! No more in progress series! But watch me try to addict you to my favorite in progress one.

Have you read the George RR Martin Song of Ice and Fire series? Oh soooo good... But also books that could be cut into pieces. In fact, the last book was actually so long, that he split it into two books.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-04-16 08:34 pm (UTC)
Yes I loved that book, but the last one pissed me off so badly,..as I had it pre-ordered for almost a year,..and he DID NOT cut it because it was "too long", he cut all of the good parts out and put in a bunch of drivel about uninteresting characters just to make money. He is a sellout assclown and has lost me as a fan due to his terrible last release. He should be ashamed of what greed has turned him into.

End rant. OMG I'm harboring so much hostility. Once the next book comes out I'll have to wait until I can get it USED or borrow it, because I'm not buying it. WOW I was so mad about that last book.
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[User Picture]From: ebullientjenn
2007-04-16 09:00 pm (UTC)
I can't buy books, because Jamie just pulls the pages out and tears them. So I'm a Library girl. All my favorite characters: Danaerys, Arya, Tyrion were hardly in the last book at all.

From what I could tell, his publishers actually made him cut it into two pieces because it was like 1600 pages long. So the decision was made to cut it geographically instead of plot wise. I didn't enjoy it as much as the first three, but I'm totally hooked, so I'm in until the bitter end.

Right now I'm kind of on a goth/horror kick. More on that later, gotta go home!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-04-16 11:49 pm (UTC)
The local coffee was $3, but the filters for it were $7!
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[User Picture]From: unembraced7
2007-04-16 08:25 pm (UTC)
1 box of non-refridgerated milk
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-04-16 11:50 pm (UTC)
The milk was only about $1, but coffee filters were $7!
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2007-04-16 11:17 pm (UTC)
I'm going to guess "Fruit and Fiber Integral".
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-04-16 11:51 pm (UTC)
It was those darn coffee filters.
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