A little break


The holidays are upon us, and here in Chile it coincides with the end of the school year and the beginning of summer vacation. So I’m a bit engulfed in a myriad of social obligations: school plays, end-of-year soirees, and the like. Aside from that, this is a long weekend, so we’re heading to the beach, or what Chileans call a beach.

Quico is also MIA.

See you Sunday or Monday folks. More regular posting next week.

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  1. Oh, poor guy! A Maracucho at “32°38′51″S”? Directly exposed to the icy Humboldt current?
    Be careful less you die of hypothermia, “sumer time” or not. Your wilfe and children have Chilean blood, you grew up in scorching Zulia.

  2. I’m really sorry, folks. I’m just staggered by how hard it is to find the time to blog these days. Crazy! Everybody told me beforehand, but I really couldn’t imagine it…

  3. “Why should not Conscience have a vacation”(Samuel Butler) Hey, go “knock yourself out”-ha.
    Be ready when you return, we show no mercy…Hope you enjoy the “holiday spirit”, I haven’t
    got it yet.

  4. Juan, don’t complain!
    …At least you have an ocean to go look at, hear the waves, see the penguins…

    Up here, its all frozen already and we are happy today because its only -11C yehaw!!!!
    Happy holidays.

  5. We have to work and think at the same time.There has been many a time when the typing of my comments has been quite poor due to having a grandson on my lap while answering his questions and and trying to think and write all at once……It’s the only way, otherwise you will never have time for so much.

    I have 4 children, and worked at home and out of the home all at once, so I know how important it is to make the best use of time.

    I like to use the holiday season to deepen and quiet my thoughts as the colder weather quiets the spirit.Family should always come first and this is the season to make it a special sharing that you will always remember with joy.

    • Cheers to that!
      BTW, I like your little new icon! I tried to get a name with icon yesterday, but wordpress told me that my name was taken, wonder why…LOL.

      • Thanks Carolina….why don’t you add a touch to your name to make it unique….the icons are so cute, I think.
        …Of course if you don’t mind being recognized you can put a photograph 🙂

        • I tried but I have to change my name first, which I like, even though it seems to be the most common girl’s name of my generation.
          It’s ok, I’m getting used to my little purple rotating icon.

          • I don’t think Carolina ever was the MOST popular female name ever in Venezuela, even if it is a classy one (always there, but not too much, not too few). I can check out for you the Carolina distribution across Venezuela in just a minute…all thanks to Tibi Lucena.
            Do you know how many Hitlers (as first name) we have in Venezuela? More than you would think, but not as many as Stalin, who are not as frequent as Lenins.

          • The ratio in my high school class was something like 4 out of 20. That’s a lot.
            Once I covered the whole front of a large notebook with magazines cutouts with my name. of course, was when Carolina de Monaco was in all the magazines covers. LOL
            I wonder how many Tibisays are out there?

        • “In each human heart are a tiger, a pig, an ass and a nightingale. Diversity of character is due to their unequal activity.” quote from Ambrose Bierce.
          “Pigettes are special”.- my quote…

  6. This is Arria paving his way out of what will clearly be an embarrassing defeat for him. He can save face by storming out like an old diva before she has to face the fact that she will not play the leading role.

    • I beg to differ. Capriles’ answer was a political move, and these critic made by Arria is the same. Capriles puts emphasis on reconciliation, Arria focuses on justice. It’s all part of their political platform, so don’t worry about it.
      In the end, when the time comes, Capriles and the MUD will take care of delivering swift justice to the criminals inside chavismo, just like Arria will negotiate with any non-criminal chavista willing to flip-flop. Same good ol’ politics as usual. Nada nuevo bajo el sol…


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