28 September 2007

Home for Christmas

It's official. I bought my tickets to come home during Christmas break. I'll be arriving in Denver on December 13 and will stay there until the 17th or 18th. More info to come on plans to see everyone there.

I'll then head to Kemmerer to chill with the family, and I come back here on January 7. Just long enough to have quality time with everyone I miss, but to also start missing Medellin. :)

27 September 2007

Here they are...

Pictures! Finally! I’m officially on ‘Colombian Time’ now.

G’Nome had a bit too much sangria at happy hour. He was trying to swim to the bottom of the glass to get the fruit.

Looking northwest off our HUGE deck/patio at dusk

The same picture, but during the afternoon.

Looking west toward the city, over the top of La Visitacion Mall (the little strip mall on the corner).

Looking up the hill (northeast).

Looking north off the patio.

My building. I’m not sure if you can see the electric fence in this picture or not.

On my first day here…at my future-ex-husband’s coffee shop.

This is in a park near the National Museum (or something like that) that we got to see on our bus tour of the city. All of the sculptures are by Botero. This is little G’Nome next to giant head.

Happy Birthday!!

A big fat Happy Birthday to my wonderful sis-in-law Christy (she was my friend first)!

Love you tons! Hope your 31st year has lots of goodness in store!


I forgot to tell you all about the futbol game I went to (like, the first weekend here, even). A bunch of us went; we piled on the metro and headed out to the stadium. The stadium actually seemed quite primitive to me--although I don't think I was expecting anything fancy like Mile High or anything. But I guess I had some picture of a professional soccer stadium in my mind; this place didn't fit that picture.

In Medellin, if you follow futbol, you are either a fan of DIM (Deportivo something de Medellin) or of National. The game we saw was DIM vs. the Milionaires of Bogota. It was crazy! In the north end of the stadium, there is a mass of fans that chants and cheers nearly the entire game, all the while jumping up and down. The only thing I can compare it to is a football game at Texas A & M (it's a cult). Here's a video of the group--if you look closely, you can see the crowd jumping up and down. (UPDATE--it's taking forever to load the video and I've given up!)

They also had riot police protecting the two benches and the officials when they were near where the crowed could throw stuff at them.

Behind the goal near the previous picture, a little kid got caught up in the scrolling advertisement bar. They stopped the game long enough to get him out, but then started it back up while they worked on him and loaded him into the ambulance. Classy.

Internet and Stomach Flu

So, the day after I got internet at home, I came down with the stomach flu. Or, the 'kill me nows' as I told my kids when I went back to school after 2 days and a weekend off. I have never felt so sick in my life. So that's my excuse for not updating lately.

Thankfully, I am finally feeling like myself again. Only took 2 weeks.

12 September 2007

Welcome to the 21st Century


We got Internet and Cable hooked up in our apartment yesterday. It's about time!

I've officially signed up to Skype (although Jenna will have to show me how to use it) and I've already done an on-line crossword puzzle. I've also checked my email a few times, but none of you yayhoos have written, so I have no new messages.

Things are good here. More stories to tell, but not right now. I'm in the middle of cooking dinner. Better go make sure the rice isn't burnt!