Latino telemarketer: "Somestuffinspanishaboutthisthatoranotherthing"
Me: "Lociento, pero nosotros no hablamos espanol en esta casa."
Well, I thought it was clever at the time.
If you know her, go here and send her a birthday email (hint: she does research). She loves it. I promise that this will be the only time I will permit myself to use a phrase with meaning in the title.
So I'm not entirely sure if my once loyal readership will return despite my long absence from the Interweb, but I will trudge on, informing you, my new and fickle readership about my life, activities and entries.
I have moved to Alexandria, Virginia, eight minutes south of our nation's capital with my intrepid wife, who is working at the Council of Social Work Education in order that I might go to school at George Washington (this year) and Virginia Tech National Capital Region (next two years). If you're new to me, I'm working on a master's degree in Landscape Architecture, with a probably specialization in the related discipline of urban planning. We are currently hoping to find a nice church to thrown down in. Recommendations would be appreciated.
My intention is to get back to my previous frequency of posting, so I hope you (fickle readership) will return and post angry comments demanding that I feed you more drivel and babble.
It is perhaps fitting that my last entry, oh so long ago, was posted just after the USA-Guatemala soccer match in Birmingham, which I mentioned was but a warm-up for the USA-Mexico match labor day weekend in Columbus, which my lovely wife and I will be privileged enough to attend in six days. If you're not familiar with the activities of the US National Team and her loyal band of supporters, Mexico is arch-rival. The US and Mexico are by far the two best teams in our region, CONCACAF, which includes North America, Central America, and the Caribbean islands (after us two, its probably a toss-up between Costa Rica and Jamaica for the title of third best; Guatemala, Honduras, Trinidad, Canada, and Panama all also field relatively respectable teams. St. Kitts plays on a corn field in the spring and a potatoe farm in the fall. Their goalkeeper is 56 years old.) So back to the US and Mexico. Our matches are notoriously rough. Don't believe me? Watch this highlight video from our 2001 qualifying match and come back later. The matches are also notoriously tough to get tickets to. The tickets for this game sold out within one (1) hour of going on sale on ticketmaster. So its a seven hour ride to Columbus for me this weekend and it will be completely worth it unless we lose to the Mexis. Then I will probably cry the whole way home.
Additional microphone damage.