Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Do you see it??

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You know that HUGE white thing I’m all cuddled up to… you understand  what this means people? Ignore the zit, the fact that I haven’t brushed my teeth or my hair…concentrate people..!

It officially felt like winter here last night. And by winter I mean it was a cool 65 degrees. Alright as night set in, it was probably 60. Hence the need of the big white cover (for me, not for Sidnei). I cannot even describe the happiness that this makes. I miss sleeping with blankets. And I have been SO SO SO hot. Thank goodness for the reprieve that is “winter” here. And honestly, we kind of just got the perfect storm of weather because it had been hot and humid all day. But a great thunderstorm blew in, bringing all kinds of rain and the blessed WIND! The wind was cold and cooled everything off. 60 degree weather is about as cool as we get…at night. During the day it hoovers somewhere between 75-90. More towards 75 if we’re lucky!

Anyway, I’ve never been so grateful for winter. Just thought I’d share my enthusiasm.

Monday, April 5, 2010

One of those insert foot in mouth moments..

So the other night we went to the soccer game in our newly renovated stadium and it happened to be the night of the big reveal (which I might add was only half finished..ahem). So usually you can just walk right up and buy your tickets, the place is practically emptied. But this grand revealing was a big deal here in Ipatinga, so EVERYONE and their brother came to see.

The lines were all the way out to the street (and I use the term line loosely since you really just pick a place to stand and hope it starts to move towards the front), people were everywhere, vendors selling drinks, food, souvenirs, were everywhere. And quite frankly I was SICK of being pushed, pulled, stepped on, elbowed. I mean a girl can only take so much!

So the final straw was when this guy pushed through our “line” to get to the other side with this son, and kicked the heck out of my toe. It really hurt! So I did what any annoyed person who think no one around her understands and i said “OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW-uh” really loudly. To which the guy promptly turned around and said, “Oh, I’m sorry!…… Where are you from?” in his perfect english. To which my brain struggled to answer since I was busy processing that he spoke English.

Lesson? Stop thinking you are the only one on the planet who speaks English (even though sometimes it feels like it) and be careful what you say, you never know who understands. (I say this to Sidnei ALL THE TIME…you know practice what you preach and all that…) And not that the guy didn’t deserve it, he totally shouldn’t have kicked my toe or should have at least said excuse me. But to be fair, that’s not common practice here. Shoving is. But it was just a good reminder for me to watch myself!