Friday, February 26, 2010


SOOOOO EXCITED! Mi vieja is coming to visit me!!! I haven't seen her in almost 7 months, since she dropped me off at Dulles Airport at the butt-crack of dawn back in August. I mean, I've seen her, on Skype, but it's not the same. She's my second visitor--my best friend Stephanie came to visit me back in November--and I'm super pumped to show her around town. I want her to try all the food, meet all my friends, see all the sights, and do everything that I do in my new BA life (note: all she wants, in her words, is a bottle of white wine in fridge when she arrives! No te preocupes Mama, I got plenty of wine.)

I don't really have any plan for things to do when she's down here, but I know I want her to come to one of my soccer games and meet the group. We're also planning an asado for Sunday since we have meat left over from the last one, and I'm going to make her try all the nasty parts mwoohahahah. She wants to see Tigre, and I'm considering going to an estancia (suggestions??), just to get out of the city for a day and go riding (we've both been riding horses for about 15 years).

Also, I'm super pumped because she's lugging approximately 90 lbs worth of my crap down here. She's bringing jeans, shoes, tops, bags, a new computer, a new iPod, peanut butter, cocoa powder, and other assorted junk that I need/want. Joy! Especially the new computer. My old Dell, circa early 2005, is struggling mightily. It's had a great run and served me valiantly, but it's definitely time to put it to pasture or send it to a farm, like you do with sick dogs so they can get better and run and play allllll day! Oh wait. Nevermind.

I got a new iPod as well, which the mother figure is also carting down here for me. Mine broke a few months ago and since then I've been unable to block out the whispers of men as they walk past me on street--my vocabulary has definitely increased, to say the least.

I've been working like a mule lately, doing this writing gig from home (read: in my pjs all day). It's a pretty good set-up involving writing how-to video scripts. As an interesting side effect, I'm learning all kinds of useless facts about random topics. Seriously. Yesterday I learned how to throw a javelin, and today I'm learning all about how to apply cologne, roast coffee in a popcorn popper, and make my parents love me for who I am (you think I'm joking about that last one??) A plus: if I ever get on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, I'm set.

Here are some pics from my life recently. You'll notice they are limited in, soccer, me in my PJs taking pictures of myself...I've gotta get out more. I'll do some touristy things with my mom and document them, and maybe do a few posts about common attractions here in BA. Either that or we'll just both stay in our PJs all day and drink copious amounts of wine. TBD.

Most of the group, right after a game...sweaty much?

 Beers on the Street

 Soccer Boys (teehee...nice faces, chicos)

 How to Piss Off a Cat

Traguito's Lady Friend (kitten-sitting for a friend)

She was a close talker

And a fluffball!

I realize I need to stop taking pictures of myself with cats...I have already heard the first murmurings of "crazy cat lady" so I promise I'll stop now. Got a few job interviews soon, so maybe that will help. OK gotta go finish cleaning the house for Madre's arrival tomorrow! I'll try to post while she's here, depending on what we do. chauchau!


  1. Congratulations for being so open-minded. You have the right attitude, try new things and are eager to get to know a new culture. Most expats complain all day about how they can't get this or that or how BA is not like home. If they just had your attitude!
    Thanks for sharing your experiences and a have a lot of fun with your mom!

  2. Hola Amy,
    I'm an occasional reader and fellow gringa in Buenos Aires and while I hate that my first comment is for selfish reasons, I was wondering if you could help me out. From your post, it sounds like you're freelancing for Emerging Cast. I was thinking of starting to work with them too, so I wanted to know what your experience was like. In a sentence - are they legit?
    It would be great if you could drop me a line on to let me know.
    Thanks a bunch. And apologies for the intrusion.

  3. Pierre y Christof son amigos tuyos jaja
    Que chico es el mundo. Chistof me ayudaba con mi aleman y Pierre vivio en mi departamento dos meses!
    Me gusta mucho tu blog! Si queres practicar castellano, lee el mio tambien :)