Sunday, September 27, 2009

6 things that make me smile

1. being able to walk to work

2. seeing palm trees everyday

3. men who still whistle at me when i'm having a bad hair day, wearing glasses, baggy pants and sneakers

4. greeting and acknowledging everyone when you walk into a room with a cheek kiss

5. looking out my window and seeing green leaves on the trees

6. my new rain boots on a rainy day

150 pesos ($40) for the rain boots.

11 comments:

Nancy said...

Lovely!

krebiz said...

these are all things that would make me really happy too :) (except for maybe that cheek kiss thing, but i'm just not very touchy)

yillabean said...

but the cheek kiss cuts out the comfortableness of not knowing how to react when a person walks into the room...say at work. 1.say hi 2. wave 3. just a smile 4. pretend you didn't notice the person walk into the room...

although, the cheek kiss isn't really a kiss. it's just two cheeks touching and a kiss sound, but no lip contact to the cheek. would that be better for you?

krebiz said...

Haha, no. I realize the problem is with me - when someone gets close enough to even fake cheek-kiss, I start to panic. Europeans make me nuts with all that slobbering all over one another.

Anquises said...

El "beso en la mejilla" es en realidad un ademán de besar, pero no un verdadero beso. Del mismo modo, cuando un hombre besa la mano de la dama, debe rozar ligeramente con el mentón los dedos de ella, sin tocarlos con los labios.
(En la cena del G-20 Obama "besó" la mejilla de Cristina -una muestra de profesionalismo de los asesores de protocolo de la Casa Blanca).

Karma said...

YES... I absolutely Love it here!! :-) Ahhh... finally Im free. Trying to be free for a while longer!!

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Donigan said...

I think lips need to be involved or it's all pretense.

Miles said...

I found a new thing to enjoy today. Free spanish practice with government officials. Yes, trying to buy a car and knew it was going to be complex with domicile, CDI's etc, so enlisted the help of my favourite taxi driver. After an hour being passed from pillar to post observing his style I was ready to have a go with the next official myself. By starting with the immortal phrase "La thema es...." you put them on notice you are not there for a short conversation. Watch them soften as you launch into a long explanation of your predicament,stocking it with questions. Get the Q and A going knowing these guys, while often unhelpful, are invariably polite. And yes they do become more helpful as they realise it is the only way to get rid of you, but better than that you don't get frustrated because you are really there for the Spanish practice. After all, the car can wait a few days?

Janis said...

My list is endless for the things that make me smile. living in Buenos Aires is definitely at the top. Finding Italian shoes worn once at a resale shop at a bargain price is another.

Miles said...

As my very short (cos he's argentine) friend Lucas says, the correct start is "El thema es",....boludo, but he's better on a horse than me!

carmen42 said...

hello yillabean its your stylist from the states,just wanted to say hello and i am loving the little escape through your pics.