Diarios de motocicleta


Posted by wendy | Posted in movies, travel | Posted on 30-08-2007

I finally saw this movie last night and it was pretty enjoyable. I like foreign movies. (That statement just make me sound like pseudo-intelligentsia, but whatever!)

It was hard for me to follow because I like to multi task when I watch tv at home. Can’t really do that with foreign movies, and my Spanish is rusty. But I do remember enjoying it so it must be good.

I won’t recap the movie here, because you can find that in any movie site. You don’t need me telling you how you should feel about anything. You are the master of your own universe.

Now that’s out of the way, this movie makes me want to visit South America again.

When I was in high school, I took Spanish but gave it up after I left high school. I can still understand and read it conversationally, but I can’t really speak it or remember much of it. Well, other than “donde está la biblioteca” which probably won’t get me very far.

Subsequently, I took Latin, German, Indonesian, and Japanese in college. I really enjoy Latin it was fun and you don’t have to speak it which is a big bonus for me. German, I took because I wanted to read Kafka in German. The Penal Colony is excellent, excellent work. Indonesian, well, that’s because of a boy I met along the way. I did end up like Gamalan music a lot after that though so I guess it’s not a total loss. In retrospect, I should have kept up with Spanish, but whatever, such is life.

What are we talking about? Right, why I want to visit South America. We went to Ecuador in 2001 and I really enjoyed it. I had a tough time in Quito, though. I got really sick the last day we were there. I was really mad about that because we had a gorgeous breakfast and I couldn’t eat any of it.

Good times!

My new bag!


Posted by wendy | Posted in work | Posted on 29-08-2007

I love bags. I didn’t used to like them, but now I do for some reason. One of my ex-interns loves bags and shoes as well. Her theory was that it is easier to buy bags and shoes. You don’t have to take clothes off to try them on and no matter how much weight you gain or lose, the bags/shoes are always there for you. They will always love you. Better than any boyfriends she says.

To tell you the truth, I don’t even know why I like bags. I don’t carry purses/bags on my day to day life. I don’t even carry wallet sometimes. I just stuff all my cash in my pocket.

So, today as I was in the supply closet getting a pen, I saw the bags of all bags. Not just any bags, but special Ning bags. I have seen them floating around in the office, and never knew where I could get one. Secretly I am jealous of people who owned these bags. It’s like they have their secret club!

As I was eyeing them and making an plan to liberate one from the supply closet, Scott walks in. I think he went in there to get pens as well. I jokingly said to him I was thinking of breaking one of the bags out of the supply closet. He said no need, just ask Sara.

I was not serious when I said that. I don’t like it when people take stuff without asking so I was not about to take stuff without asking for one. I wanted one but I didn’t want to ask for one (I am shy). I was prepared to walk away from my lovely, lovely bag and be sad and lonely without it.

But, this story has a happy ending! Scott asked Sara, and Sara said ok. Now I have a brand new Ning bag!

Scott is the hero of this story.

Now I am in the club!

I feel so special!

My Bag

The Moon


Posted by wendy | Posted in blog | Posted on 28-08-2007

Here are some photos of the moon from last night.



Total Eclipse of The Heart


Posted by wendy | Posted in blog | Posted on 27-08-2007

Total Lunar Eclipse tonight (well, tomorrow morning to be precise at 2:00am or so) I am pretty excited about it.

Last time I saw an eclipse (solar) was when I was still working in downtown Santa Cruz. There were lots of people on the street with their home made viewing boxes. We made a pin hole device and projected the eclipse against my cube wall. It was neat and freaky when it got dark. One my co workers freaked out, he thought we were making fun of him.

I am really excited about it tonight. We are busting out the telescope that’s been in the garage since we moved to the new house! My plan is to go to bed early and set my alarm clock at 2ish and get up and take some pictures.

If I get any good ones I’ll post them.

Until then!