Sunday, September 09, 2007

election fraud, mosquitos, football, and karaoke

election fraud: several newspapers have reported a crisis here in cordoba, as it recently was voting day to elect a new governor, and one candidate won by a 1% margin. most people here feel like there was some sort of a scam that went on, and "officially" they are doing a recount. meanwhile, there have been several manifestations going on in the streets, causing a lot of noise, street closings and traffic jams, and various street filth.

Mosquitos: I am currently well aware of the mosquito nuiscance, as i have a couple itchy bites today. warm, wet weather ahead means that ill have to stock pile off, raid, and any other concoction. the war is on!!

Football: yesterday was cordoba's yearly flag football tournament. my team got second, losing only to the team that won the tournament. plus, several guys from the team enjoyed watching "nfl sunday ticket" here at my place.

karaoke: a cafe that i go to a lot offered their upstairs room for us to use to help people learn english, so we did an english karaoke night. after singing "amarillo by morning" i had to explain the meaning of "buckin'" and a few other frases from the song.

scott jackson
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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

top 10 things i miss from Texas

10. Ultimate Frisbee.. (random games with friends as well as dallas winter league)
9. Driving down 635 (when there is no traffic)
8. Mexican food places like chuy's, mi cocina, etc
7. various festivals/arts events (shakespeare in the park, dallas greek festival, dallas dance festival, fireworks for 4th of july, amongst many others
6. Camping
5. Road Trips
4. Burger House hamburger with fries and a shake
3. Aggie Football
2. Dallas White Rock Lake
1. Possum Kingdom Lake