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Happy Halloween!

A very Happy Halloween to all those here in the US this evening! Today marks our official re-entry into Normal Life 2.0, as we arrived this evening back to Arlington, Virginia after 2 years and 3 months living in Mexico City. We’ve been on a 2700+ mile road trip starting in Denver, Colorado on October [...]

Subtle Messages…

We fly out of Mexico City bright and early tomorrow. As sad as we are to leave, I do feel we’ve been getting small, subtle signals from Mexico that our time here is meant to come to an end.
1) We got rear-ended last Thursday, 3 days after having $6000 pesos of car work done to [...]

He’s all mime, ladies

Once upon a time, John had a great idea. We could tell by the light above his head.
You might be wondering, was his idea to buy a pug?
Well, that is a constant idea in his mind… But this time, his idea was to infiltrate a clown/mime convention happening in Coyoacan this weekend.
You can imagine his [...]

Life in a hospital for 7 days: not as glamorous as Grey’s Anatomy depicts

As I alluded to in my last post, I’ve been back from Mexico in Nebraska for the last week. Unfortunately it hasn’t just been all fun and games of monitoring crime in Omaha (though God knows it’s not for lack of news).
I’ve spent the several days at the University of Nebraska Medical Center here in [...]

My husband protects me from screaming, naked girls

Today marks the 5th full day of our Yucatan Peninsula vacation, and we’re currently in beautiful Tulum on the east cost of Quintana Roo, Mexico. (Isla Holbox & Valladolid were great; more to come!) We’re staying in a house (Casa de las Olas) on the very south bit of Tulum’s beachfront, literally the last property [...]

Moments when I question my choice of Mexico City spa service providers

It hit me last month that our time in Mexico is quickly coming to a close, causing me to spring into action on a topic that I’d been mulling over for the last year and a half: laser hair removal. (It’s ok, boys, you can stop reading now & I won’t be offended.)
With an eye [...]

Now included on Mexicana flights: free Scandinavian escort!

My recent blogging delinquency has stemmed from our recent vacation to Baja California Sur over Semana Santa (Holy Week) here in Mexico. As you can look forward to hearing about in painful detail in a subsequent blog post, we had a VERY BAD experience with AeroMexico trying to get from Mexico City to La Paz.  [...]

Missed business opportunities…

While in Madrid, I discovered that the niche tall-people shop I was planning to open in Mexico City already exists.
 I wonder if the Spanish folks behind the tall clothing at Masaltos.com (roughly translated: Taller.com) have considered getting into the business of larger showers that you can actually move in.
 Back to the new business idea drawing board, folks…. [...]

What really constitutes a “car accident” in Mexico City anyway?

Yesterday marked my first car accident (if you can even call it that) in Mexico City. Frankly, I am somewhat amazed that it took this long for my car to come in contact with another car. Before anyone gets concerned (Mom), know that my car was moving at roughly 0.5 mph, as was the other [...]

I may have descended from statues

Since I am too lazy tonight to summarize our full San Miguel de Allende & Guanajuato trip AND because I feel we have moved beyond the need for regular swine flu updates, I will instead share with you one of the more horrifying pictures we took during our weekend away.
Please find below a photo taken in the [...]

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