Thursday, March 26, 2009

OMG, Panic or What

On Sunday, Mollie and I agreed that homestay would be a wonderful way to stay in Buenos Aires. She wants to become fluent in conversational Spanish (and I want to learn enough to say yes--or no--when the guys ask to kiss me.) We found a place, available on the necessary dates, via one of those online booking agencies. Received a nice little email stating that "your request was successfully sent." Not that the space is confirmed or anything. And that they would confirm the request within 72 hours. Omg, three days? Don't they know I'm on a tight schedule?

So I waited. I didn't sleep well. But I waited. Nothing. So I sent an email asking them to please confirm the booking. Still nothing.

In the meantime, another friend sent me a list of potential apartments for rent. I sent an email to the one she stayed at last year and had a confirmation of booking this morning in my inbox. It is even less than the homestay option. And the best thing? It is like going home. Only a couple doors down from the guest house I stayed at last time I went to Buenos Aires.

Okay, now I'm excited!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Buenos Aires Bound

I booked my ticket! I leave on April 1st for approximately three weeks in Buenos Aires. A friend will join me for approximately two weeks in the middle section (and she'll stay for a bit longer on the other end) and OMG, I'm going to Argentina again!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Argentina ?!?

Airfares are only $700 round trip from Seattle to Buenos Aires during April ($770 from Vancouver). Time off is confirmed (omg) and now I only have to wait for a friend to figure out dates. But hey, if hers and mine don't quite coincide, I'll book the tickets and go anyway. How can I afford not to?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wearing the Green

Happy St. Patty's Day everyone. Did everyone remember to wear green today? I had the hardest time finding any green in my closet. So I'm wearing teal. With lime green earings. Ooh yeah, that's a fashion statement.

So I have a challenge for all of you. Use green in your art work today. Green fabric, green paint, green thread. A green accent. Anything green. If you visit today and decide to do something with green, post a link so we can all see what creations are possible with the addition of a little spring.