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The local weather forecasters will predict sunshine in the middle of a rainstorm.   The Spanish word for "muggy weather" is bochorno.  Which can also mean embarrassment or hot flash.  Well, lots of muggy but no hot flashes for now.  When David takes his little camera out of the shirt pocket to take a pic or a movie, it looks like art nouveau in a steam bath.

Week 2

domingo, 2 marzo

After perusing the sunday paper, David took a long walk to a Palermo pub locally famous for homemade brews.  Closed on Sunday afternoon.  Back to basic Bullers.  Some pretty seedy neighborhoods along the way.

 

 

 

lunes, martes. 3-4 marzo

David got email from Barack Obama asking for more money, and from a Marlboro friend asking for more news.  Not much of either here, David regrets, but he can always make up a fresh batch!

School is over in BsAs as far as David is concerned.  A combination of late arrival, acoustics, computer weight, rainy weather and laziness put the notion to rest.  Acoustics, you ask?  Most of the buildings in BsAs (and Mérida, for that matter) seem to have high ceilings (12 feet or more), maybe to collect the summer heat during the days before air conditioning.  David is deaf in one ear - add that to echoes of extreme street noise and extreme Argentine accent, and you get David's extreme lack of comprehension.

Tuesday was the first day in some time that blue sky peeped through the clouds.  David proceeded on a nice walk down to Porto Madero, only to get caught in in a nice drizzle storm.

Congratulations to N&K on your nuptials!  As you walk through the drizzle storm of life (carefully, the sidewalks are slippery and there are memories of many dogs), may you always have friends who prod you with exigent emails.  And salute you with sloppy websites.

 

miercoles 5-marzo

David, having nothing better to do, recorded this walkthru of the BsAs apartment for those readers who are similarly engaged.

 

jueves 6-marzo

As nice weather threatened to break out over the weekend, David took a long walk down to Puerto Madero.  A couple of years ago this area looked like it would become the playground for rich Europeans, with some of the converted waterside warehouses becoming upscale condos.  David was a little surprised to see that the Catholic University of Argentina has taken over much of this real estate for a new campus.

David returned along Calle Estados Unidos, a sort of decayed old cobblestoned alley, typical in San Telmo, to find a highly rated pub.  Not open for lunch, so off to Cruzat in Balvanera, a pub that is supplanting Bullers for victims of hops addiction.

 

viernes 7-marzo

David told you guys that this was going to be boring!  Another cloudy, humid day reading the newspaper in the Tulip Park (actually the United Nations park, and it's a "Generic Flower"), and then off to fight brazen pigeons in Buller's outdoor seating area.  The most exciting part of the day was watching a Yugoslavian movie with Spanish subtitles on TV.

 

sabado 8-marzo

The first gorgeous day in what promises to be a long line of the same. A long walk to Palermo, taking many pictures of beautiful things.

David still has problems doing metric conversions in his head.  He bought a media kilo of strawberry and Bariloche chocolate ice cream (not enough) and 2 kilos of bananas (way too much). 

This whole thing about watching European movies with Spanish subtitles is interesting.  David watched a British movie and would not have been able to understand the dialog without the subtitles.