Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WW#337 - Sea foam

 
A big storm in my hometown (Necochea, Argentina) has sent the sea foam all across the beach
and into the streets. Look at those umbrellas, it looks like the ‘sea of foam’ is a good 1.5 m (5 ft) tall!
 
All pictures by Analía Rodriguez
 
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Silly Monkey Stories #259 – Pun wars

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Canada08/Aug/2014 – Carolina (17) 
 
Both Carolina and I like to play with words, especially if they turn into really bad jokes. Lately, we have been engaging in pun wars in which we only use names of cities, states or countries. During our trip to Ottawa, we had one of our typical battles:
 
- Are we gonna stop soon? I’m a little Hungary…
- Oh, that was so clever… let me get a Pennsylvania to write it down
- You don’t have one? Alaska Mom…
- I had a few… but it seems that they have been all stolen… Oregon…
 
The quality of the jokes was decreasing fast (well, it wasn’t that great at the beginning anyway)
 
- You know… Santi owes some new soccer shoes, but Iowa New Jersey
 
- I think I’m going to have a Turkey sandwich, because they’re not too Greece-y
- Take your time. No need to Russia
- There is Norway I’m going to Finnish my food right now. Kenya help me?
- No, sorry. I’m Ghana go now
 
Suddenly, I got inspired:
 
- You know, I have been reading a lot of books lately. I am about to finish one right now.
- …
- It’s Paris Hilton’s autobiography. You know what’s the title of the book?
- No…
- Idaho!
 
Game, set, match for me. She totally conceded at that point.
 
I hope I don’t have to explain this one!
 
 
Argentina08/Ago/2014 – Carolina (17) 
 
Lo lamento, este post no se puede traducir al español de manera efectiva. Espero que puedan leerlo en inglés! :-)
 
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Silly Monkey Stories #258 - Moustache

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USA04/Aug/2014 – Florencia (10)
 
One of the things I love the most about Flor is that she is a 10 year old girl.  She is not a “young lady”, a “tween” or any of those terms we use to refer to girls these days. She still behaves like a 10 year old girl, plays like a 10 year old girl and loves being silly only like a 10 year old girl can be. Granted, there are talks about boys and stuff, but I ignore that stuff. One day I heard her talking about a boy she lik LALALALALALALALA!!! NOT LISTENING!!!
 
The other night, we were having dinner when she rolled a paper towel and wore it as a moustache. That’s the kind of silliness I love… and I know exactly where she got from.
 
 
Argentina04/Ago/2014 – Florencia (10) 
 
Una de las cosas que más me gustan de Flor es que ella es una nena de 10 años. No es una “señorita”, o “tween” o esas palabras que usan para referirse a las niñas de esta edad hoy en día. Ella aún se comporta como una nena de 10 años, juega como una nena ed 10 años y le gusta hacer cosas tontas como sólo una nena de 10 años puede. Seguro, ya han habido charlas sobre chicos, pero yo ignoro el tema. Una vez la escuché hablar de un chico que le gust LALALALALALALA!!! NO PUEDO ESCUCHAR NADA!!!
 
La otra noche, estábamos cenando cuando enrolló la servilleta de papel y se la puso de bigote. Esa es la clase de chiquilladas que me encantan…y sé muy bien de dónde las sacó.
 
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Silly Monkey Stories #257 - Sleep singing

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Canada08/Aug/2014 – Carolina (17)
 
Carolina came back from a week with her godparents in Virginia last Thursday at midnight. I went to pick her up at the Buffalo Airport, straight after my soccer game in Toronto. From there, we went to Ottawa, as Caro had a soccer tournament with her team. So yes, I left Toronto at 11:00 PM, got to Buffalo by 12:30 AM and from there, onto Highway 90 on my way to Syracuse…
 
I was planning on driving all night, but I got really tired so I had to stop. Unable to find a hotel, we slept in a rest area on I-81 North. I resumed the drive three hours later, but Caro, tired from her own trip, kept sleeping. The funny thing is that we kept listening to her music instead of mine, because God forbid I would dare listen to any music I like while driving my own freaking car…
 
Like my little Florencia, Carolina has a wonderful singing voice and enjoys singing along when listening to music. And she does it beautifully. But I guess I was not prepared for a hilarious ‘sleep singing’ session…
 
While still asleep, she would pick up on parts of the songs that were playing and sing along… just three words… and then back to sleep. It killed me!

For example, with Bruno Mars’ “When I was your man”:
 
- Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz…. my selfish waaaays…. zzzzzzzzzz
 
Or with One Direction’s “Story of my life”:
 
- Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz…. light upon the hill…. zzzzzzzzzzz
 
It was the funniest thing. I should have recorded her, because I am not doing this justice by writing it. Well, there’s always the next trip.
 
 
Argentina 08/Ago/2014 – Carolina (17)
 
Carolina volvió de pasar una semana con sus padrinos en Virginia, el jueves pasado a la medianoche. La pasé a buscar por el aeropuerto de Buffalo, derecho de mi partido en Toronto. De ahí nos fuimos derechito a Ottawa, porque Caro tenía un torneo con su equipo. Así que sí, salí de Toronto a las 11:00 PM, llegué a Buffalo a las 12:30 AM y de ahí me metí en la I-90 con destino a Syracuse y de ahí a cruzar la frontera otra vez…
 
Pensaba ir de un tirón, pero me cansé mucho así que tuve que parar. No pudimos encontrar hotel, así que dormimos en un rest area de la I-81North. Seguí manejando tres horas después, pero Caro, cansada de sus otros viajes, siguió durmiendo. Lo divertido es que seguimos escuchando su música en lugar de la mía, porque Dios no permita que se me ocurra escuchar algo que me guste a mí mientras manejo mi propio auto…
 
Como Florencia, Carolina tiene una hermosa voz y le gusta cantar mientras escucha la música. Y lo hace maravillosamente. Pero yo no estaba preparado para una sesión de ‘sonambulismo musical’…
 
Aún profundamente dormida, se enganchaba con partes de las canciones que sonaban y cantaba… sólo dos o tres palabras… para luego seguir durmiendo. Me mataba!!

Por ejemplo, la canción “When I was your man” de Bruno Mars:
 
- Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz…. my selfish waaaays…. zzzzzzzzzz
 
O “Story of my life”, de One Direction:
 
- Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz…. light upon the hill…. zzzzzzzzzzz
 
Fue divertidísimo. Debería haberla grabado, porque no le hago justicia al momento al escribir sobre él. Pero bueno, ya habrán otros viajes.
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