Friday, December 08, 2006

Norway, Germany, Latvia! Here I come!

Well its only a few days now Hill I leave for Europe. As most of you probably know the main purpose of my visit is to go visit Jeanette and spend time with her and her family over the xmas holidays, but I am also gonna be going to Berlin and Riga. I have some friends I will be crashing with in Berlin and then from the 8th to the 11th I will be staying in Riga… why Riga? Why not! I have always had a strange fascination with the Baltic states…so I guess this is my chance to check one of them out, even if just for a couple of days. Anyway once I am in Norway it will probably be hard for me to post often since Jeanette’s parents don’t have internet access at their house… and I wont be tacking my laptop. But when I do update ill probably have lots of pics to share. Anyway to all of you in Europe, ill be seeing you soon… and to everyone in Mexico and Canada… see you soon, and have a good holiday.


-Carlos Rosado

Here are some pics of flowers I took on my last visit to X´canché ecological reserve.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

November 2006 Trip to Chiapas!

So I know I have not posted for a couple weeks. Things have been really busy and I have not had much free time. Anyway I will make up for it today. As you can See I have posted 10 new pics from my latest trip to chiapas. I went with a group of Canadians that come on a field school to TTT and we were away for just under a week. Jeanette and my parents also came along, so that was lots of fun, kinda like a little free vacation =). Anyway I was quite happy with the pictures I got, there are way to many to post them all... so here are a few of them. The first pic as you can see is not so much a picture as a collage of images I took (I think its kinda interesting). Most of the other pictures are self explanatory so I dont really think I need to rant to much about them. The second pic however I find really interesting...I just really like the fact that this woman out in the middle of the mountains is SMSing... its a changing world!
Anyway Enjoy the photos! As always feedback is always apreciated!
-Carlos R

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

This week in photos

Hey people,
Here are some pics I took this week, actualy all of them are from yesterday. I took some photos over the weekend but there was nothing I really liked so I wont bother with them. All the pictures are from in and arround the center except for the one of the kids (that one I shot at the salvation army). The photo of the woman and her handicap son I thought was quite powerful... I am sorry however that the foucus was not that good, I wanted to be discrete and I was in a hurry to get the shot.You will notice its on quite the tilt... I somehow figured it was apropriate to leave it that way. I am more and more starting to worry about the ethics of photography. On one hand human drama is always the most interesting subject... but on the other one never wants to be disrespectfull, but anyway I guess this is something everyone must struggle with in their own way. Anyway here you go. I took the photo of the kids at the salvation army because I went along with a some people who were doing a comunity service and I thought it may be a good oportunity. I again did not want to impose and make the kids pose or anything, but to my suprise they were thrilled about having their pictures taken... and I got so many cute pictures, I think ill get them printed out and take them to the home... I am sure they would really like that. I took these pics with my digital rebel by the way... the sony was just not doing it with the weird light.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Still more pics...

Well things here in Merida have been a little crazy lately. There has been quite a bit of work to do at the school with the promotions and with the international students, and to be honest I am starting to feel a little burned out. Anyway I try to make time to get out from time to time and shoot some pics, as you can tell from my more recent posts I have been fairly good about it lately. So here is the most recent instalment. This was a fun day, mostly cause I was shooting with a different camera (Jeanette´s little Sony with the 12X optial zoom). Its pretty much a point and click but the shutter is really fast, and ofcourse the optical zoom is really nice... although I had some trouble with my focus (ofcourse). Anyway here are 3 pics from that day.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Habemus Domus!!!

So it finally happened, I go t my house!

Yesterday I went down to the housing developer office thinger majiger (I am not yet down with home owner lingo) and I got the keys to my new house! (Small 2 bedroom) This is of course a very big deal and very exciting for anyone…. It’s my first house after all. How can I afford a house? Well acutaly bealeive it or not (for my international readers) here in Mexico there is a fairly good public housing plan whereby as a worker you are entitled to credits towards buying a little house. The interests are very low and you can pay off the mortgage over quite a long time… but since the payments are so small you may as well continue paying it off little by little. Anyway the house is in a development in a new suburb of Merida called Las Americas. Its kind of far from downtown… but not really, like 25 minutes or so…. And I know that is really not that bad, but I have been used to be just a 10 min drive from work for the past year… so this seams like a long commute to me. Anyway there is lots I have to do to the house before I am actually able to move in… so I don’t expect to actually be living there for at least a couple of months… although to tell the truth I am very anxious to do so. No pics yet, but ill upload some soon!

Monday, September 25, 2006

A few new pics (Downtown Merida)

Hi all.
Ok so here a few new pics I slected from the photos I took last friday. All of the pictures are from the strees of downtown Merida, and not exactly the best part of it exactly. A couple of the photos are a bit harsh, but then again so is reality. Anyway as always I always apreciate feedback. (sorry about the low rez, blogger does not like big files)

- Carlos Rosado

By the way, this is my 100th post! horray!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Holland/Norway for Xmas?

So this morning Jeanette and I went over to the imigration offices to have her tourist visa extended, this ofcourse is a good thing since this way she will not be deported from the country or anything nasty like that. Anyway Things are going pretty good, I am currently looking in to airplane tickets to Norway for Xmas. I am probably gonna be flying out of cancun and in to amsterdam... so if at all posible I would like to spend a couple days in Holland on my way up, horray for the mother country! Anyway this ofcourse has me very excited... you all know how hard it is for me to stay in any one given place for to long... but fortunately I never seem to have to, so that works out well I guess. Anyway things in Merida are good, although its been really really hot lately, even more so than usual I think... its getting really gross and I am very tirred of it... a couple weeks in europe will do me good and cool me off (probably to a chill since I dont really have much winter clothing anymore). But other than the heat things are going well, work is alright, although I often find myself quite borred with this... but ofcourse everyone gets borred at work. Blarghhh ok I dont have anything else interesting to say... so thats all for today

Friday, September 15, 2006

horray!!!! I may not die alone after all!!!

Well as you may have (or not) noticed, I have not really been posting that much lately. As you probably know Jeanette is now here in Mexico with me, and has been here for two weeks now. She will be staying till xmas but unfortunately after that she has to go back to Ottawa for her last semester at Carleton to wrap up her masters degree. Anyway things have been going quite well, although it is a bit of an adjustment to start living with somebody, especially a partner. I can’t be quite as slobish as I used to… but I guess that is a good thing. Anyway over all things are really good and we are very happy to be together. Jeanette is doing well, but she is of course a little home sick from time to time, but that’s understandable. I have also been busy because school is back in full swing… and ofcourse that means students to deal with so, oh well…. I guess they are a necessary evil hahahah just kidding. The house thing seems to be going well, any day now they are gonna call and be like… uhhhh your house is ready, you can now move in. So this of course has me excited but also a little impatient. Anyway I am not feeling particularly inspired today so I guess that’s all,

And oh, Feliz fiestas patrias!!!

Look it up you lazy jerk,

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Teaching, mortgages & live in girlfriend

Ok ok… I am not panicking, but how the heck did this happen? Its and honest question… I would really like to know.

So last year I was still bumming around Europe… actually I think I may have been in Turkey or something… but anyway you get the picture, and now all this. I have no idea how things changed this fast… but its not like I am complaining. I am really grateful for the opportunity to be able to start paying off a little house, I am super excited about Jeanette arriving tomorrow and I think I will quite like this teaching thing (even though I am only doing it for 3 hrs a week… so meh). However that being said, maybe yea… a little freaking out is going on.

Sometimes when I get in to these panics I just wanna pack up and get the heck away from here! I have been obsessing for almost a year about just leaving everything and moving to Berlin for a few years, I mean I am still young…. I am still in my mid 20´s, I have tons, well maybe not tons… but lots of cool years which should be spent drinking and traveling care free through the world… well at least that is the way it SHOULD be.

In a way I guess maybe all this is good for me, and hopefully by the end of this year I will have a better idea of were I am at not only with Jeanette, but professionally, economically and all those other “allys´s” which grown ups have to worry about. The problem of course is that I am not quite yet a grown up. You may think that sounds obvious, or maybe silly… or perhaps just downright pathetic, but alas… it’s the way it is. LOOK AT me GOD… I used to hate people who would post BULLSHIT like this on their blogs…. As if anyboby other than like 5 or 6 friends actually took the time to read it… and of course they all know this anyway because I am constantly bitching about these issues at them personally. So on that note… sorry for wasting your time. Maybe in my next entry I will have something a little more fun like a picture of a cute wet kitten on a water slide, yes… that would be good

- Carlos

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

well... thats that

Well the summer is all but over. I cant say it was particularly exciting or eventful… but it was not that bad. I went to the beach a few times, headed over to Cancun/playa 3 times… so I really do not have any reason to complain. Mike and I had a pretty good time in Cancun, we stated for 3 nights and drank like mad men. Cancun is looking really good…. They have really done a good job of fixing up after the hurricane. Anyway Mike went back home on Sunday and so did I. A friend from Austria is down in Merida visiting his family till mid next month… so I may have one last crazy party in me for this summer after all.

Jeanette will be arriving in Merida soon to, really soon… September 1st soon! So I am of course really excited about that. We have not seen each other for over 4 months, but this time she is going to stay till xmas… so we will have lots of time to spend together. Anyway there is nothing else terribly interesting going on, so I think ill cut this one short.

This dolphin wants to straight up murder your ass … the image really makes me not want to cut up those plastic net thingies on six packs…

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Varieties of anoying gym jerks....

I have never really thought of myself as a particularly healthy person, but neither am I slob…. Sure I have a couple light vices…. And sure I don’t always feel as good as I would like to physically, but if I was to have to decide how in shape I am, taking in to consideration most of the people I see on the street every day… I am a freaking Roman god. Seriously, people are getting fatter every day… it blows my mind! And I am not just talking about Canada or the US, its everywhere…. even here in Yucatan. Ok, admittedly Yucatecans have never been a “slim people”, the regional cuisine although delicious is quite fatty and the portions are huge… not to mention the amazing dependence Yucatecans have and have had for about a half -century on coca cola (seriously, you should see how much of that brown water they can chug down in day)… but anyway I digress…. The point is I am just amazed how fat people are getting. Now I know this is not anything new… I have been hearing reports and amazing numbers and statistics about how unhealthy the average person is, however it was not until relatively recently that I really started to notice the exponential growth of over weight populations.

Wow…ok that kind of spun out of control, all I wanted to say is how fat people are getting, but anyway I digress.

So in the last few months I have been doing quite a bit of excersize… I have been running quite intensively (which I really enjoy) and a couple weeks ago I started going to the gym again (which I do not enjoy nearly as much). The nice thing about my new gym is that it is right around the corner from TTT (the place I work)… so its convenient, although the gym itself is not that great since everything is squashed in to a fairly small area, but oh well… it does the trick.

People at the gym are really annoying… there are the jerks who hang out there all day and just socialize. You know, the huge jackasses who are sitting on the machine you want to use…. And when you get close to ask them to please get up because you want to use them give you a look like they are gonna murder your ass... but oh well, you get them to move regardless. Then there are the really out of shape people who swear by god they are there every day when you are not, and excersize so much, and eat right… but they are for some astonishing reason immune to the laws of thermo dynamics and can therefore can not loose a pound. One of my favorites are the cardio queens, they are peppy and annoying as hell…. They yell at each other across the room and are constantly bitching and complaining about something, but at least some of them are alright looking. I really hate the really huge guys who use about 4 or 5 machines at a time…. And make sure to leave their towels and stuff on them so that you do not go near them. Of course when you do they kind of growl at you and much like the socializing jerks threaten to kick your ass. Anyway the point is that gyms are usually if not always mostly populated by amazingly annoying people who think they rule the world and don’t pick up after themselves or clear their gross sweat of the machines after they are done using them. Maybe part of the reason there are so many fat people in the world has something to do with how unappealing gyms usually are. Of course this is just my opinion and I am sure there are some great gyms out there which have music playlists that consist of more than a loop of tunes by Bannarama and that god awful song by Roby Williams (actually I think that covers most of them)… but regardless, in generally the gym is an annoying place to be… best you can do is practice the stoicism you learned from Spock and really crank up the volume on your mp3 player.

Wow, that was quite a rant… and I did not even get started with the stupid jerks who inhabit the magical land of the “track”….maybe some other time. Oh and by the way if you think you are one of those jerks I was talking about… errrr…. Ofcourse not, you are neat (please don’t kick my ass).

Monday, July 31, 2006

Back from debotcherry...

Well this last week was quite crazy, there is so much going on its really hard to put my finger on one single thing and think about it... things now a days just seem to really all bloob together in to this weird hermoneutical goo.

Last weekend was a realy good time, soples and I headed out to playa del carmen for a few days. We drank lots of beers and got lots of sun (have a nice tan going on), also we had lots of time to catch up on stuff since we are both quite busy these days and although we do get to see eachother fairly often its not for very long and we are usualy pretty hammered.

Anyway we stayed at this little hotel I always stay at, its really nothing fancy at all... but since I go so much the people there know me and always give me a really good rate... so really it works out great. Playa del Carmen is lots of fun but I kinda feel like its getting a little to snoby for my taste. It used to be that playa was really relaxed... you could just chill out and do what ever, wander in and out of bars and just enjoy the music... but things are getting to trendy now, lots of people seems to be way to over dressed for being at the beach, the clubs are starting to charge crazy cover charges and the drinks keep getting more expensive... but still, its a good place to hang out.

Fortuantely there are lots of other places to go hang out at the beach... Tulum and Puerto Morelos seem to be picking up the slack from playa del carmen... so lots of people are starting to flock to places like that. Also Ironicaly, having received a more than healthy dose of humily... Cancun is really starting to shape up again, and yea ofcourse its still partty central... but when I went there for a few hours this weekend I really got a very different vibe from the place... I dont know, maybe Cancun is turning a new leaf... but then again probably not. One thing I was hoping to acheive this weekend that did not really pan out was getting some rest... my body i so sore... my ancles and feet still hurt from all the abuse they have undergone at the track lately... so I think I should maybe go to a doctor and have them checked out... because I really want to get further with my running. Anyway now I am back at work, but fortunately I know I will be getting away again soon when mikes comes to visist... I am sure we will have a good time, but we are not yet sure were we are gonna go... cancun? tulum? playa? cuba?... I guess we will just have to wait and see. It is really amazing how fast this summer is going... although it has really not felt like much of a summer to me.

The good news is that Jeanette will be back in merida in a month.... so I am ofcourse quite anxious about that. I have really missed her and it ofcourse really sucks to feel lonely.... so I am pretty much counting down the days. Well I think thats all for now.... I will get thorough the rest of the day and then try to have a nice long nap... and if my feet allow me to... ill go for a run. Hopefuly next time I post ill have some interesting photos or something.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

ok, lets give this thing a shot

So in my last entry I was complaining about how this blog does not really seem to have enough direction... well, ok, lets try to give it some. I am gonna try posting some photos uphere of what ever I happen to be photographing each week... chances are we are gonna get some really lame entries... since its not absolutely every week that I manage to take a pic that does not absolutely blow chunks... but oh well, its worth a shot. Anyway as you porbably know you can find some of my stuff up on my website ( There is tons of work to be done on that site.... but thats another project all together... however feedback is always apreciated, maybe some of these pics will end up on the site... oh well who knows. ok so lets give this a shot.

Ok, I took this picture in this field just out of town, you can´t really tell from the picture but this little blue flower was really really small... maybe just a couple centimiters across, however I guess I did a decent job of getting it in to focus... especialy without having a proper macro lends. In any case I thought it was kinda of a neat flower... I am trying to figure out what species it is.

This cactus looking... well cactus was taken just about 1 km away from the little blue flower above (in the same field). I think the image itself is pretty interesting and I like the way its cropped... also I was pretty happy with the way the light came through from the trees behind the cactus... it kinda looks like moisture, but they are actualy just little beams of light making it through the folliage. I think it was the best pic I took that day...
U took this photo a few days after my little trek to the fields outside Merida. Somebody told me that this looks like a lily-pad... and I guess it kinda does, but as you probably guessed, its actualy a couple eggs shells. I was making an omelete.... so I craked the eggs and I got distracted with them, there is just something kinda cool about egg shells (says I)... I have always been kinda interested with they way they respond to light... so I went to go get a lamp, put it over my cutting board... tinkered with the light color settings on the camera and got this shot. It was just a little experiment, but I think it looks kinda nifty.

Ok, well that was it... I hope it was not to lame, flowers, egg shells and cactus are probably not the most exciting subject matter... but oh well, I guess this sort of stuff will have to do for now. I am thinking about doing a project with buying a few at the market and atempting to do something interesting with them...maybe cut them open or something (a little gross I know), but oh well... maybe this weekend. Anyway thats ll for now.
- Carlos R.

Monday, July 10, 2006

this blog is more stale than... uhh, a really stale cheeto, see what I mean???

Well last weekend sure was eventful. Between the world cup final, TTT´s graduation, and all that beer… it sure went by fast. But anyway here we are, once again complaining about how awful Mondays are… its really getting quite tiresome; wouldn’t you agree? I mean seriously… nobody likes Mondays, but do we really need to complain about them every single week, no. I feel this blog is getting rather pointless so I am gonna either a) give it some kind of new direction or b) just stop doing it. Since I got back from Europe there is nothing really interesting to report anyway… or usually at least… so we will see how it goes. I have thought about maybe implementing the blog in to my website ( a little better so that the blog could serve as a record of my photographic adventures… and not just my gratuitous complaining. Any thoughts on this? Anyway my parents are going away to Europe in just a few days, so both Maggie and I are looking forward to five wonderful easy going weeks… or at least that is the plan, since the reality of these things never really ends up manifesting itself the way one would desire… but oh well. I have to confess that I am a bit on football withdrawal… no more world cup!!! This totally blows… I guess I am just going to have to find a new excuse to drink alone in front of the TV now =). I talked to Jeanette today, she seemed to happy and doing well in St. Petersburg… but she is getting anxious about returning to Mérida, which I of course am to. I am ofcourse a little freaked out about this whole Jeanette moving in thing, but I am also very happy about it… I think that in the long run it will prove to be a good decision… but then again it could blow up in my face and just be the worst thing ever… although I really don’t think it will. So anyway yea… not the most coherent blog entry ever, but they never seem to be anyway. Ill post again soon, and hopefully by then I will have a little bit of a better idea regarding what I want to do with this blog in the future.

- Carlos R.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Lonely =P

Well Jeanette went to Norway on monday... she will be there for a couple weeks and then she is heading over to Russia for about 2 months... and then she will come back to mexico september 1st... so till then I will probably just be sulking hehehe. Anyway I dont really have time to sulk... there has been plenty of work arround here. There are some delegates in merida from some collages in the states and canada... so there are many things i have to do.... many meetings, so on and so foth. Tomorow I have to go to Campeche for a couple days of meetings, but at least I will be staying at a decent hotel with a nice pool... so thats no so bad I guess. Also I got a new camera, a Canon Digital Rebel XT... and its super sexy. I cant wait to have some real time so I can go out and shoot... but I guess that will have to wait for now. Anyway thats all for now.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Have I mentioned that its hot?

Well this last week was quite slow, Jeanette and I had to go to Chetumal for promotions… it did not go very well, the little punks over there do not seem to be very interested in anything really… but oh well, I did what I had to do. Chetumal is pretty boring, there is really nothing to do… the city is seriously lacking good places to eat and stuff, but at the very least the cabs are cheap. Jeanette and I went in to Belize just to see what was up and it was quite sketchy… although it seem like quite an interesting country. The official language in Belize is English but most people (specialy near the boarder) speak Spanish.. Although you also hear Chinese… which is kind of weird. The English over there is really bizarre to, I think they actually call it Creole or something like that… either way it’s weird. This next while is gonna be quite busy, there is going to be a group of teachers coming from Canada and the States next week so there are several thing I have to do before then. It has been really nice to spend so much time with Jeanette lately, its gonna suck when she is away in Russia for 3 months, but oh well… I am sure I will have my fun. Anyway that’s all for now I guess… ttyl.

Friday, April 21, 2006

I hate getting up at 3.30... ewwww

You know how when you get up to early your eyes refuse to open and your eyes are more purple and black than a 1940´s house wife with no skills in the kitchen??? Yea, me to.
Well I am at the airport... Jeanette and I had to get up at 3.30 to get here on time and you all know how much fun it is to get up so early, specialy when you are going to the airport. Anyway it will be nice to get home, I am really looking forward to just resting in my own apartment and enjoying the weekend. Yesterday Jeanette and I went to see the Catherine the great exibit at the museum of contemporary art in Montreal... it was quite cool, but for 15 bucks it better had been! Anyway it was quite nice to be in Canada these last 2 weeks... although things did not really go the way I planed... but then again they never seem to anyways. I am kinda pissed cause I was not able to buy my camera.... perhaps I will just pick it up in mexico... or who knows. This gate area does not seem to have a tim hortons, what the hell is up with that. NO I DO NOT WANT YOUR GOD DAMMED STARBUCKS!!!! GOD!!! I HATE YOU, YOU ARE NOT MY REAL DAD ANYWAY! *SOBS*. Yea... so as you can tell I am quite tirred, but at least the wireless internet is working... I am not sure were the signal is from but at least I am not paying those bastards at BELL for my conexion... why would you pay for it if there was a free one also? ... oh well, what ever... I am just thankful for it. Well... I guess thats it for now, to all you guys in Montreal thank you very much and I hope to see you all in Merida very soon.
P.S. Death to starbucks

Friday, March 31, 2006

Canada in 8!!! booya! + house stat A.O.K

Howdy folks,

Well thank freaking god its Friday. I really am not sure why but ever since I got back from that promotions trip I have just not been myself, I am tired all the time and I am really having trouble getting motivated to do just about anything. Anyway next wed I will be going to Qroo to do promotions in playa del Carmen and then in Cozumel… worse places to have to go on business there certainty is! Anyway after I am done with that I will be on my way to Canada. Unfortunately I will not be able to make it to the Maritimes this time, I will probably be mostly in Ottawa although I will hopefully also be spending some time in Montreal! BOOYA. Also my mortgage thingy was approved so everything is a go with my house… its being built and it should be ready to start moving in September… or so they say, but to be completely honest I don’t buy it… if the house is done by December I will be more than happy and quite impressed. Anyway I am really looking forward to having MY own place…not an apartment, not a basement… a house. I probably wont be able to do it straight away but my intention is to put a little pool, bar and BBQ pit in the back yard… man that is gonna be sweet. Anyway I best get back to work.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Home at last!

Well after 3 weeks on the road I sure am happy to be back in Merida. All and all the trip went quite well... even thought the expo in ciudad del carmen got cancelled and stuff like that... but oh well as I said, in general things went quite well. I hope that I dont have to much work this week since the week after that I will be back on the road doing promotions and the week after that I will be in Canada for work also... so, I guess there is not much room for R and R for me in the near future. On the upside I will get to spend some time with Jeanette while I am in canada... not to mention with those morrose spics in montreal jaja... mike remember that you owe me beer for taking my shirt off in that hotel loby! Another cool thing about getting home was that I discovered that my parents finaly joined the 21st century and put a high speed wireless modem in the house... I was very impressed... but from the "keeping me the hell away and out of their lives perspective" not such a good move hhahahaha. Anywa today my aunty barb will arrive from Vancouver, so good times! Anyway I guess that is all for now, oh yea... by the way Transmetal is gonna be playing in merida april first, so if you are in the area dust out those black tshirts and start tu fuel your angst with some angry music! hoorrrrayyyy!!!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Horray mom is well!

My mom came out of her operation just fine yesterday, she was a bit druged up for a while but thank goodness everything went well and she will be home tomorow. I went to see her yesterday and I think I will be going after work. Anyway I dont know if I will be posting for the next little while since I will be away on work travelling the south eastern states of mexico (Qroo, Yucatan, Campeche, Tabasco and Chiapas). Anyway although its gonna be pretty hectic I hope to get to visit a few cool places such as "El Parque de la Venta" in Villa Hermosa (That is were they have those cool olmec heads thingies) and a few arechaeological sites like Bonampak and stuff. Also the other day I went to a travel agent and found a pretty decent flight for jeanette to fly to norway and back on... so that is good news. We are just waiting for Jeanettes thesis supervisor on giving her the ok for working on her thesis abroad (Mexico to be exact). My friend Roque is gonna be coming to merida but it sucks cause its when I will be in Montreal... oh well, maybe this summer I will be able to find a little time to go visit in Guadalajara... that sure would be cool. I am getting quite excited about going to Canada in April, I just hope that my UNB transcript arives soon so that I can get it translated by the certified translator and that way I will have everything ready for my trip. Anyway, thats all for now, over and out.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Canada april 8th - 21st! weeeeeeeee

I am feeling a little gross today but oh well, here it goes. So yesterday I booked my flight to go to Montreal on April 8th (from Cancun) and I will be returning on the 21st so booya! So I am really excited about hat… I will be in Ottawa also visiting Jeanette and getting some documents I need at the Mexican embassy to make my University Degree from UNB valid in Mexico… it’s a pain in the ass but I has to be done. When I come back on the 21st Jeanette will be coming back with me so that is even more cause for excitement. She will be in Mérida for about a month or so… but after that she has to get back to Europe and then over to Russia for her intensive language training. I wish I could go… but oh well, you cant do everything and besides I am saving up so that I can go with her to Norway next Christmas. The only downside of this whole thing is that I had to withdraw my nomination from the Rome thing so that Jeanette and I could come back together… but oh well, I have been to Rome a few times before and it’s not like I will never go back… so all and all I think its for the best.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

I am back!

Hey all,

Well its been a while since I last posted. The reason I have not been posting is that Jeanette was here for a couple of weeks and I really did not find myself wandering over to the computer nearly as much as usual. We had a really nice time, we went to Campeche, Cancun, Playa del Carmen and hung around Mérida quite a bit also, we went to the orchestra, saw a few flics… all and all a very good time. This last long weekend was also carnival so that was loads of fun… mmm beer and scantly clad women dancing on motorized vehicles… so hot. Anyway I applied for this position as an administrative assistant for the UNB Rome intersession in 2006… but I am a bit at a loss of what to do since I have to book my tickets to Canada really soon. If I don’t go Jeanette will be coming back from Canada with me… so either way, I am sure that things will work out for the best. I am now back at work in Merida… but oh well, it was a great couple of weeks and besides I have this burn which is bound to turn in to a tan sooner or latter so what ever. I am really looking forward to going to Canada in April, I hope to have some money that I can spend on a new camera… I really need something better, but oh well at least I had a chance to play around with Jeanette’s nice camera when she was here heheheh. Anyway I guess that is all for now.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Just so you know I have moved my website from backsun ( to ( This new server is quite a good deal, so I am quite happy with the swithc... so far it is working beautifuly... I had so many problems with blacksun in this past year that I could just not stand it anymore. Anyway the site up is really quite a work in progress, but I hope to have a chance to redisign it and get all my content together and in web format... but unfortunately I dont have as much free time as I would like to do all this (does anyone?) thus... it may be a while... oh well. On Saturday the philosophy group thingy met for the second time, we seem to have a couple new memebers... so thats going well.... I really hope we keep at it. On the 19th I am gonna run in a 10K race... so I am trying to run almost every day till then so that I dont come in last place... behind all the old people... man some of hose old folks really can run, its really quite amazing. Anyway that is all thats going on... pretty lame eh? oh well... I will keep you posted on the downward spiral of exciting *cough* events which is my life in the next entry... till then, Stay classy... the internet (yea that was a shitty anchorman reference, shut up).

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Ah, alas we meet again… my old nemesis… Mexican bureaucracy

So I decided it was about time to get my passport again, since my old one was stolen. Yea, sure that should be easy enough… I will go to foreign affairs nice and early, even a half hour before they open, and wham! I will have my passport in no time. Ohhh what a fool I am. Bureaucrats all over the world are hateful and pitiful people… the thrive on hammering away your soul pile of paperwork by pile of paperwork. They have no regard for the value of your time and will not hesitate to give you the wrong form just to see you squirm and bash your head in to their little both like one of those stupid fish who keep banging themselves up against their little fish tank. Anyway… as you can probably guess I do not have my passport yet, nor do I expect it anytime soon. I basically spent all morning there just to be told that the forms I have are useless and that the hours of lines I made were in vain. Aditionaly it now turns out that I have to deposit the money for the passport in to a special bank account at a special bank… which by the way will not let deposit since I am not a client… ME: HERE HAVE MY MONEY, BANK: ASSHOLE: NO! how does that work? Maybe I blinked and somehow what used to be the way economics used to work just poped out of existence… or maybe the people at the bank (as well as at foreign affairs) are just arrogant assholes. Anyway I do not know how this is gonna get sorted out, but it has to… since I travel to Canada in April, although I could just travel with my Canadian passport… but no! NOW ITS PERSONAL!

Friday, January 27, 2006

Rejoice, its Firday!

Yay, its Friday. For some reason this week went by quite fast... as opposed to just about every other week in the history of time. Anyway today I am gonna meet with a few people to try to get this philosophy group of mine off the ground... it would be really neat if this worked out, god knows I need the intelectual stimulation. Anyway I guess I cant complain, things have been going quite well... except that those bastards from the housing thing have not called yet, but then again... this is latin america, everything is "Mañana"... arghhhh. Anyway hopefuly this suff will all be taken care of before to long... and then the weels will be in motion. I am getting quite excited, Jeanette will be here in like two weeks, so that is just great... I am sure we are gonna have a great time. Anyway this is basicaly how I expect tonights meeting to go.

Oh, I love those dinosaurs....

Monday, January 23, 2006

Dream Theater is the greatest band ever...

Yea ok so that is quite a statement... but they are... at least of this generation anyway. The amount of stuff they have done just boggles my mind... and not just with DT, but will all the sideprojects such as liquid tension experiment, transatlantic, OST etc etc etc. I can´t think of any other band that even comes close to producing the incredible amount of music these guys do. Every time they release a new album I think this is the end of the line... it does not live up to my expectations, but thats cause DT is not a band for morons... that is, you have to get in to the album... at first it confuses you and phases you simply because you cant really wrap your head arround it. Ok, so its not always easy listening... but anyone who has ever really listened to DT would have to agree at the very least that it is one of the greatest bands of our times. They are to these last couple decades what Pink Floyd and the Beatles were in their day. So anyways I think I am done with this rant... I have no idea were this came from, anyway kuddos DT, kuddos.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Why am I not hung over?

Last night was maggies birthday partty... I got so messed up, make a long story short I got home like at 4am and was up and showered by 7 and at work at 8... but for some reason I feel just fine... no hang over, not particularly tirred... just fine... I am kinda afraid my system is just gonna crash on me without notice any time now... but we will see. Yea yea I know you probably partty hard every day and feel fine the next day... bla bla bla thats what everyone says, but not me... its just weird. Working saturdays is just the worst... but oh well at least its only every other saturday and besides I better behave since I am gonna be taking some time off when Jeanette comes on the 17th of febuary! YAY. If things work out the way they should I will go sign the morgage to the house sometime next week... basicaly I am just waiting for the call. There is not that much going on at work at the moment, actualy I am quite far ahead of schedule... for a change. Anyway I really cant complain, things are going quite well... I am really happy in my apartment and I have just about everything i need in there already so yay! I wish I had something more interesting to post about... but I dont so... Alas... uhhh.... ciao.

PS. Have you heard? Capitan Sulu (George Takei) is Gay? what the hell is up with that?... ok I guess that kinda makes sense

Monday, January 16, 2006

Ewww its monday again...

Oh well, the weekend was pretty good least. I dont know why but lately days at work have been going by extra slow... and its not like I am not busy and stuff... there is tons going on, arghhhh. Anyway in the next few days they should be calling fron the INFONAVIT and I will suposedly go over and sign my morgage... I am quite looking forward to it, it seems to be quite a good deal. The way I figure the house will be built in about a year and it will probably take me about another year to get it the way I want before I move in... IE. POOL! Anyway thats the big thing going on now a days in my life... and its no small thing. A few minutes ago I felt about going on a rant about Hugo Chavez (the president of Venezuela)... but I have lots my drive... and although I realize you probably wont get it... uh... meh! I dont care its not like anyone ever posts here anyway.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Long time no post...

Ok so its been quite a while since my last post... but here goes. I have been back in mexico for what i guess is getting close to a month in a half... or more... or I dont know. For the most part things have been going quite well. I have settled in to my own place, its a pretty nice big apartment... its close to work, close to my folks place and all that jazz... so I am quite happy. Xmas and New years were rather unventful this year... except that I got my stuff stolen from my hotel room in cancun... so that really sucked but oh well... its just stuff. All and All I am really quite happy to be back in merida and living at home... I like my job and things are going quite well all arround. I am quite excited because Jeanette is going to come visit in Febuary... to that will be really cool. I am not sure what exactly is the situation there or what is going to happen, but I am hopefull... things have a way of working out I gess. The only downside of all this is that despite all my predictions I really do miss living in NB... I ofcourse do not miss the cold, not one little bit... but I really miss UNB and silly things like the farmers market and ofcourse my friends. On the plus side I will be in NB for bussines in April so I will have a chance to visit. Well I guess that gets us up to date... stay tuned for further Carlos Adventures.

Long time no post...

Ok so its been quite a while since my last post... but here goes. I have been back in mexico for what i guess is getting close to a month in a half... or more... or I dont know. For the most part things have been going quite well. I have settled in to my own place, its a pretty nice big apartment... its close to work, close to my folks place and all that jazz... so I am quite happy. Xmas and New years were rather unventful this year... except that I got my stuff stolen from my hotel room in cancun... so that really sucked but oh well... its just stuff. All and All I am really quite happy to be back in merida and living at home... I like my job and things are going quite well all arround. I am quite excited because Jeanette is going to come visit in Febuary... to that will be really cool. I am not sure what exactly is the situation there or what is going to happen, but I am hopefull... things have a way of working out I gess. The only downside of all this is that despite all my predictions I really do miss living in NB... I ofcourse do not miss the cold, not one little bit... but I really miss UNB and silly things like the farmers market and ofcourse my friends. On the plus side I will be in NB for bussines in April so I will have a chance to visit. Well I guess that gets us up to date... stay tuned for further Carlos Adventures.