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).