Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Buenos Solo.

Sam and Kait were gone for a couple weeks traveling so I was bumming around town mostly by myself. Here are some pictures I took while I was making my rounds.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I am an illegal alien.

My tourist visa expired at the beginning of this month which means I am currently in this country illegally.

By U.S. standards that would make me a criminal.

Some food for thought.

Shouted to me from across the street by a stranger at 3:30 AM:

¿Cu├íl es la diferencia entre un argentino y una vaca?

La vaca da leche y el argentino dice dale che.

It's not funny if I try to explain it.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Photos from Mar del Plata.

I took a trip with some friends to Mar del Plata. I shot film the whole time, this is what came back.

More here.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Update 2.

Click to enlarge.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Today in funny packaging.

I was expecting an Tag Body Spray ad type situation.

No luck yet.

Lawsuits waiting to happen (pt 2).

I know this is a weak gag, but here's a couple more totally unsafe obstacles I've had to avoid walking down the street.

The second one isn't totally obvious, but I was holding the camera at about eye level which put this rusty, uncapped, steel bar directly at forehead level for me. I know I'm kinda tall but come on.....

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Today in funny packaging.

This is a box of tissues, and, as with any fine tissue box, it is covered in a requisite kitschy print. This appears to be a "world travel" theme (or a Family Circus cartoon) as the line loops and careens through various global cities and states. But what jumped out at me is that the designers opted to have the US reprsented by none other than New Jersey.... What? They couldn't have it veer up a couple millimeters and hit New York or down a few more and pass through Washington D.C? I mean if New Jersey represents the US to the rest of the Kleenex using world it's no wonder they have such a negative image of us.


Sorry I haven't posted in a little while. Here's what I've been up to.

  1. I got a job as a web copy writer. It doesn't pay great but it's some income (in Euros!) and I can do it whenever I want. I just finished getting trained and I got my first assignment which I still don't really understand.
  2. I went to Mar del Plata which is a beach city about 5 hours south of Buenos Aires. I forgot my camera battery so all my pictures are on film which I get back from being developed tomorrow. I'll post them up soon.
  3. I've been doing the day-to-day stuff: getting groceries, dropping film off to get developed, hanging out with friends, going to the park, taking spanish lessons, having job interviews and failing miserably because I should have studied more from my spanish lessons. You know, the basics.