Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
- Biking around town with a flat tire and having to store the bike in the apartment of a friend of a friend who was out of town for the weekend.
- Using fabric softener instead of laundry detergent to wash my clothes. For TWO MONTHS!
- Surviving a four day weekend alone without electricity (no refrigerator, no tv, no internet, no washing machine--with my clothes in the middle of a cycle after recently discovering the previously mentioned softener fiasco...)
- Racking up an R$18 library fee for checking out one book for less than a day. I quickly learned the don't-check-out-periodicals lesson. And to pay library fees you have to print out a bill, go to the bank to pay it, and bring the receipt back to the library. Boy was I missing on-line bill pay!
- Using matches to light the stove when I could have just flipped the switch.
- That time I spilt chimarrao all of the couch...
- Deciding it was the right time to discover that the bottom of the blender screws off while it was full of my precious and hard-earned pumpkin puree.
- My phone's SIM card decided to burn out (who knew they could just stop working?) when I was on my way to meet a friend for lunch in a building I had never heard of before.
- Let's just say polenta + a blender full of fresh juice = bad idea, expansion of polenta in my stomach.
- Trying to navigate Argentina and Paraguay with my creative but not necessarily correct "portunhol" (portuguese + espanhol).
What do you say? Is the chuchu guilty?
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Ginger bought her first cuia!
Woohoo! Botanical Gardens!
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Grocery store! She's already addicted to chimarrao, and is sporting her pride in the tea ailse.
Bananas! So many different types!
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
A little unconventional, and no site of turkey, but still tasty!And since it wouldn't be Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie, that's what I made! Quite a few disasters (including accidentally dropping ALL of the pumpkin puree I strived so hard to make in the sink, burning the pecans, burning my thumb, and spilling pumpkin down the middle of my shirt) but it was well worth it! My first pumpkin pie!
See how excited everyone is?
The dinner table, thanks to the lovely cook Laura Kohmann.
The traditional Thanksgiving drowsiness.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
- baa - wow! expression used for really good things or really bad things
- que tri! - how cool!
- barbada - piece of cake! something really easy
- bacana - cool
- guri - boy/guy
- pia - young lad
- (bem) capaz - no way, yah right
- tche - hard to define. sometimes it means you. just add it to the end of sentences and you're good to go.
- assar uma carne - barbeque!
- Fulano - any unspecified person, so-and-so, Joe Shmoe
- Sicrano and Beltrano - Fulano's friends, unspecified person of secondary and terciery importance
- gremista - Gremio fan
- colorado - Inter fan
- rango - food
- pila - nickname for the currency (I think it comes from an old currency they used to use.)
- cafundos - not even the middle of nowhere, but the edges of nowhere
- inho - just had "-inho" to the end of everything and you'll sound more Brazilian
- pochete - fanny pack!
- brega - cheesy
- pantufas - slippers
- exibido - show off
- desastrado - clumsy
- trilhasonora - themesong, soundtrack
- manha - knack
- pedalinho - paddleboat
- defenestrar - to throw something/someone out the window
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. As it is written, "He has distributed freely, He has given to the poor, His righteousness endures forever." He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also the overflowing in many thanksgivings to God.