Thursday, March 31, 2005

In the streets, promoting Kijotadas :-)

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Spring and rain

And of course, Spring could not just come and delight us only with some warm weather but some rain as well. This has been a week of weather changes, I am still adjusting to that. I finally was able to leave my big winter coat at home. But I guess now I need to get a rain coat :-)

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Paulino Brener (Don Quijote) and David Schmitt (Sancho) in "Kijotadas" Posted by Hello

Spring Friday and French Saturday

And Springs keeps coming in more and more into my home and into my life. Yesterday I went to Steeple People Surplus store and bought a base for my flowers. This place it's about 3 blocks from my apartment so I went there walking and that was the only reason for going out. Just to get that item. Later that afternoon I realized, when I was getting ready to take a bath, that I didn't have the salt I use ("Bath therapy"). So I made another walking trip to the Wedge Coop to get some. Again, a short walking trip just to get one item. This reminded very much of my native Santo Tome (Santa Fe, Argentina) where you can go and get some basic goods in at small store in your neighborhood.

Saturday was a nice change of pace. I finally made it to this Weekly French group that meets at Expresso Royale in DT Minneapolis. Even though I am not usually shy or overwhelmed but big groups of people, I was a little intimidated by this room packed with french speakers. May be it was my anxiety of practising a language that I haven't practise in a long long while. It was fine, though, I bought my italian soda (just to add some diversity :-) and easily mingled with the group. After 2 hours and half of non-stop speaking and listening ONLY French, I decided I had enough (for a first time), and I was hungry, too. It was an amazing experience! I hope to go back there more frequently.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Spring inside my home. Posted by Hello


Although snow still melting down here (Twin Cities, MN) and there is not much green around, I have made a conscious decission to bring Spring into my life. Finally, after 6 months living here, I decided to find some storage space in the building. I found it and I started to take many boxes out of my modest efficiency. Boxes have play a important part in my life, since I've been moving to and from many places... always hauling my boxes around. It seems like all my life is in those boxes. I am also going to swim (to the local YWCA) more frequently. Being in contact with the water energizes me. Although I do feel tired most of the time, since my work load and activities has increases. Still teacher Spanish to teaching, also preparing for a new play (where not only I am the lead, "Don Quijote", but also I am in charge of the production in Minneapolis) At school I am also helping with our Transition Site Committtee, trying to find a place to house my school (Spring Hill Waldorf School for the nest 5 years or so. I am also very inspired by my artistic work that I decided to put together my own show. I am not sure yet if it's going to end up being a one-man show, I hope so since it makes things easier (specially decission making... hmm... or not). All I know for now is that it's going to be a play for children about Don Quijote. I have to profit from the creative energy of incarnating that character in Kijotadas. I am also growing a goat-tee for that role, so I must just use it a little longer. My first graders are always very intrigued why I keep "forgetting" to shave part of my moustache and beard.
Another way I brought Spring into my life (and into my apartment literally). I got a very nice bunch of flowers from school. Now tomorrow I need to go thrifting and find a nice base for them.

Saturday, March 19, 2005

First audio blog

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Blogging and Kijotadas, new adventures

A new beggining, a new adventure.

So, here I go, starting the adventure of blogging at the same time I experiencing the adventure of "Kijotadas" (, a play where I represent Don Quijote, a dream come true!

Today is a very snowy day in Minneapolis. Winter wants to leave his last mark with a grand finale. I am fine with that. Nature has those gracious ways of making herself be noticed (specially in Minnesota!). But Spring is close, I can feel her presence.

Take and give care.