Sunday, March 1, 2009

Gasp! It's a Sunday update!

Herein lies a quick, nontraditional mid-weekend update to report several small items.

1. Even bringing only one pannier to the fresh market is not an assured way to limit fruit and vegetable purchasing when you insist on piling plastic bags onto the handlebars.
2. My bike genius at Doctor Bike on Coquimbo has turned my bicycle back into the nearly silent animal it once was, also greased the bewhosis out of the chain, and my right calf bears the proof.
3. We are moving along in the ranks and in the voting. You, my readers, are absolutely my 170 favorite humans on the planet (my gorgeous nephew, who at less than two does not yet surf the web freely, notwithstanding). If you are aware of other humans who you believe to be interested in sharing in the lovefest, do not hesitate to direct them to the voting page and instruct them accordingly.
4. I have coined a silly expression to describe the competitiveness and cutthroat nature of all of our bloggity madness both within the Lonely Planet Travel Blogger Awards (have I mentioned this?) and in other arenas.

It's a blog-eat-blog world out there. (you heard it here first).

Would anyone like to design a graphic? I'd happily display it, both here and in my window, which kind of faces the Panamerican Highway, which means millions of viewers could see it most days, with just a small set of opera glasses or bionic vision.

Coming tomorrow: Those pesky 1 peso coins and how the distribution thereof tells you one uncertain thing, despite all your slang and posturing and even (gasp) purchasing of clothing in this hemisphere: once a foreigner, always a foreigner.

Enjoy your weekend.


previously.bitten said...

Are these farmers markets you find yourself stocking up at? How convenient are they in your area, or do you find yourself travelling some distance to find them?

Lydia y VIctor said...

Hello! We are Lydia and Victor the authors of (also nominated by Lonely Planet in the Best Spanish language blog cattegory). We would like to congratulate you for your blog and congratulate you on your nomination and wish you all the best.

Kind regards

Lydia and Victor

Stephen said...

That lydia and victor posted the same thing on my blog. And here I though I was special. :)

Blog-Eat-Blog, now that's good! This whole thing is just too much for me, even my mother sends me regular updates as she checks the competition more than I do I think.

I'll be glad when it's over... and when I crush the other blogs under the heel of my flip flopped foot.

Eileen said...

@previously.bitten, this particular one is about a fifteen minute walk or five or eight minutes by bike (lots of cobblestones, they slow me down!) There are lots of others, and the permanent one at the Vega, but on Sundays this is the perfect wake-up market to go me. People know me there, even. Thanks for commenting!

@Stephen, yeah I thought I felt like I was part of a movement, not singled out for my amazingness. I'm over it though. Did you see all the pretty soups they make? want!