Tuesday, March 23, 2010

How close is too close?

Hubby has been having some bad feelings lately about Moosecake. She's 11 now and really doesn't understand what appropriate and what's not. We've had little chats here and there but she keeps us on her toes. Her 5th grade teacher is always calling her "his favorite student". Great. I'm happy for her. and random crap....  He asked her to borrow/burn  one of her cds. Fine.  He took the kids' out on a separate field trip for ice cream. Outside of school hours. Hmmmm..... Moosecake took photos of all the kids in her class messing around. He asked her to borrow her MEMORY CHIP. what the fuck? Maybe I'm overreacting a bit, but isn't that a bit personal???? If the teacher wanted those photos, we can print them.... or better yet, he could bring his OWN f*ing camera!!! Well, Moosecake gave him her memory chip and when we found out about it, we were, well, pissed. She takes pics of her family, her brother, funny faces, our personal life, etc.... all of which I DO NOT find necessary to share with her teacher. Am I blowing this outta proportion? In the fotos, the teacher is hugging each one of the children without a smile on his face. Creepy!!! And then there are all the fotos of the other kids.

I feel that this pushes past the teacher/student boundary. Hubby went in this morning and had a little meeting with him and requested the memory chip. He also made it clear that this was not an appropriate request from a student and in future, if he needs anything, borrowed, copied or whatever, he needs to speak directly to us. period.

Appropriate? Overreaction?

Maybe. But when it's your kids, is it ever enough?

Friday, March 19, 2010

Bottle Service please.

Bottle 1: Don Julio Blanco
Location: Monterrey Tattoo Expo, 2010

Aaahhhhh.... Don Julio. A wonderful gift from a fellow tattoo artist in Veracruz. And damn.... it was put to use. The Monterrey Expo, again, proved to be well worth the trip. Hubby did quite well, sold quite a few of his shirts/prints and scored 1st in Women's Color Tattoos. We spent the nights with amazing friends and artists, including Paco Arias (leon, gto.), Chakal (D.f), Cesar (Ritual, Monterrey), Bob Tyrell (USA), Vampira, Stomper (GDL), Tpex (Tribal), Diego y Clarens (Upland, Ca.), Pablo Ash (Spain), Secta (GDL), Chanook (Spain) and many, many others. We also had the opportunity to make some new ones, (Olmo n Crystal from Tulum), Tony Rommel (New York) and party hard in the local, uh..... bulês. ;)  I tattooed for the first time in an expo.... which I loved! ( a little hard to do when tons of people are staring and taking photos) Hubby got down and tattooed a neck piece on Babo from Cartel de Santa. Amazing guy. His crew, his beautiful lady, Miss Mery Dee and Babo himself, partied hard during the expo and made this trip amazing. Thanks to everyone!

My first expo tattoo (just the flowers, not the writing)

Hubby getting down....

another piece by hubby
getting down afterhours....

Babo x Indio
Mery Dee x me
Tribal Gear Representin
Todo el bandon!

Besides this being a perfect expo.... SOMETHING had to fuck up the vibe. I will NEVER and I mean NEVER fly with Viva Aerobus EVER again. Not only did they give us shit checking our luggage with our inks and what not, they reprimanded us for arriving only an hour ahead of time instead of two (flight was at 11am).... but it didn't matter since the PLANE WAS "UNABLE TO DEPART" because of freakin "fog" (who the hell ever heard of fog in Monterrey?) and the next plane was at 5 pm. (mind you, all OTHER FLIGHT WERE ABLE TO LEAVE!!!!) And so we sat, bien crudo, for 6 hours in the crappiest airport with the shitiest food, shitiest service and the most uncomfortable chairs until 5 pm... and then arrived in Leon at 7... unable to get to Abuela's house until 9:30 that night to pick up the kids. Why exactly did the plane not depart on time? I believe it was because they didn't have enough passengers on board to make the trip worthwhile. This damn airline jacks up the prices, continually changing their rates, and then when they can't fill the plane, OOPS... "Stand by, I believe we have encountered fog" (but in spanish, of course.)

Babo x Bob x Indio x Chakal

Nonetheless, I guess it's fair. Anything perfect has to have it's counter to exist... Yin n Yang.

That bottle was worth it. ;)

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I've been living in Mexico now for about a two years with my hubby and 2 kids. Not exactly by choice, but we're here nonetheless. Luckily, I live with quite a few of the accomodations that i was used to in the states. In spite of those convienences, we also have a water tank with asbestos, outdated electricity, massive amounts of dust, caterpillars that burn your skin, and thousands of windshield washers on every street corner. My kiddos and I are learning to speak spanish and adjust to life away from our family and friends in the States.


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