Monday, October 15, 2012

Sunday At The Book Fair

Here at home again.  Came home Friday night completely bushed.  Those teens can really suck the energy out of you.  I did three schools three days in a row.  I loved it.  The kids overall are a lot of fun and make me realize that they are the future and if I can reach just one, well I have done my job.
I spent most of the weekend just hanging out.   Saturday I took the cars to the car wash and had them cleaned up.  Both were pretty filthy, especially the VW after carting around all my materials.  The good thing now is that the company found a storage centrally located just north of McAllen.  So Friday, instead of driving all the way back to La Feria, I dropped off all my materials, projector, etc. at the storage.  When I go back next week I will pick them up again.  Very convenient.
Yesterday I went to the convention center in Monterrey for the annual book fair.  Huge exhibition with over 600 vendors.  It is good to see so many people interested in reading.  They are expecting over 385,000 visitors this week.  I may just go to watch the crowds.   People of all ages and backgrounds picking up books, paging through them and many were buying.  I spent about three hours walking around and of course ran into several people I knew including a television personality who does a spot everyday on vocabulary in Spanish.  He lives out here by the house.
I have been really turned off by eating out lately.   Coming home on Friday I was starving and stopped twice, once in Reynosa and another along the highway.  Nothing enticed me.  I thought I could at least snack on something but that didn't do the trick either.   Then yesterday, after leaving the book fair, I stopped at a place where we get Chinese once in awhile.   Got it home, and it just turned me off.   The best food I had over the weekend was a plate of chorizo with egg tacos that I made when I got home Friday night.  Turkey chorizo and some nice yellow coarse ground corn tortillas.  Not sure what this is all about, but I enjoy cooking and not being disappointed. 
Have a good week!


  1. Are the books only in Spanish?

    As to your food issue, hmm, maybe inner body changes due to all the travel??

  2. The books are in Spanish and English. There are some booths sponsored by the German club, a couple of Italian that I saw. Kids are studying in bilingual schools including public and now look for books in English. Lots of books for teaching and learning English also.

  3. I know what you mean by restaurant food! I was once on the Queen Charlotte Islands working for a three week stretch. At that time there were only three restaurants on the Islands so you quickly tired of the selection.