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Guatemala Trip Part 3

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To Antigua!
Our 9-hour bus ride wasn't so bad, I suppose.  We got into Guatemala City in the early evening on Monday, and of course all the bus stations are in the sketchiest part of town.  But really, is there anything but a sketchy part of town in Guat City?  No.  We had arranged to catch another bus to take us another hour out to Antigua, but it wasn't anywhere to be found.  I guess we didn't understand that even though we had a "ticket," we were really just waiting for a man in a taxi to come pick us up.  Finally the lady at the ticket counter at the bus station got on the phone for us, just as a little man ran into the station holding a cardboard sign with my name on it.  Sweet!  He was 2 hours late and apologized profusely; even though we were starving we didn't really care too much.  
Antigua is a beautiful colonial city, quite different from the rest of the country.  Tim and I looked up a restaurant in our guidebook that sounded good, turned out they ha…

Musical Monday (I mean Wednesday)

Super late....haven't had time to catch up on all the Coachella research I should be doing!  Just a month to go.
Sadly, Bon Iver won't be there.  And I'm not trekking to Bonnaroo to see him.  But his new EP is so good.  I'm in love.
Enjoy Blood Bank.

The CVDPs Get Me Everytime

I was terrible at ordering lunch today.
I'm in one of those weeks when nothing sounds good to eat.  Lunchtime rolls around, my tummy's growling, but I can't think of anything appetizing.  Usually I hit this marvelous place every day for good and cheap stuff, but not even that's cutting it.  
I've been craving a cherry-lime slush from Sonic lately.  It's warm outside, it's more than appropriate to quench the thirst.  I wanted one last night on the way home from the Adele concert (she's amazing, btw) but it was too late and they were closed up.  I wanted one two days ago, but held off cause I already met the sugar quota for the day.
But today!  Perfect - I'll go to Sonic, get a slush and find something else of substance to eat. 
Except as soon as I pulled into the parking lot, the old stand-by, Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper floats into my head.  Sonic is the reason the DP corp started canning their own version of the stuff.  And last weekend I went to Sonic fo…

I Always

Forget that I have a hot tub in my complex.
Fifteen minutes in that is life-changing, I tell ya.
Ready for sleeeeeeep.....

Musical Monday

I really can't help it that I love Kelly Clarkson.
She's had some good tracks over the years, but I've never purchased an album until now.  And the nice thing about preordering on iTunes and having a 3-hour time difference with the east coast means I got to download it at 830pm on Monday.  Granted I've been listening to a free stream all week, so I know all the songs, but I'm glad to have them in my hands so I can take them everywhere.  You can bet I'll be singing loudly on the drive to work tomorrow.


Musical Monday

This week I've been in love with The Weepies.  Not super new, but very good.