I am so very excited for our trip to NY! I'm starting to make plans and am sooooo excited to see all my friends and family. This is the longest I've ever been away. I'm also very excited to visit our friend, Claudia, who recently arrived in Ecuador as a Peace Corps volunteer and is staying in Cayambe, a city not too far north of Quito. And Tuesday we are going to the hot springs in Papallacta for our anniversary and then Saturday to Puerto Lopez (we think) for some whale watching and beach scrabble. Not a bad life, eh?
A little piggy clip and booby card I made recently:
Also...Are you familiar with the director, Wong Kar-Wai? If not, you should be! Chunking Express (right) has long been one of my favorite movies, but for some reason I never thought to check out any of his other films until Friday when we saw Fallen Angels (below) at the local indie cinema. I loved this one too! Such a great combination of sketchy underworld sexy and silly hilariousness! It is amazing how Wong creates characters whom partake in such sleazy business yet are so lovable at the same time. One character breaks into stores at night and then forces people to be his customer. Sounds horrible, but it is actually quite funny and charming, especially when he gives a future ham a back massage or forces one guy to eat tons of ice cream cones from his abducted ice cream truck. Not only can you empathize with them, but you even want to bring them home to meet your mom.