- The statue to the street dog. There are a bunch around here (though aparently less than before, as my friend pointed out there isn't as much dog poop all over the place). Someone took red paint to the statue and it's now bleeding all over the place. Very macabre.
- The stall selling random books at the university here. There was a book on fuel injection right next to a gilded bible, right next to a book on how to tell your kids about sex. Awesome.
- There are archaeology magazines for sale at the check-out at the grocery store. Love it!
- Driving. OMG. I've mentioned this before, but holy crap. I don't know how there aren't more wrecks. It's like crazy-taxi all the time.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
So, I finally made it down here. Ostensibly, to pick up some samples, but also to help out a colleague and friend, and do the tourist thing. It's an amazing city and I'm glad I'm here for a while. As an anthropologist, I love just watching people and noting all the craziness, or at least differences I see around here. There will always be similarities between the states and here, as they're related, but there's a definite Mexican spin on things here. So far, my favorite things I've seen: