I'm long back from volunteering. I just worked there for three days-- it
felt good to help, and it feels good to be back.
As part of a big server move this week, I set up a new photo gallery
and uploaded many never-before-seen pictures. Take a look: http://www.existencia.org/pics. My captions were lost, so ask if you want to know more about any of them.
Also, I'm now on Twitter. It's sort of what I've been looking for-- a personal zephyr class. Follow me: jrising.
Brazilians go crazy for football (soccer). A game in person is supposed to be out-of-the-ball-park intense, but I get a flavor from my apartment: Half the city dresses up and they drive by my apartment building beeping and shouting and thumping their cars with flags and jerseys flying out the windows. And that was before the game. The noise is even worse afterwords. There were so many fireworks today, it sounded like Las Fallas. And every team has songs, all of which go something like...
Oh the team from here is all my lowly life,
And to them, I'd even prostitute my wife.
They wear two or three great hues, their special honour
and to earn their just nickname, The Multi-Color.
The first symbolizes skill at winning and boozing,
the second color: drinking beer and not-losing.
When they win, the sun shines bright and joy overflows,
And they always win, but when they lose, it really blows.
Is it already mid-December?