Almost eight years! This blog has been real, it’s been fun … and yet after a certain point, not real fun. When your fascination runs out of steam, when there’s no more juice flowing, it’s not time to mourn, but to move on. My Day in Uruguay Some funny stuff,some pretty pics,some oddities. Thanks for your attention! Reviewing the stats, I found 1,218 posts listed, but only 1,217 published. Aha! The digging dog 26 February 2018. This is from a month or so ago. Kiya,…Continue Reading “It’s time”

Since it’s been a while, I’ll give you a little cheatsheet: review the various Uruguayan handwriting numeric reversals and inversions. Now, quickly, read this: Did you immediately say, Thursday, August 29th at 10 AM? Of course you did – congratulations!

The antique Commer truck. September 2012: December 2012: December 2014 – mistakenly thought to be a different one: January 2016: and yet again, parked at the zoo: Alas, on a dreary day in 2019, that sad truck that appears to have finally reached the end of the line: Interesting to reflect that this truck was built the year I was born. Happy to report I’m holding up better….

It’s been a long time since I introduced the subject of electrical outlets in Uruguay. A visit to the hospital reminded me of their wonderful weirdness here. Shuko is common in Europe; “Inclinado” the standard in neighboring Argentina, and “Tres en linea,” my favorite, apparently the standard in Uruguay. But when your whole country is 3-1/2 million people, who – meaning people manufacturing electrical appliances for worldwide sales – particularly cares? And of course, if you’re installing signs in Uruguay, who particularly cares that you…Continue Reading “Enchufar redux”

Not long ago, spam filters fingered a questionable blog comment, leaving me the decision rather than deleting it outright. Indeed, in the best tradition of junk mail, it was useless (promoting “health products” I think). However, what caught my attention was the blog title: The Elementary School Experience in Uruguay. What could I have written about that? Nothing, it turns out: linked to the then-latest blog post of an enthusiastic couple who had moved to Uruguay from California with their young children… …which ended up…Continue Reading “Feu de paille”