5/21/12

Helloooo? Amember me? I'm back! You guys, I got the flu and bad. It's from kissing all those ga!damned frreners. They're really serious about the kiss greeting down south. Don't matter if you are delirious with fever, you gotta give kisses. If one of us is sick, we must all be, the end. So I've been sleeping for the last 4 days. Somehow within that time, though, I managed to shuffle on an off some planes and got my ass back to Chicago. And I brought theeeeeeeengs!!
I'm too sick to figure anything out though, so the pix will be random. Not even sure quite how these got here but here's some gigantic mortars:
And this stuff:

This is some kind of boat.  I should really organize these better, hu? Y'all's idea of Uruguay will be "Well, I know there's some kind of boat under some luggage there somewhere."
Hold on, let's start over, shall we?
Hi everyone!!!
I really missed you and all your lovely wacky comments and support of my obsessive makeage! Above you see a picture of Piriapolis I randomly grabbed off the web. And I wasn't there.
I was in the capital Montevideo:
Looks like this.And this.
Hell, once a year it even looks like this:
It also often looks and feels like this:But that's not what you wanna see, is it?
 Here's some pen nibs made of fine silver and gold:


You ain't kidding, witty photo comment. But mostly because I'm sick, not because I'm overwhelmed with street market goodness...
Dunno if you can read that above. Or why I found it necessary to write it in the actual picture. Lots of the fun of travel is that sense of WTF you get. Well, that's the stress of it too.
"Most of the time, they hide the sexy black guys." But I was able to capture one for your viewing pleasure.  

What else? The fambilee is all healthy and safe and busy and all's well with the world. Except for me feeling like the distilled extract of morning breath. And that being in fact an improvement over the last few days. Imna go lie back down now.

19 comments:

Jackie said...

Aww, sorry you're not feeling well, BUT WELCOME BACK...we missed you horribly. I came everyday just cause I always do. Nice pics. Now get all better! HUGS! No kissy, I don't wanna get your sickness.

...Jackie xo

Claire Maunsell said...

Welcome, welcome....so glad you're back in almost one piece!
I love the little motorcycle truck, it's just like the rinfreschi truck in Roman Holiday, the one used by the young princess to escape from the palace! Have obviously seen this movie too many times....

Beatnheart said...

oh man oh man...the world paused on its axis while you were away...

I already feel the excitement pulsating through my veins....and man oh man are you ever a cutie pie....

exclamation point...the fuggin flea market just took my breath away...

Sharon Driscoll said...

Welcome Back Global Girl!

What exciting photographs. Uh, I need a passport and traveling money. Wow!

Sorry you are down for the count - get well soon...you're missed.

artistic rejuvenations said...

orly? is that like our southwest oooorrrallaaaee! cause that's what the whole scene exudes. seriously, really. just beautiful and i hope you feel betta quick!:)

Vintajia Adornments said...

Welcome back! the world was a sadder and quieter place without you. Looking forward to a grande fiesta of 'theeng' porn.

stregata said...

Wishing you speedy recovery... coz I can't wait to see all the theeeengs you found...
So glad you are back.

Tribalis said...

Welcome back Marina!
Oh!..this Latin American feeling..so good to me see these images..things that we ONLY see there...

Louise said...

Welcome back Marina! Wonderful wonderful images and stories it makes me want to pack my bags and get myself someplace! What amazing sights and treasures have passed your way! So looking forward to seeing what creations come of this. Rest up and be well!! :)

Louise said...

PS I really missed you horribly too!!

Flotsam Tide said...

Something about breasts and then coils of meat, my brain doesn't know what to do with that visual information. Welcome back fanci! I have missed you so...

Kathy Barrick said...

Me tooooo! I've missed you so much more than is reasonable. Sorry you're sick and hope you feel better quickly. The world is right again with you among us!

Roberta said...

Sorry you are so sick. You were missed though! Suddenly I realized I hadn't seen your blog come through in a while and I too came looking, thinking I missed it somehow! You really do have quite a following! Glad you are back!

betweenreader said...

Oh, at last I can return to my daily Fanci fix. I ben jonesin'. And ready to OD on theengs. Was the pooch as happy to see you as I am? (wiggle wiggle wiggle run in circles pant and slobber)

shibui said...

I missed you. I needed my day fix of fanci

Kimberly said...

Missed you too. Hell, I think we even quit talking to each other while you were gone.
I can see now that we'll have to get a container for some of that big stuff that we're going to collect down in Uruguay too..
I used to have a mortar and pestle collection once upon a time.
Kudos to you being able to put together this complex post on the wings of illness and travel.
Welcome back!

Anvilartifacts said...

Welcome home! These pictures will certainly whet the apetites of clan Touraguay. How fun to see you in theeng aquiring mode. Hoping you feel better really fast. Virtual Thai chicken soup is on it's way. Cure-all for anything that ails ya!

alteredarcheology said...

I can't wait to see how you execute the cold connection that will have to be used to keep your massive telephone focal in place. Welcome back and feel better soon!

Juliette Williams said...

Welcome back! Missed you!!

Saw the Eclipse at Shasta Lake, and slept in a yurt for two days so that kept me busy for a little while.

Hope you are feeling MUCH better. Drooling over those mortars I kid you not.
xoxo Juliette