Friday, September 14, 2012

A thing that I ate

A traditional Chilean dessert/drink is called mote con huesillo, and I tried it on Monday at the work party.  Here's a picture of what it looks like:

It's a dried peach in some sort of sweet liquid with wheat things.  It's really weird, but everyone is really into it.  I tried it and tried to like it, but the peach looked like a brain and the taste wasn't that good.  Tonight I also tried chirimoya, which is a fruit, with similar results.  Here's a picture of a chirimoya, outside and inside:

And now, early-ish to bed because I'm exhausted after a long week of sort of work.  Buenas noches!

New post up on our other blog

If you're interested, I just put a new post up on our other blog (  And yes, I'm blogging from work.  This week is sort of weird because it's right before a 5 day weekend for the Fiestas Patrias that are next week, so people aren't entirely here mentally (they're already on their out of town vacations :) ).  So moral of the story is that it's not that busy right now and I'm still getting settled anyway.  Keep checking the other blog for more updates!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Embarrassing injuries

I've had my share of embarrassing injuries.  The latest in this saga is that I think I pulled a muscle in my arm by shaking nail polish.  It really hurts.  Last month, I cut my knee by kneeling onto my fingernails while trying to get under the covers in bed.  So in total, I've gotten an injury by nail polish and a bed.  Not my proudest moments, nor injuries where you get a good story to tell afterwards.  ("Oh yeah, that gash on my face?  I was landing a flip on my snowboard and went through a tree.  No big deal.  Afterwards, I took myself to get stitches on my motorcycle.  What happened to you?"  "I was shaking some nail polish... really hard?")

Anyway, we're getting pretty close to packed for the trip.  This will be Caroline in another Spanish-speaking country: Chile rather than Spain.  We're going to be mostly posting on our other blog, The Adventures of Sam and Caroline.  I haven't decided if I'll keep posting on here much, but definitely check out our other blog, which we're planning to update regularly!

Here's my desk right before I completely dismantled all of my decorations.  I'm going to miss it!  And my job and my coworkers and Cambridge and so many things!  But we're going to have awesome adventures and I am extremely excited about what we have coming up.

And here's the packing process:

It's a messy and complicated endeavor.  But those piles are now (mostly) packed into our suitcases, and we leave on Thursday night!  Chile here we come!