Saturday, December 11, 2010

Well, not exactly & Reverb10 Day 9

This week was better than last week. The co-worker with the ill-planned medical procedure is doing better and has returned to pull her load. My other co-worker can't let it go and told the other woman maybe she should take a leave of absence if this is going to be an ongoing thing. This kind of unsportmanship behavior really gets to me. I have a job. I go to work everyday with the intent to do my best - whatever the situation  or case may be. That doesn't mean I might not get pissed if I feel taken advantage of, but I will do my work and be darned cheery about it (while I'm there).

Anyway, on to Reverb10, Day 9 (yes, I'm behind but I'm working on it)

December 9 – Party 

Prompt: Party. What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans. (Author: Shauna Reid)

Well, sad to say, there weren't any parties in 2010 that I had the pleasure of attending. So, I'm stretching the definition of party to "gathering" and going with my trip to Albuquerque in September. The first night we were there, we attended a meet-n-greet with other independent school faculty and staff at El Pinto Restaurant. The purpose of the trip was to see the host school and sit in on a planning meeting for an upcoming arts festival. I was excited just to be in New Mexico and it was fun to be there with a lot of people I knew from Houston and from past arts festivals. Our group was outside and the weather was fantastic. The tables were festive and the Margarita's were perfect. I got my first taste of New Mexican food and it's nothing like TexMex. They use green and red chili's but they are not the same green chili's we have here in Texas. You can learn more about their peppers here - if you're interested. Apparently, chili's are great for your diet, too. All the more reason to spice things up!

There were some pesky mosquitoes at the restuarant and those suckers were big. I thought Texas cornered the market on those blood-suckers but I was wrong. Ouch. 

The rest of the weekend was spent getting to know Albuquerque. I love that place! I think I mostly love seeing the mountains all around. Oh, and the freeway was a lovely terracotta color with turquoise trim. I didn't get a good picture when I was there (it's hard to take pictures when your driving, go figure) but here is a great shot at Getty Images.

Hope you are having a great weekend. Are you getting in the holiday spirit? I'm working on it :)


  1. I love New Mexico, too!
    And it's really not that far away...
    Although a drive across Texas is a journey all by itself!
    Love that pepper and hat picture, by the way!

  2. Your trip sounds like a blast! I'm another one that loves NM. In fact, Groupon has a fabulous deal for a night at a hacienda outside of Santa Fe that I've been having to sit on my hands to keep from buying!

  3. Fun! I've not been up there .. yet!

    Christmas spirit... kinda hard for me still.. being from the land of ice and snow. The red leaves tell me its fall... the calendar tells me its WINTER! haha

    We don't have much in the way of christmas things up, I should do somehting to make the place a little more festive.

    No family is visiting, and we are not going anywhere, so that makes for a quiet holiday.

  4. I've never been to New Mexico. I would certainly love to sample the food, but not the mosquitoes.

  5. Hope you had a good Christmas and speaking of jobs, I'm at work today. Are you? That one woman sounds pretty interesting. (don't mean that in the best of ways)