Wednesday, August 02, 2006
dispatch from madison
(images from one of Sal's Shih Tzu magazines)
I am in Madison. The name Salvador, it turns out, translates alternatively as "savior" or "picks Jeremy up late from the airport." Madison's airport has been recently renovated with a Frank Lloyd Wright theme, and I have to say that, given the extra opportunity to tour the airport facilities and grounds, however, I do have to say I think the airport people deserve props (pun! ha!) for doing such a stylish job.
I am staying at Sal and Julieta's. The name Jeremy, it turns out, translates alternatively as "the kind of chowderhead who will call you out on his blog after he e-mails you last-minute asking to stay at your place" and "he'll also ask to borrow clothes from you after he shows up later at your door having inexplicably left his carry-on at the office and says he's too tired to go back."
Last time I was saying here, Julieta was in Mexico and the two Shih Tzu's were in Michigan. I'm sitting here playing with the Shih Tzus now. Shih Tzu, it turns out, translates alternatives as "pricey to keep professionally groomed" and "really freaking entertaining little things to have running around." I've thought maybe I could benefit from the structure and responsibility of having something to care for, although before I was thinking more along the lines of getting a plant or adopting a child. But maybe a pair of Shih Tzus is the way to go instead.