Paloma and Days 1-5: Oaxaca, Mexico

NOTES TO SELF WHILE TRAVELING ALONE IN OAXACA, MEXICO The good thing about not speaking the language: You can’t talk me into anything because I have no idea what you’re saying. *** La cuenta = the check Hoy = today Voy = I go Ahora = now Bonita = pretty Efectivo = cash Tengo novio…

Limoncello and Skyping with Rose and Dave

On Mother’s Day I Skyped with my parents. Mom: I knew I was bad with the language when you were two, and you were in the bathroom and you couldn’t get a towel to wrap the way you wanted or something. And I heard you say, “Oh, dammit!” Jenny: I did?? Mom: I’m not kidding. At…

Tequila sunrise and the final exchange of stuff

Oh, the exchange of stuff! When I got divorced, I had to make a list of everything we owned and file it with San Francisco Superior Court. As I tend to be concerned with minutiae, I tried to pass everything by my ex-husband, who understandably was having trouble answering such important questions as, “Do you mind if I take the roasting…