Saturday, October 25, 2008

Church Party

Just returned from a church party, they are celebrating 30 years as a
church at their new location. It was pretty neat as they had opened a
time capsule that was 50 years old, it contained items from the era as
expected. Today the church put out a display showing how the church had
changed throughout the century as it goes back to 1892 but joined with
another church in 1976, the new building was dedicated in 1978.

On display was toys through the era, to include a 77 year old teddy
bear. The lady who owned it told me a fascinating story about it, from
the time her grandmother gave it to her when she was 2 to the time
American Airlines had lost the suitcase it was in on a flight to the USA
(Her second since being in Montevideo) but turned up the day she was

All in all it was a good time. I cheated on the way up taking a taxi to
my bus stop, but on the way back took the connecting bus. It was funny
as at one of the bus stops two girls from church got on the bus,
although I had left before them, they had caught a ride to the bus stop
from someone at church.

The Ramone's

I was talking to somebody at the Halloween party about how someone
looked like Joey Ramone of the retro punk rock group the Ramones. So
this guy says, I saw them last week. I thought he was joking. I said
there was only two surviving members and he said that the lead guitarist
said that he and the drummer were the only original Ramones, the other
two members of the band weren't. Apparently he just stumbled upon
someone selling tickets outside of a small venue for 150 pesos,
discounted from 400 pesos as the show didn't sell out. The Ramones
opened for some Argentine and Uruguayan bands. Incredible. I wish that
I knew they were in concert here as it would have been so cool to see them.

Halloween Party

Went to a Halloween party last night, but it was nothing like last
years. Not sure where the pizazz went but it was gone. I left at 2130,
some people were arriving as I was leaving but apparently nobody else.

There are picture of me at last years Halloween party on my Facebook
profile, but I'm going to make you look for it!