Table for uno, por favor.

The rest of the world knows all about internet cafes. As a person whose travels are more likely to take her to Indianapolis than Istanbul, they�re new to me. But as an alleged student of new media, I figure I�d better learn about them. So here I am, on Avenido de 9 de Julio (I think), blogging at 45 degrees south.

This won�t be a long item. I�m using a Spanish-language keyboard, and I can�t figure out where my favorite keys are. The apostrophe has been moved, so, few contractions.

Having a wonderful time! Wish you were here! BA is lovely and hot, full of handsome people and enormous steak dinners that sell for around $4 American. Otherwise, we�re seeing the city (Evita�s tomb yesterday, “Carmen” at Teatro Colon last night) and falling under its spell, if that isn�t too cheesy a way to put it. Tonight, tango.

And I must pay my cafe bill and meet my party. More later.

Posted at 8:06 am in Uncategorized |

7 responses to “Table for uno, por favor.”

  1. jcb said on December 12, 2003 at 8:30 am

    For those of you who don’t have the secret Nancy Nall decoder ring:

    BA = Buenos Aires

    AA = Ann Arbor

    FW = Fort Wayne

    The Fort = FW

    CO = Clumps, Ahia

    Clumps, Ahia = Columbus, Ohio

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  2. alex said on December 12, 2003 at 10:49 am

    My sharp proofreader’s eye caught this omission, JC:

    Pffft = kaput

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  3. tso said on December 12, 2003 at 3:38 pm

    I hear it’s a good time to be in Buenos Aires since the Southern Hempishere gets the seasons backwards.

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  4. alex said on December 12, 2003 at 6:29 pm

    Teatro Colon… hmmm, I seem to recall both Katie Couric and Ronald Reagan performing there once. Sort of a “Deep Inside Annie Sprinkle” that even your children could watch.

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  5. jones said on December 12, 2003 at 11:00 pm

    You got Matts email about the sights and sites of BA, right? (If you cant have apostrophes, neither will I.)

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  6. Melissa said on December 13, 2003 at 3:11 pm

    I’m envious. What a wonderful adventure.

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  7. Pam said on December 14, 2003 at 7:28 pm

    My first internet cafe experience was in Ireland. We made use of an actual cafe style place as well as a coin operated one placed phone booth style in a shopping mall. They were pretty reasonably priced and very convenient. We also tried one in a bar but it was out of order. That wasn’t surprising. The world got really small then. The internet cafe was easier to use than figuring out how to dial a voice call home. Glad you’re having a great time, missing the snow.

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