Project Dissertation

I moved to this fabulous city three years ago mainly to; be near an airport for travel, be able to not trade my stilletos for trainers, and to finish my doctoral studies in four years. Yes, that pretty much sums up my priorities at 30. So now I am ABD with nine months to go and San Francisco is no easy city to ignore. Although, I would argue that each experience that deters my academic writing is really just needed inspiration. Welcome and I hope you enjoy...

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Bilingual, Bicultural, and Dual Citizen. J School B.A., M.A. in High Incidence Disabilities, & ABD in Education.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Ladeira

"a very steep road or path"

At some point you reach the valley and it is just a stroll...

Started the week walking to the new Bi-Rite Creamery across from Dolores Park, we walked in the sun enjoying the day. Was told at the guitar center I could make any guy look like a rock star and had to laugh: They obviously have never lived in LA.

Celebrated a friends doctoral degree at a private reception, with her friends the local music greats sharing their beautiful music. Sipped champagne, wearing the crimson rebozo hand knit by my tia abuela, along with the perfect black dress my mom somehow magically always seems to find for me.

Visited with many friends families, over a mural walk, pulled pork (yes, I am a vegetarian they had a beautiful salad too!)and finally homemade pie and fresh tea. Did I mention that was all in one day?

Crashed a midweek bonfire, made dinner with good friends, and planned my trip home.

Ran into a former student walking home from dinner. The next day another in front of the Bi-Rite creamery once again, this time with my students. Invited them both to graduation.

Got called to join a grass roots alliance for psycho/educational reform. Met a few deadlines. Made it to volunteer.

Had a great tempeh lunch, and was presented with a ticket to the Manu Chao concert next week! I saw a hippy at the yoga studio, rare but real. Summer of Love was 40 years ago this summer, read all about it in the Chronicle.

My guess is I may just metamorphis into a Cha Cha+Hippie= HipCha :) Y vos que sos?

o minha maconha
minha torcida
minha querida
minha galera

o minha cachoeira
minha menina
minha flamenga
minha capoeira

o minha mi nina
minha querida
minha Valeria...

o minha maloca
minha larica
minha cacha├ža
minha cadeia

minha vagabunda
o minha vida
minha membembe
minha ladeira

o minha menina
minha querida
minha Valeria

o minha torcida
minha flamenga
minha cadeia

o minha maconha
minha torcida
minha querida
minha galera

minha vagabunda
minha mambembe
minha beleza
minha capoeira
o minha menina
minha querida
minha Valeria...
minha torcida
minha flamenga
minha cadeia
o minha maconha
minha torcida
minha querida
minha galera...

Minha Galera by Manu Chao

2 Comments:

Blogger Xolo said...

Old Fart+Intellectual+Mexican = Mexifartelectual

8:27 AM  
Blogger Lorena said...

mexifartelectual- thank you for the link :)

9:18 PM  

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