Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Puta Power!

While Spitzer begins to looks for new hobbies, let me take a moment to recommend a great move about whores or as they are known in Spanish as “putas.”

The Railroad All-Stars (Estrellas de La Línea), a documentary released in 2006, takes place along “La Linea” a crime-filled part of Guatemala City along the railroad tracks where the destitute hookers earn a couple dollars per act. With the $$$ that Elliot spends on putas, he could have had all of the Guatemalan hookers he wanted. None of this $5,000 for an hour. Anyway, the putas form a soccer team to raise awareness and equality for all putas. After they got kicked out of soccer league after people found out their profession, they took to the road challenging teams throughout the country and actually played pretty well. It’s a sincere portrayal of their lives, at times sad and at times funny. Especially funny when the grandma puta’s (since retired) glass eye falls out.

And yes, it has English subtitles for my friends and family who don’t speak Spanish.

Here are some definitions I looked up as I wrote this post:

1. a woman who engages in promiscuous sexual intercourse, usually for money; prostitute; harlot; strumpet.
–verb (used without object)

–noun 1. a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money; whore; harlot.
2. a man who engages in sexual acts for money.
3. a person who willingly uses his or her talent or ability in a base and unworthy way, usually for money.
–verb (used with object)

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Forget Barak, Hillary and McCain

The race for the White House is heating up here in neighborhood…wait did I say the White House? Oops… I mean the Presidential Palace…the one in the Dominican Republic. Yes, flags are flying, people are passing out leaflets and one of the candidates has set up in office on my block! Yup, current president Leonel Fernández of the Dominican Liberation Party has an office two buildings away. You know where he grew up? Yes, New York City.

You gotta love the Heights… Election Day is coming up on May 16th!

Saturday, March 8, 2008


It’s raining a lot today and pretty hard at times. I’ve cleaned the entire apartment and catching up on some reading. I’m in the living room with the window open a bit and everytime it starts to rain again, you hear people yelling as they try to escape it. Good day to stay inside.
In a few months, the Central Park Dance Skaters will start up again...some Saturday fun and as you can see in the pic from last summer, skates are not required. I was walking by, but couldn't resist the urge to jump in and join them. Give them a call at 212-777-3232.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Tamale Tuesday

As many people know, I love a good tamale. Last week I told a few friends at work that I would be hosting a “Tamale Tuesday” and bring in homemade tamales from the tamale lady for a $1 a piece. I was honored with an aware at a staff meeting last week and a similar event that I created (Taco Tuesday) was mentioned so I took the opportunity to invite the entire office to today’s Tamale Tuesday. I worked from home in the morning and then picked up a special order of 40 tamales from the tamale lady's apartment. I expected to only go through 10-15, but went through over 30! I sold them at cost for a $1 because the whole purpose of the event was to get people out of their offices and spend a few minutes socializing. The tamale interest is there, now we just have to work on the socializing. It’s tough in corporate America, but I’ll keep trying.
Note: This is not a picture from the Midtown office, but actually from someone in Texas.