Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Public Speaking

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

A CoupleThings, Up Up Down Down Select Start

First, the local paper here in Santiago ran this front page a day ago:


Now, being that learning a language well enough to survive day to day is quite different from learning the nuances and cultural undertones of that language, I had to ask around to see if this claim was as it seemed. Perhaps 'Dios' has some kind of Dominican sub-meaning. Surely right? I asked three peace corp volunteers and the Dominican that came to fix my electricity. They all said the same thing. And thus the headline was what I first thought:

Apparently the Spurs have no chance.
Secondly, I decided last night, that after two years of living completely without TV and largely without anything other than books to occupy my free time I want one of these guys when I return to the States:

I don't consider it a reward really. I mean after all, why should you be rewarded for something as naturally rewarding as reading?

But the thing is, I don't want to pay a dime for it. Seriously. I'm looking for a free PS3. My parameters are as follows:
  • I cannot pay more than fifty dollars for it. I know I said 'not a dime', but let's not be silly. As my wife says "at that price we'd lose money not to buy it!"
  • It cannot be a gift. I know you were all jumping at the chance.
  • It cannot be a won in a contest. I hate contests.
  • When said PS3 is attained a massive Guitar Hero party will thrown in my honor by me.

Okay folks. I need ideas.