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Celebrating, Argentina-style

Tuesday is the 200th anniversary of Argentina's independence. (Yay for all the retrospectives that are sure to come. I love that stuff.) The country is currently smothered in white and sky blue flags, ribbons, banners and puffy, flowery things, and...
by mama in macondo on May 22, 2010

Feeling lusty in Argentina?

Lust, in Argentina, has a whole institution dedicated to it. The telo. It is both a rite of passage and a part of the landscape. Telos are 'transitory hotels', paid for in two hour blocks, or three, or one and-a-half, depending. They are not sleazy...
by mama in macondo on May 17, 2010

Happy news in the struggle for same-sex marriage in Argentina

So there I was, well into a way too long-winded description of my 4-year-old Monster's sometimes elusive happiness, when my day kind of fell apart. I just can't write about happiness today. Let's just say that I would be forcing it. I'm fine. I'll b...
by mama in macondo on May 13, 2010

8 more random things you might not know about Argentina

More of the low-down on Argentina that does not include all the usual tango, maté, soccer, gaucho, asado, plastic surgery, blah blah blah. See the previous list here. 1) The portion of a woman's bum that is covered by 'normal' underwear is total...
by mama in macondo on May 6, 2010

6 random things you might not already know about Argentina

I have not done the research to figure out if these are unique to Argentina, or if some or all are common in other parts of Latin America. Probably. Anyways, here goes a list that will not include all the usual tango, maté, soccer, gaucho, asado, p...
by mama in macondo on Mar 5, 2010

remind me, what are we doing here?

I just discovered this awesome blog, and I am eating it up. She is smart and funny, and she has eased a whole whack of my mama anxiety with her writing about ambivalence and motherhood.  All things I wish that I had read before I put together th...
by mama in macondo on Dec 2, 2009

remind me, what are we doing here?

I just discovered this awesome blog, and I am eating it up. She is smart and funny, and she has eased a whole whack of my mama anxiety with her writing about ambivalence and motherhood.  All things I wish that I had read before I put together th...
by mama in macondo on Dec 2, 2009


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