Volcanic Ash and Tango Class

Trip Start Jul 12, 2011
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Trip End Dec 19, 2011


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Flag of Argentina  , Capital Federal District,
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Several days ago I had opened up Paul's apartment (my friend here who's renting me a room) to cook a hamburger, and I noticed that the table looked a little dusty. That was weird, because Paul usually keeps things pretty tidy around the house, but I didn't pay much attention to it.

About 30 minutes later, Paul got home from work and said, "Hey - I think that the ash from the volcano is covering everything outside!" When I looked at the kitchen table again, I noticed that there was a clean square on the table where my computer had sat for just a few minutes before I moved it shortly before Paul arrived. It was, indeed, volcanic ash on the kitchen table.

It was so fine that it looked exactly like dust. Paul ended up mopping the whole ground floor of the apartment, and we shut all the windows again to keep more ash from getting in. Thanks Puyehue - or, on second thought, no thanks for dusting the whole apartment! Anyway, this was definitely a first for me! We don't deal with volcanic ash that often in Georgia (or North Carolina).

Things did, however, turn to ash in my personal relationships. I'm once again single (have been for a few days now). As a result, I didn't post for a few days.

In other news, I've started taking tango classes 4 days a week at the Academia Nacional de Tango at the Piedras stop on the Linea A. After taking 4 classes, I can now do this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pyi5ZF-P94

I'm still a bit stiff in the transitions, but after only 4 classes this was great. I'm looking forward to when I can get the technique down better so that I can transition more smoothly. The folks at ISEDET have started calling me the "milonguero" - it means "a guy who dances at milongas [public tango dances]."

Hasta luego,
-Will




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