Antique Treasures

On my recent trip to Buenos Aires, I visited a vibrant street market that ended at a plaza called San Telmo. The treasures were endless. I only wish I needed a cassette tape wallet because I totally would have bought one:


There were rotary phones every few vendors.


A guy with a coke bottle in his eyeball? Is he using his eyelid to open the bottle? It’s possible.


I’m no antiques expert so these could be fake, but some of these Beatles photographs may have been signed by George.

The area, being the oldest in Buenos Aires, also had some neat architecture. As we walked along the street market we spotted this bookstore, one of the oldest in the city:


And this old school letter drop box on a house:


And the San Pedro Gonzalez Telmo church, one of the oldest in the city:


The Refridgerator Door: My Task Manager

A few years ago I got these huge Postit notes at South by Southwest. They’ve come in handy a number of times, but this my favorite use case so far. We’re mapping out the tasks to prep Thanksgiving dinner and these yellow pads are much more fun to look at then scratch paper on the counter.

When in Buenos Aires

My job takes me to cool places every now and then. When I travel, I don’t always get see a whole lot of the city I’m in. For example, I’ve been in Buenos Aires for 4 days and I have spent my time working with my coworkers and attending a conference. I’ve seen the route from the airport to the hotel and then from the hotel to the conference venue so far. Oh, and a few local Starbucks for wifi usage.

Today, at Interaction South America 2014, I stood (and sat) at a booth, talked to attendees about WordPress (both .com and self-hosted), gave a brief sponsor shpeel to the conference attendees on the main stage, and chatted with local WordPress community folks about local WordCamps and about Spanish translations of WordPress.

On the way back to the hotel from our work today we finally took a moment to head off to see some sights. We saw La Casa Rosada down the street en route back to the hotel and took a brief detour so we could check it out. We made it 5 minutes before they closed so we were able to walk through many of the halls.


Does this count as a selfie?


I love courtyards, especially ones with fountains.


Check out these floors. I was afraid to step on them they’re so amazing.


After the Pink House, we wandered a bit. A few cars were not too happy with our wandering ways.


We have a Florida Street in Albuquerque too :)


So Much Meat

Went out to dinner with some friends in Buenos Aires and this is only a small part of the meat we consumed. Pictured here is kidney, throat??, blood sausage, and intestines. Of course the real names are lovely and delicious sounding.