How to Control People

Every once in a while, it’s good to go through the “My Documents” folder on your computer and just clean it out… you’d be amazed at how much cruft accumulates in there over time. I was doing that tonight, and I found a folder called, simply, “j.” I don’t remember where it came from, but in it I found a few very funny images that I must have saved from somewhere a long time ago. All of them have to do with the fundamental differences between men and women.

No, not THOSE kind of pictures.

Here’s one that shows how to control men, vs. how to control women:

Human control panels

No wonder women figure us men out so much faster than we can figure them out!

Oh, and the wedding is one week away! I’m excited.

Really.

¡Felliz diesiochera!

Today is the Chilean Independance day! How I wish I could go back for the festivities. Good food and great friends.

5 years ago I spent this day in the community of San Miguel of Santiago. Here is a picture of that day at a church party, one of 6 ladies dressed to dance the cueca – traditional chilean dance (my favorite one was called Me Voy), and yours truly dressed in traditional goucha wear.

Diesiochera 2001 Cueca Dancers Marcia dressed as a goucha

The official wedding invitation picture

Jacob and Marcia's wedding invitation pictureI’m very proud of us the last few days. We’ve actually managed to make decisions. We have a menu for the reception. We decided on decorations (which will nicely reflect the colors that she..er…we picked, even though I still can’t identify the exact shade of blue that is the key color of our wedding).

Perhaps most amazingly, however, we actually picked a wedding invitation picture! While the one in the invitation will be black and white, here’s the color version.

One of the things I like best about this picture is how it brings out the red highlights in Marcia’s hair.