Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday morning hubby went to raise some hell at Telmex. Hubby really is a softy so I'm sure it went something like this "Excuse me Sr, but I need to speak with someone to get my lines fixed, NOW, please". Woooow...scarry hubbs!!! Mr. Jose the manager advised hubby that they will do what they can....today.
Hubby and I had to head to our suegros place to use their internet. Without this, hubby doesn't work. Without work, we have no money. Without money, well you get it!!!Hubby had specifically asked Jose the manager to call us if someone was coming to the house. We didn't recieve a call all day, and weren't expecting much. Well, to our surprise when we came home around 5:30 that afternoon we saw a note left on our gate from Telmex. The note didn't say anything, not at what time they came, not at what time or day they'd be back. Nada. Hubby was not impressed as he had specifically asked them to call, and they didn't. SHOCKER!
Okay, well I'm going to have to take some of this smack talk back in a few minutes.... Later that evening we were heading for dinner. We do have an ADT alarm for our house, and we wanted to check it. Some reason we ended up picking up our telephone line, and voila, there it was. We had a signal people. We quickly checked the internet. Voila. Internet, then TV!!!!
Somehow that day Mr. Jose was able to fix everything without stepping a foot into our house, and/or yard? I have noooo clue how, but I don't care. Telmex came through, and in a BIG way.
Nonetheless, we are having Cablemas come today. We are still keeping our services with Telmex (for hubbys work), but we are also going to pay a little bit extra to have Cablemas as our back-up. Afterall, when it comes to businesss (or other things), you don't want to put all your eggs into one basket.
Okay, well I'm off for a workout and some Spanish lessons!!!! Chat soon amigos/as!!!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Telmex has been horrible to deal with as usual. We have gone in a few times, we have called their customer service department a few times to report our issues. Every person we speak with tells us another story, and gives us another number to call. Also, each person promises to have someone at our house "today". Well it's been 3 days of waiting, and nada. I have nooooooo idea how long this is going to last for.
How can the richest man in the world be proud of a company that SUCKS so bad. Or maybe that is WHY he's the richest man in the world - monopoly.
It may be a few days before my next post. I'm at my Suegro's right now trying to catch up a bit!!! Soooo sorry to those that I do not email back, but I will get to them!!!!
Why am I paying for 3 services that are not working? This problem has been continuous, and so far Telmex just doesn't care. Grrr....... sooooo frustrating.
Until next time amigos!!!!!!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I'll let you all know how long these bad boys stay on for.....
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Well, it seems as though most of my blogging friends have done a great job writing about the 200th Anniversary of Mexico's Independence. I leave the writing to them as I am not very gifted in the subject matter. Also, since I am a tad technically challenged I also leave the videos for youtube. I wanted everyone who wasn't able to see the famous "El Grito" to have a chance to view it now. It is something spectacular, and nothing I can see Stephen Harper doing!!!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
My brother who is visiting Cancun for only his second time asked me "what about those crazy sandwiches, tycoz"? I couldn't believe he remembered as he hasn't been to Cancun in 8 years!!!
Well, it was Monday Night Football, and in our house that means all eyes glued to the TV. I already had it in my mind that there wasn't going to be any way I'd be cooking up a storm. Perfect, Tycoz it was!!!
The football games were okay, but the sandwiches were fantastic! We always order the Baguette de Pechuge de Pollo. Don't think Subway, think gourmet sandwich. These are thick slices of roasted chicken breast, some kind of magic garlic butter sauce, tomatoes, and cheese, all toasted into deliciousness. Hahaha. We usually add the jalapenos, and chipotle, but it's not for everyone. I think it's about $50 pesos or so, and that is for an entire baguette.
Do you have a Tycoz or anything similar in your city??
Monday, September 13, 2010
I was really getting sick of being a blonde. I've been a blonde for basically 29 years. Sure I've tried other colours, but they are always disastrous. Heck, when I was 17 my friend and I went from blonde to black. Literally. I remember my pillow turning purple for a week, and the bottom of my shower looked as though food colouring was being used for 2 weeks. Needless to say black did not suit this chica so back to blonde it was.
The trouble with blonde in Cancun is the hi-lites I have added turn white from the sun, and my roots look so dark next to them. So I really wanted something a bit more "natural". Who knows what that is anymore, but anything that is less maintenance sounds good to me.
I go to a salon here in Cancun called Adrian Pereyra Salon. Adrian is the owner, from Argentina and has been here for years. He is fantastic. I have many friends who see him. I actually see his nephew Damien who is the sweetest guy ever, and definitely a prankster. More importantly he is phenomenal, and truly loves his job. He does a great job colouring and styling. Not to keen about his cuts as he is a little too scissor happy for me, but I'll put up with it as hair grows back, and his colouring technique is top notch. However, the best part??? He throws in hair treatments for FREE if he likes you. So I usually get a $500 peso shine treatment, or a $800 peso humidity treatment...for FREE!!!! I feel kinda bad for some of my friends who don't get it, and like I said earlier he is not crushing on me so hubby has nada to worry about. Jajajaaja.
Anyways, for a cut, colour, hi-lites and style my tab is usually running around the $1200 peso mark. Th s less than $120 usd, and he doesn't accept tips!!! I try, but he won't take it. He loves his job. Did I mention the free treatments he throws in??!!! Yay for me!! Yay for free!!
So I took a few photos as I thought it would be funny. Everyone be kind...I know I am not the only one who looks like a roll of saran wrap at the salon!!!
For those interested Adrian Pereyra salon is located on Avenida Labna, and Calle Antilope 998-892-4840.
Friday, September 10, 2010
This morning I thought of the perfect thing to help beat the heat : Jugo de Piña. My husband´s family really enjoy making fresh juices almost daily, and I´ve learnt a little bit from them. Back home if it didn´t come from the market, I didn´t drink it. Here I have learnt just how simple it can be, and what a health benefit fresh juices can be.
The recipe I used today is from a food blogger named Laylita, and boy oh boy is it delicious!!
1 Pineapple peeled, cored, and cut into medium sized chunks
6 cups of water
Juice from 1 fresh lime
Sugar to taste (optional)
Working in batches place the pineapple chunks with the water, sugar and lime juice in the blender, and blend well. Strain the juice and serve with ice.
Okay, well I´m off to enjoy the sun as I lost any colour I did have while in Canada the past few weeks!!!
***Recipe courtesy of fellow blogger : Laylita at http://laylita.com and photo courtesy of google image ***
Monday, September 6, 2010
I guess I could have much larger things to complain about then having too many friends, and family that want to see me!!! I think with this trip home I truly realized what I meant to so many people. I dont' mean that in the "oh I'm so popular" kind of way. I mean it in the WOW thank you for caring enough to take time to want to see me kinda way.
This weekend my mom., step-dad, brother and his friend decided to head up to Canmore, Alberta. Spend some time in the beautiful Canadian Rockies!!! My parents have a place out there, and it would have been a shame if we didn't take advantage and head out. It's roughly 45 minutes drive from their front door!!
We have had a great time together walking around the town, shopping, cooking, and drinking some great bottles of wine. Its hard to believe that in less than 72 hours I will be back home in Cancun, and not a mountain in sight. I think Canmore is one of the places I miss the most to be honest. We always have such a wonderful time when we come, and it's so relaxing.
As I post this I am sitting on their couch next to their stone fireplace, staring out the huge bay windows with a view of the snow capped Rocky Mountains..... What better way to end my trip!