Monday, 20 September 2010

Dieciocho. Over. My Waistline Says Thank God.


Just a quick post to say I hope everyone had an enjoyable 18th. This was my fifth dieciocho and the most entertaining so far (I actually don't usually like this date, too many people, too many drunk drivers, no personal interest in the significance of it all).

But I didn't actually really partake in any specific 18th festivities this year. I didn't attend the parade in Santa Cruz like last year, even though it was really fun. I just spent the entire weekend drinking and eating absurd amounts of food over at various friends' houses in Santa Cruz and Poblacion.

Some photos from the 18th itself (I didn't take my camera to the 17th or 19th's asados). And I feigned illness to not have to go to today's...I seriously ate and drank too much this weekend and just couldn't take any more.

I'm at the shady end of the table...


Speeches were made:


Hats were worn...



Posing was mandatory...


Silly photos were taken...


It was a beautiful day and the late afternoon light was gorgeous...




And we somehow made the social pages of El Mercurio. Hilarious. Not so much for Grant, as he will now forever be known as 'Granet'. And yes, El Mercurio miente. I ate a lot this weekend, but I swear I'm not that chunky...

Hope everyone else had as much fun and frolics as I did.