Thursday, January 7, 2010

Movies Under the Stars

If you are going to be around Buenos Aires between the 21st of January and the 16th of March then this might be an option for you.

Konex will be hosting movies in the outdoors. They will supply the drinks and the stars and maybe some chairs. I saw some pictures where there was a lot of people sitting on the floor.

I would call and ask if you can bring your own lawn chair unless you don't mind sitting on concrete for a couple of hours.

Read all about it at their blog called Cine con Estrellas.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Can Your Phone Do This?

I just bumped into this site this morning and I immediately wanted this thing. How cool is this?

Augmented reality, flying a drone with video camera wireless from your iPhone or iPod Touch!

You can watch the video yourself and visit the site to get more info.

Just one note, while looking at this site I got an error message saying that they are over capacity. This thing is so cool I don't doubt that this will happen so be patient, bookmark the site and visit later if you can't see it. Meanwhile, the videos should work.

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Years at Sugar & Spice

This year, instead of just handing everyone a present and sitting through lunch just to see everyone try to leave as soon as possible, I thought we would play a game.

A friend of mine had told me of this game that his very large family would play at Christmas. The game involves everyone getting a number to determine the order they would follow picking gifts.

The first person basically has no choice and just picks from the bunch of unopened gifts.

The second person then has a choice of either taking away the first person's gift or opening up an unopened gift. The person who gets their gift taken away just gets to open another unopened gift.

My wife thought that they would be too timid to take gifts away and it certainly was looking that way until I was picked and started the stealing; after that, some people started to get into the hang of it and one gift in particular was targeted as the gift to steal.

Also, this time, we let the kids organize lunch, while I organized the game and the champagne, and my wife organized the gifts.

Every year we face more and different challenges. We have never had a holiday season similar to past ones. Quite honestly, we were surprised by the very large demand we had this holiday season. It just came at once and did not let up. We even had people show up at the store during the lunch and Jessica had to go and work the store during the lunch. Next time we will just close early.

So I thought that you would like to see some of the people that make the magic possible at Sugar & Spice. These are the faces behind the wonderful cookies, brownies, pound cakes and our much sought after pan dulce. These kids will be the first ones to tell you that we make the absolute best and yummiest goodies in Argentina and you just can't help but believe them when they tell you.

I am so proud of them.