Saturday, March 25, 2017

GUMBO this Weekend

That's right folks, Mark is in ANOTHER show! 

This year's "Gumbo" focuses on community through history, domestically, nationally, and globally. Tickets are $5 and proceeds go to funding the ARC theatre department! Working with an amazingly talented cast has been a blast and they can't wait to have you see it if you're in the Sacramento area.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

El Día del Padre

When it's Father's Day in Spain and Enrique's God-daughter adopts you as her God-mother, as well, and surprises you both with gifts and lovely handwritten cards.
#diadelpadre #padrino #madrina#afortunados
Gracias, @elisanicolasdecasas por tu gran amor.

Elisa: Yo si que afortunada. Por haberos conocido y habrá más momentos como el de ayer, y no solo eso, lo que pasa que mi amiga Ángelines y yo somos unas liantas y nunca sabréis nuestras andadas hasta. Descubrir la sorpresa. Pero no la Sor-presa

Saturday, March 18, 2017


(She)" says that the art of reading is slowly dying, that it's an intimate ritual, that a book is a mirror that offers us only what we already carry inside us, that when read, we do it with all our heat and mind, and great readers are becoming more scarce by the day."

(Ella) " dice que el arte de leer se está muriendo muy lentamente, que es un ritual íntimo, y que un libro es un espejo y que sólo podemos encontrar en él lo que ya llevamos dentro, que al leer ponemos la mente y el alma, y que esos son bienes cada día más escasos."
#reread #betterthesecondtime #original #inSpanish #goodnight #habits#intimacy #lecturas #literatura #libros #bibliofilia #bibliophiles#shadowofthewind #lasombradelviento #ruizzafon #literaturelover

Enrique: He aquí una escena de cama con mi esposa, practicando un ritual íntimo, como dice el texto. ¡Qué felicidad!

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Mannequin

Student stories are the BEST and it's been a long time since I've included one on my blog. Here's one, a college adventure, that made me laugh out loud!

This story happened two years ago, when I was studying in the University of León. The protagonists of this story were my inseparable school friends and work companions.

This story began the day when my friends and I enrolled in a class called Artistic Expression Workshop. To pass de class we had to prepare a proyect. The proyect consisted of creating a story which combined parts of corporal, music and plastic expression.

After a few days and after very much thought, we had an idea. Our story was based on a man who saw his life changd in a 180 degrees. At first he was very appy, but then he lost his job and by the end he was evicted and ends his life; a tragedy.

So, we got on with the challenge. We found and spliced different pieces of music according to how he was feeling at each stage and we made a mural. In this mural one of us painted and expressed the same feelings as the songs.

Nevertheless, the highpoint of the story was at the moment when we decided to use a mannequin to represent the man.

At first, María’s friend gave us one. However, the mannequin fell to the ground and broke.

Unfortuantely, that catastrophe happened just a few days before the exam. My friends and I couldn’t believe it! Our huge problem regarding the mannequin didn’t seem to have any solution.

Finally, we decided to go to the Chinese shop to search for a mannequin. After negotiating with the clerk, we found a mannequin for 20 €! The best part of that moment was when we left the shop and people were watching us like; “Oh my God, What is that?”

Some tourists even took photos with us and our mannequin.

When everything seemed to be going well, the day before the exam, in our last rehearsal, the velcro strap that the mannequin had around his neck got caught on me and when I ran the mannequin fell to the ground. His hand was broken!

It was the worst moment in that proyect. We didn’t have any time to find a solution!

Finally, the next day we did our project and it was amazing. Everybody was fascinated by our handless mannequin and our teacher gave us a 10.

-Pau Gutiérrez

Friday, March 3, 2017

Carnaval All Around

Sweetest face, Enrique's God-daughter, Eli - Astorga.
Greyhound Rescue, Galgos 112, Alicante -  Spain

 Amazing corncob-man, hombre-panocha de maíz, in La Bañeza,  rival, but sister city 20 minutes away, beginning with La Noche de Brujas (Witches Night) and continuing through last weekend.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Off With Her Head

"Off With Her Head!" is the exclamation made frequently by the Queen of Hearts in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and also the name of the fabulous new line of whimsical vintage headwear by my very talented student and friend, Sara.  Que Me Corten la Cabeza; stunningly beautiful and artful

Que me Corten la Cabeza Diseñadora y artesana. Tocados y sombreros hechos a mano. Atelier en Valladolid y La Bañeza (León ).

Check out her Instagram for more designes and place and order!

¿Quién se atreve con una chistera? Las invitadas con chistera visten elegantes a la par que originales.¡Animaos!
#chistera #lookinvitada#invitadaboda #chisteraboda

tocados_quemecortenlacabeza¡ Invitadas perfectas! 
#specialheadpieces #canotierboda#canotier #canotierinvitada #canotierflores#handmade #boda #wedding #weddinghat

Ya está aquí...recién salido del horno! tocado de novia de estilo vintage. ¡Para novias con estilo propio! Los tonos empolvados combinados con blanco nos encantan.
Si quieres ser una novia Que me Corten la Cabeza, no dudes en escribirnos.