While you may think I did not blog at all this weekend, I actually did, except the result is in the orchids section, where I posted a few pictures of new flowers. I actually had a nice weekend, working on orchids and taking pictures of them. I actually had to take them a few times because they would not come out right. Digital photography ahs turned me into a reasonable photographer if you see my orchids. The instant feedback of digital photography makes a lot of difference, particularly with pictures of flowers where a slight change in angle or lights may change the color, the hues and the tones to the point that you no longer recognize them.
On Sunday, my mother, brother, sister and their kids came over with Sumito Estevez, one of the best Chefs in Venezuela who is a good friend of my brother’s and also a fellow physicist. While I love to eat, I am a terrible cook except for my famous or infamous barbecues; however, after seeing how a true cook does a barbecue, I realize what a lousy amateur I am. But I will not stop doing it anyway. Sumito is an extremely nice guy, Mac addict and superb cook, of course. Just in case, here is a picture (courtesy of the Tyromaniac) of the high strength cholesterol we have at barbecues here in Venezuela, as well as a picture of Sumito himself.
I actually wrote two articles for my blog this weekend and disliked them both when they were finished. One was a mock letter of Fidel Castro to the People’s Ombudsman which was meant to be funny, but when I was done, I simply did not like it. Some days the flow is just not there, I guess.
I also wanted to write about the opposition and the regional elections, but the subject can be so confusing, much like the opposition and Venezuela itself. Today I am taking another stab at it, hope that it works. I need a vacation and next week is Easter week when all of Venezuela shuts down, I will too. I plan to go to the beach, read, swin, relax and hope nothing happens here next week. If it does I will post remotely which is not perfect, but works.