We’re sitting there eating our lunch and talking about the overdue library book we just finished and a dozen mariachis walk in and sit at the next table. It totally made my day.
Hello, I'm Richard Whitmer. I'm a web developer in Tucson and this is a site I've maintained since forever as a place to practice technologies I'm working with. Along the way, it has filled up with photos, notes, and other things. Have a look around, say hello.
Did you know the name AirBnB is derived from the original title of the classic fairytale The Three Bottles of Rancid Vegetable Oil and The Wise Old Jar of Unlabelled Spices? It’s true.
Hiram took this photo of me getting a shave at the shop “Famous” near where we are staying in Mexico City’s Roma neighborhood. This is the first time I have gotten a shave at a barber shop. I don’t think the barber, Diego, believed I speak Spanish because we both had to repeat ourselves a lot. Or perhaps this being my first shave in Spanish, I was speaking Spanish but not the Spanish you use when getting a shave. Perhaps because I didn’t understand what he was asking me to do or perhaps because I continue to be haunted by the beautiful film Roma, when Diego put the chair down and told me to stretch out, I tried to put legs up like the film’s protagonist Cleo at her OB Gyn appointment. It was a good shave.
I’m concerned some of you still may not have seen tonight’s sunset.
Frank and his crew create made-to-order piñatas for events in Hermosillo, Sonora. He was kind enough to let me hang out at his workshop last week and learn more about his process while I learn more about mine.