Monday, October 4, 2010

Meet me on Monday, 17th edition

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1. What is the best dish you can make?

Sweet and sour spareribs and most recently: Spaetzle

 2. How often do you change your sheets?

Every two weeks.

 3. What is the longest car trip you have ever taken?

Car trip is probably when I was 9, we drove from Calgary, Alberta to Winnipeg, Manitoba in 14 hours, I think. With bus, when I was 22, we drove to a youth retreat from Filadelfia, Paraguay to Curitiba, Brazil in 20 hours.

 4. What is your favorite fruit?


5. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner or dinner for breakfast?

Breakfast for dinner! Vice versa is just too wierd.

I'm glad this weekend is over. Whoever is familiar with Paraguay knows that this past weekend was the biggest motorsports event of the year: The Transchaco Rallye.

Ever since our cousin is driving in this race, we try to take part as good as we can. For three years Marvin was working as a cook to Tommy (his cousin) and Tommy's racing team. Which can easily come to 60 people a day. They would stay at the base camp in Mariscal Estigarribia for 4 days and start making "milanesa" at 5:00 am and stop at 11:00 pm, when the last of the team comes in. This is the first year that we could follow the race as a family, as Marvin decided to skip a year as a cook.

On the second day of the race I got up at 3:30 am and at 4:00 am we were on the road to Est. Mbuturetá. We got there at about 7:00, just in time to set up our chairs and cheer on the first race car coming through the "picada" ( a picada is a roughly cut road through the prickly brush of the Chaco). Tommy was the 8 th, and he kept that position until the next day when the race ended. (8th of 90 is ok, isn't it?)

We had a good time with famliy and friends, Tommy ended the race without an accident, that's what is the most important to me thoughout the race.

This commercial for Personal Internet started showing this weekend. Last year Thomas (Tommy) won the Transchaco Rallye with his co-pilot Carlos (Carlucho) Fillipi, and Hector (El Negro) Risso is the only race driver that has driven all of the Rallyes since they began in 1971. I showed the commercial to Tommy's mom yesterday, she was so proud of him:)

I hope this week is less crazy than last week was!

Have a happy Monday!


  1. Spaetzle-yum! That isn't something I make very often, but I have made it before. I think it's fun to make. The race certainly gave you a very busy weekend!
    Have a wonderful week!

  2. I've never tried making spaetzle. Is it easy to make?

  3. I have never had Spaetzle, but it sure looks good! This is my first chance to get back to reading the rest of the Meet Me On Mondays. Hope you are having a great week.

  4. Hi!
    I found you on Mennonite Girls blog!
    I love your 'meet me on mondays' posts!
    I figured this was a great time to de-lurk!


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