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What we started a drunken night out

I met Justin in Medellin in May 2007, while he was traveling around Colombia before moving to D.C to attend school. He visited Bogotá and the coffee country before arriving in Medellin, where he stayed at a hostel where one of my best friends, and occasional I, used to work. While I waited for my friend to finish her shift before going out, I saw him first and everything about him grabbed my attention. I remember asking my friend who he was but she was in a bad mood and wanted only to go out and dance the day off. I was glad when I saw him again at the bar I was dancing with friends. Yes, he was good looking and a good dancer but there was something else that made my eyes glued onto him. It was kind of embarrassing— it’s not the Latina seductive style to stare— but I couldn’t stop. Anyway, I’m not really a shy person so, in the end, it didn’t matter that much. Eventually, we found ourselves dancing with each other, pretended to talk and kissed.

We run into each other again the next nig…

Pongamonos los guantes

Bien dice el dicho "EL que no llora, no mama". Yo llore y llore. Llore por twitter, llore por e-mails  y hasta llore por acá contando la historia de mi ultima aventura bajándome de un avión de Avianca ( leer Esperando a Avianca) y ahora pues me ha llegado la hora de mamar.

Yo no soy una experta en asuntos legales ni mucho menos, y cuando todo el incidente paso me surgieron algunas inquietudes sobre como proceder.  Sabia que tendría que hacer gastos extras por la fractura -  transporte en Portland, visita de seguimiento al medico, tal como lo indicaron en Colombia, etc. - y tenia la sospecha de que toda la responsabilidad no era mía. Quizás me resonó en la cabeza el modus operandi de las aerolíneas cuando sobrevenden un vuelo: ofrecen bonos en efectivo o boletos adicionales de vuelo como indemnización y analizaba a la chica que me acompañaba de avianca, notando como se mostraba  cada vez más y más diligente durante el tiempo que estuvo conmigo en la clínica en Bogotá... algo …

Ghost friends

When I was a single woman if after a couple of dates with a guy he stared to not call me, nor to appear on the weekends, we were over. No more dating, and not even care about that boy anymore. I'll take him out of the key chain! and eventually move on. I'll still talk with him time to time, but I'll no care. Now, What to do with a ghost friend? the type of friend that is never around, and when is around is because is "connivence" for him. That friend you feel you can not ask for anything, because you never know what to expect. That friend that just call you when is single again. Can you say then that those types of friends don't show interest on you?; therefore should you brake up with then and move on?

In general we have this idea of friends are unconditional, and we don't have to be around each other in order to be a good friend. It is also common to think that you have different types of friends; for example, some friends are your confidants, others …