May 26, 2010

Facebook FAIL, not Logical! but I'm moving here.

Facebook...arrrgh! Capricious changes, "captcha" on every post, status updates limited to 420 characters, privacy issues (change seemingly every three hours), etc. ad nauseum, GOODBYE FACEBOOK!

Logical? Not when I just got my boss's boss's boss drunk in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and he now knows my name and agrees with my desires.

That can't be bad...uh, what could go wrong?

May 24, 2010

Hotel bar at Tryp Iguatemi, Sao Paulo, Brazil - initial impression

Apparently too large for an FB status update, copied here verbatim:

Recon expedition to hotel bar complete. No one spoke english, but a phrase or two of portuguese, gesturing, and some bad spanish prevailed. Hey, a bar is the universal/international thing, so it wasn't that hard. But I was the only guy in the place, I think there were two tables in the adjoining restaurant occupied.

One beer, one caiparinha (delicious!) , two shots of cruchasa (tastes like tequila), outtathere. Enough "adventure in portuguese" for the initial foray. Until I get thirsty in about 15 minutes....bribe to bartender was enough (50% of the tab) to ensure that when I show up again in an hour to the empty bar they'll be happy to see me.

Disclosure: Any FB friends that don't want to hear about a business trip to Sao Paulo, Brazil, should start ignoring me now. It's my life for the next three weeks. More detailed comments/observations will be found on my blog here: Another shot or two of that shit I might be posting all night....

NOT Logical! but, what can I say I'm here and this is what you get for the next three weeks. I might be posting in Portuguese by then. Tryp Hotel in Sao Paulo

Fb won't let me post this, so here it is (and it's Logical!) :


It's complicated...I have a "pillow menu". 6 pillows on the bed, printed "menu" on the nightstand. "Pensa de Ganso", "soft pillow", prevents heat loss and safeguards against humidity." "Pluma de Ganso", "soft and thermal isolator that safeguards against humidity, 500 grams". "Mouse de Poliuretano Hipersoft" that's a "highly soft pillow allows the user to achieve the correct spinal column position". Next, the "Latex Biaxo". "It's malleability allows it to dynamically adjust itself to the design of the head and neck, providing support in any position during sleep". That sounds like the one for ME, and yes they are labelled! Next, "Othopedico", "corrects body position during rest periods. Prevents headaches and numbness of the arms." Another potential winner! Hmm, then there is the "100% Polyester", which "Contains fibers made up of hollow strands, which act as air pockets adjusting the body temperature to any weather conditions".

OMG, which to choose? Most of us sleep with the "100% Polyester", I'd guess. Hmmm...roughing it with pillows in Sao Paulo.

As you might guess, I'm going to bed. Hmm, which pillow(s)...