So, Tuesday morning, just another weekday. Had the rare pleasure of the “in-company” teacher…my early a.m. student actually texted me 2 minutes before I stormed out the door with my office-to-go on my back to enter into the Belly of the “Big Oil” Beast. She had to clean up some mess. Oil spills are never far away now it appears…continuing my steep learning curve on the process and politics of oil production these past 8 months.
“Upstream…downstream.” I just want to know where the fish will live, implores this most un-environmentally-oriented mainstream city dweller.
Anyway, caught my subway to work after leisurely coffee at home, what a treat! Suddenly, like a gringa vision, I spotted my fave, irreverent Rio expat blogger, @RachelsRantings, on the other end of the car. From her vlogs, it HAD to be HER. The celeb gawker in me made a bee-line to the tall, blond geek, a definite rarity on the Rio Metro. Native English poured out. Delicious. And she was so approachable… and adorable. Too bad it was only 2 stops.
I think I will continue expanding this fabulous new world…Rio, expat life, blogging, twitter. My affirmations are working. Instant manifestation ain’t far away now.
And what fascinating stories my students do tell…oily, but intriguing.