It's inevitable to refer to something common in all the western world, since I've been reading a lot of posts from friends of this blog refering to them. The beloved, long waited and gratefully taken Easter Holidays.
For some, it is a time to break the rules and mess around, like the U.S. springbreakers who come to Tijuana, Acapulco and Cancún to drink their asses off and show their teats on national tv. For others, it's a time to catch up with all the study they procrastinated during the first term. And some others have the chance to go camping, visit the beaches and try to spend some quality time with the family.
On the usual side of the story, Easter Holidays are gonna to represent for yours truly only two (yes, TWO) days off from work, and that only because they are regarded as 'national holidays'. If it were for my boss, he would make us come to 'compensate for the 70% of his revenue we take home'. But he doesn't really worry about it. We already know that next week we're gonna work overtime 'till eigth or nine in the evening, just to get even.
On the unusual news, Mexico City's Major, Marcelo Ebrard, has decreted the creation of four artificial beaches inside the city. Alcoholic beverage sales will be forbidden inside them (he never mentioned anything about the outside). All people with a hint of common sense have laughed their heads off.
This morning, national newsprograms and newspaper announced that a "spider monkey" (a Mexican endemic species) escaped from 'Aragon Zoo', got on a public transport and bit a woman. According to the video records, it wasn't a "spider monkey", but a disoriented lemur.
Last Monday night, there was a white-reddish halo around the full moon, due to the weather conditions prevailing in Mexico City at the moment. Given the fact that no Mexican looks upward, most people found out in the morning papers.
So far, these are the news. If you find anything usual or unusual to share with us, feel free to comment, since most of the people whose blogs I read haven't noticed my coming back yet.