Someone was talking about starting our trip with an icebreaker. There couldn’t’ve been a better icebreaker than a nice sit-down meal. I guess it was like an initiation – we got our first meal at a real Hispanic restaurant.
I have to give it to the folks at Nuevo León. They were so generous. I don’t know if it was standard, but they gave us enough in terms of appetizers that that could’ve been our meal. Maybe I should’ve stopped at that then, because after the sampler platter I ended up having… oh, my stomach.
Note to self: get a copy of Steven Gunn’s napkin quotes!
I guess I should start at the beginning, though. I kind regret not having gotten to know some of the people on the bus. That’s my shyness kicking in, I suppose.
There was a woman at the Indianapolis Greyhound station (no – that was a hub). She apparently purchased ony one ticket, but she didn’t purchase a ticket for the small child she had in a carriage. They kicked her off the bus. Was it right to do that? I’m sure she might have been a little cheap in not making sure her child’s fare was taken care of, but was it right for the driver to kick a monther with a small child off the bus?
Anyhow, there wa a great icebreaker before we got to Chicago. Someone brought the electronic Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? game. We worked together so well with that game, even if we were at the throat of whoever gave us the wrong answer. I even met the Quiz Team moderator for UC (, a librarian), who wanted to recruit Steven Gunn and me.
Note to self: get those napkin notes – they’re Quoteworthy, and they’re going on Minh’s Notes!