Sunday, November 23, 2008

Chukker Up

By Louise

We have a friend who claims to have hung out with the Argentinian polo team. On horseback. Shoeless. Standing. Apparently, she was showing off her skills by riding bareback barefoot while standing. Uh-huh. But enough about her. We just returned from our first polo match and let me tell you, those taco-wielding caballeros estan muy fantastico! I'd stand on a horse for them, too! Smacking that little plastic white ball while moving at extreme speed....que impressivo! Very exciting to watch. Had no idea what was happening. Couldn't keep track of the ball or who was who — the red and white team lost by a lot, but it was okay. No one seemed to care. It was just a very nice Sunday afternoon at Polo Argentina in Palermo.

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Un Poco Nada de Empanada

By Graham con la familia

The empanada is a pastry
That I find mighty tasty.

With more fat than a Big Mac
It's a golden heart attack.

Meat, chicken, vegetable,
All so delectable.

Crunchy, munchy, golden brown,
Sure to stop a sullen frown.

Moist, rich, very sweet,
Bound to be a super treat.

Comiendolos es muy bien
Until I come to the end.

Then I want una mas,
With a little agua con gas!

I Love Empanadas!

By Graham

My favorite food here is the
empanada. They are a type of pastry. It looks like a golden brown half moon. On the inside there is a filling of meat, chicken, or vegetables. I like soft-crusted empanadas. My favorite kind is dulce de carne, which is meat, sugar, and raisins. Mom says I should not eat an empanada every day because they have more calories and fat than a Big Mac. Even though they are tempting, I've decided not to eat them anymore (well, sort of). Last night I was chowing down on mini-empanadas. I had three huge helpings. I was sure by morning I would be fat as a hog, but I wasn't. I am still the same. Turns out they really weren't empanadas. They were Italian raviolis shaped like empanadas.