Ending the week on a very high note, with 2014’s version of the Alimentarte
food festival in benefit of Colombian Police Officers and their families.
We enjoyed both foreign cuisine (Indian lamb and Peruvian ceviche), and
traditional Colombian food (aborrajados, which are deep-fried sweet plaintain
with cheese, and lulada, a somewhat bitter fruit juice).
Finished Kurt Vonegut’s Sirens of Titan, which I truly didn’t like. I found
it slow, and disorganized, and even somewhat pointless.
The reddit re-read of Game of Thrones continues, where I get
to explore the books at a more leisurely pace, and then read both this year’s
discussion as the one from the previous cycle. I also enjoy going through
the race for the iron throne blog, and its chapter-by-chapter analysis,
including very interesting what-if scenarios, and a detailed comparison
with real events, from the point of view of political history.