Posts Tagged ‘mami’

The parents are gone! (sniff!)

August 22, 2009

My parents’ visit came to an end too soon.

And I don’t say this just because on more than one occasion they picked up the tab for dinner or because my mother scrubbed out my refrigerator (Yes, I know I mentioned this before. Sue me). I miss their presence. Their witty conversation. The fact that they love me and encourage me to pursue my new career goal. s remain as usual.

Since my last posting, I had one interpreting gig, which went OK. I can’t remember if I wore the Pantsuit of Justice or if I managed to assemble some other Outfit of Justice that was more appropriate for the weather.

And in other news…it has been suggested that I acquire a webcam in order to do remote interpreting. I am going to look into that.

My mom wonders as to payment practices

October 10, 2008

The usual disclaimer applies to this conversation.

Scene: My usual weekly conversation with my beloved Mami, who calls me every week to check on things:

Mami: So, have they given you any trabajito [little job]?

Me: No, just the Major Group Project? But the people from this agency sent me a payment through PayPal.

Mami: What’s that?

Me: [at a complete loss as to how to explain the concept of Paypal] Uh, well, they send money electronically.

Mami: Why can’t they send a check?

Me: Um, most of my clients do, but other clients prefer to send payments electronically.

Mami: That is kind of weird. I love you!


Mother’s Day and Major Group Project

May 11, 2008

The Major Group Project (MGP) has gotten to a good start with my first business/working dinner.  Now, I just have to do everything that I promised I could do. I was upfront with my teammates about my time limitations (day job, miscellaneous) and there were no awkward pauses or anything like that. I am genuinely humbled by my teammates’ expertise. I hope I don’t disappoint them.

And in other news… today is Mother’s day. So thank you, mami, for everything you have done for me, and for providing me with endless emotional support. Now, if I only could make asopao de pollo like you do…