Archive for April 1st, 2009

The great Miraflores Ball to welcome Omar al-Bashir

April 1, 2009

Caracas is abuzz with expectations for the upcoming Miraflores Ball with Sudan’s President and revolutionary hero Omar al-Bashir. al-Bashir has not confirmed his attendance yet, but other guests are being contacted and offered movies and support to attend, among others (picture take from here):


al-Bashir will dance with Campbell, kiss Penn, hug Spacey and call Glover “my bro”.

They are all invited to the book burning ceremony afterwards. Mugabe is not coming, with inflation rampant in his country, he can’t get his credit card limit increased. Saddam is dead. Pity, he would have come…

One will get a Simon Bolivar sword in absentia, the other one posthoumously.

Chavez will take cheap shots at the elegant President

A grand time will be had by all.

Clooney, Spielberg and other smart people are not coming…

Last week was indeed a great week

April 1, 2009

(Note : While I have some orchids in this blog, I have a blog exclusively devoted to orchids:

where I place pictures of my orchids weekly)

I did have a great week last week, not only because my blogging seemed to catch some attention (too much for my own taste), but because on the weekend I took some of my orchid plants to the Exhibit of Natural Science Society at the Transport Museum, where my plants won three first prizes and two third prizes.

Prizes are given for each type of orchid and then a prize is given for the best group orchid. One of my plants won best type, best in group, but more importantly it won the prize for the best cultivated plant of the exhibit (I do have a hand in that!). Here is the picture, it is not the best (taken with phone), but you can see it up close in this link (bottom pictures):