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Gabriel's Blog
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
I've moved, of course
Mood:  d'oh

In case that you happen to land in here... it's not that I haven't touched my blog in 3.5 years. I moved it to Live from Waterloo (

You might think that anybody with a brain would have left a message here. But no...

Posted by gabriel at 4:15 PM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 11 November 2008 4:17 PM EST
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Wednesday, 29 June 2005
Mood:  celebratory
Estuvimos de festejo el domingo pasado, porque nuestro club (Velez Sarsfield) gano el campeonato de Argentina. En la foto, Juan, Santiago y yo.

We were in a celebratory mood last Sunday, as our soccer team (Velez Sarsfield) won the Argentine league. In the picture, me, Juan and Santiago.

Posted by gabriel at 12:07 AM EDT
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Wednesday, 8 June 2005
Track and field finals
Mood:  celebratory
Santiago had his Track and Field finals today. He competed in three events, with the following results:

* 3rd place in 60m dash
* 4th place in 4x100m relay
* 2nd place in Long jump

Well done, Santi!

Santiago tuvo sus finales de Atletismo hoy. Compitio en tres eventos, con los siguientes resultados:

* 3ro en 60m llanos
* 4to en 4x100m posta
* 2do en Salto en largo

Buen trabajo, Santi!

Posted by gabriel at 3:47 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 9 June 2005 9:42 AM EDT
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Tuesday, 17 May 2005
We're Canadian!
Mood:  happy
We just took our oath this morning, so we're officially Canadian now. We're very happy!!

Esta ma?ana tomamos nuestro juramento, asi que ya somos oficialmente canadienses. Estamos muy contentos!!!

Posted by gabriel at 12:01 AM EDT
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Tuesday, 19 April 2005
Velez 2 - Boca 0
Mood:  happy
Here's a cute picture from when Velez Sarsfield (my team, and also Santiago's and Florencia's) beat Boca Juniors (Juan's team) 2-0.
We watched the game on TV, and had an Argentine soccer afternoon (drinking mate, singing songs, etc)

Aca hay una bonita foto de cuando Velez Sarsfield (mi equipo, y tambien de Santiago y Florencia) le gano a Boca Juniors (el equipo de Juan) 2-0. Miramos el partido por TV, y tuvimos una 'tarde argentina' (tomando mate, haciendo cantitos de hinchada, etc).

Posted by gabriel at 5:16 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 25 April 2005 3:44 PM EDT
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Wednesday, 30 March 2005
Not today, please...
Mood:  blue
I'm bored and I'm tired, so I won't write anything today. Not that I have been lately...

Posted by gabriel at 12:18 PM EST
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Thursday, 17 March 2005
Soccer news
Mood:  happy
The indoor season finished last week. And here are the results:
* Santiago's team ended 6th; they did very poorly in the play-offs, after a more than acceptable regular season.
* Carolina's team ended 4th, after barely losing the first game of the play-offs.
* Juan's team won the championship, which was more than surprising, considering that they hadn't won any games until three weeks before the play-offs. But they did extremely well. Juan scored one goal on each of the last two play-off games, and played goalie in the final game, which they won 3-0. He even stopped a penalty kick that day!. There's a couple of pictures below.

La semana pasada termino la temporada de invierno. Aca estan los resultados:
* El equipo de Santiago termino 6to; les fue muy mal en los play-off, despues de una mas que aceptable temporada regular.
* El equipo de Carolina termino cuarto, luego de haber perdido el primer partido de los play-off 'ahi nomas'.
* El equipo de Juan salio campeon, sorprendiendo a propios y extra?os, sobre todo considerando que no habian ganado un partido hasta tres semanas antes de los play-off. Pero la verdad es que jugaron muy bien. Juan metio un gol en cada uno de los dos ultimos partidos de los play-off y jugo de arquero en la final, que ganaron 3 a 0. Ese dia atajo un penal! Aqui hay un par de fotos...

Juan about to receive the trophy. Next to him, Carolina (green shirt) / Juan a punto de recibir su copa. Al lado, Carolina (de verde)

Juan posing with the team / Juan posando con su equipo

Posted by gabriel at 3:48 PM EST
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The sleep clinic...
Mood:  down
I went to the sleep clinic last Saturday night. It was interesting. I had a whole bunch of wires coming out of my head, chest and legs, so it was kinda difficult to fall asleep, or to even rest comfortably.

I was waken up several times during the night, either because one of the cables was loose, or because the equipment I was 'connected' to would beep very loudly. I don't know why it did that, I guess that it was because I stopped breathing. I don't remember snoring, but I better not ask...

I have to go back this Friday, but this time I'm going to wear a mask -which sends a constant flow of air to prevent my 'air ducts' from closing- on top of all the wires. I'm pretty sure about the outcome of these two appointments: I will be told to sleep with the mask from now on. I don't care too much, as long as it's not too uncomfortable and its humming doesn't bother Gaby...

Fui a la clinica del sue?o el sabado pasado. Estuvo interesante. Tenia un monton de cables saliendome de la cabeza, el pecho y las piernas, asi que fue muy dificil poder dormirme, o incluso poder estar acostado confortablemente.

Me despertaron bastante veces durante la noche, ya sea porque se salio un cable o porque los equipos a los que estaba 'conectado' sonaban muy fuerte. No se porque hacian eso, supongo porque detectaban que habia dejado de respirar. No recuerdo haber roncado, pero por las dudas mejor no pregunto...

Tengo que volver este Viernes, pero esta vez ademas de los cables voy a tener una mascara, que al mandar un flujo de aire constante, impide que se me cierren los conductos y deje de respirar. Estoy bastante seguro de que al final de estos estudios me van a decir que tengo que dormir con la mascara de ahora en adelante. No me preocupa mucho, mientras no sea incomoda y su zumbido no la despierte a Gaby...

Posted by gabriel at 3:35 PM EST
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Another concert...
Mood:  surprised
I sang again last Sunday, at Trinity United Church, in Kitchener. It was a mini-concert, consisting of songs from the '40s, like "Some enchanted evening", "If I loved you", "You'll never walk alone" and "Red roses for a blue lady".

I have to say that it went quite well, probably beyond my own expectations. The funny thing is that it seems that I made some people cry. Everyone in the audience seemed to have some fond memories involving one of the songs I sang.

It was a good experience. Just my second concert as a soloist (after all these years!), and it couldn't have been for a nicer audience.

I didn't sign any autographs, though. :-)

Posted by gabriel at 3:26 PM EST
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Monday, 7 March 2005
My favourife CDs (1st version)
Mood:  lazy

I'm going to throw names in here without any particular order. Then I'll rank them (but not today)

* The King's Singers - Circle of life
* The King's Singers - Good Vibrations
* Beach Boys - 20 Greatest Hits
* The Manhattan Transfer - Tonin'
* The Manhattan Transfer
* Kiss - Creatures of the Night
* Kiss - Destroyer
* Kiss - Unmasked
* Kiss - The Elder
* Queen - A day at the races
* John Denver - Windsongs
* Bee Gees - Story
* ELO - Discovery
* Cat Stevens - Tea for the Tillerman
* Cat Stevens - Teaser and the Firecat
* Styx - Paradise Theatre
* Stephen Bishop - Careless
* Simon and Garfunkel -
* Supertramp - Paris
* Bill Bruford & Patrick Moraz - Music for piano and drums
* Bad Manners - Ska 'n' B

I think it's OK for now...

Posted by gabriel at 2:46 PM EST
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