“They were careless people, Tom and Daisy- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Mixiote

Seguido encuentro cosas dentro de WordPress que me sorprenden, pero nunca algo como esto:

You can change your WordPress.com language to Nahuatl

Cuando estuve en la universidad, algunos chicos y chicas solían darse un segundo nombre. El recibir un nombre Nahua, significaba una manera de re-descubrir una parte de nuestras identidades que tal vez habíamos rechazado, al tratar de asimilarnos en la cultura y gente de este país. Pero nimodo, el nopal no crece en Indiana 🙃.

Yo nunca recibí uno de estos nombres secretos, pues yo siempre fui penosa, y media cerrada tambíen, no te miento. Así que al descubrir este easter egg, sentí como si fuese mi propia versión de ese tal ritual.

Ahora, ¿Cómo se dice mixiote?

Q

My cats are named after the Q Continuum (though they also serve as my Quartermasters to an extent). The previous Q passed away last July after twelve years of companionship, and this month, her successor was appointed.

Meet Q, a two-year old male formerly known as Pico de Gato. He is certainly taking after the John de Lancie character already.

This blog post was also an excuse to just see the upper-case letter Q, which is my favorite letter in the alphabet.