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[May. 9th, 2005|11:10 pm]
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We (work colleagues) had a going-away lunch for Eric today at the Taj, which I have to remember is possibly Boulder's best Indian restaurant, despite the sort of second-class nature of the stripmall it lives in.

This evening, we stopped at a (much seedier) nearby stripmall to check out the laundromat for reference for the next time people are making the laundry machines in the building a big pain to use. It's a very nice laundromat, though it lacks the laundry centrifuge that was a key feature of my favorite all-night facility when I lived in Boulder. We also poked our heads in the carniceria next door, mostly because I wanted to know what a carniceria was. Apparently, it is a Mexican grocery. (I had guessed "meat shop", or butcher's, based on the roots, but I guess they sell all kinds of foodstuffs.)
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[User Picture]From: dpolicar
2005-05-09 10:21 pm (UTC)
I would have said "carniceria" is "butcher's" and grocery is "bodega."
Though come to think of it, the butcher I went to in my teens sold all kinds of foodstuffs, too.
So, the world is complex.
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[User Picture]From: aadroma
2005-05-09 10:30 pm (UTC)
You're right -- a carnecería IS a "meat shop", but many in the country will operate as a general Mexican grocery store, though the focus'll still be on the meat.
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From: t_stop
2005-05-10 06:49 am (UTC)

carniceria

Wow, I'm on LJ for one day and I've already learned something new..

Also, Hi Beemer! Hi Dave!
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2005-05-10 08:17 am (UTC)

Re: carniceria

Hi T-Stop! It's good to have you here!
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From: t_stop
2005-05-10 08:20 am (UTC)

Re: carniceria

It's good to be here! I've heard over and over again that people had live journals and were using the to keep in touch.. but I never imagined the amount of traffic. I feel like this could achieve an Athena-cluster-zephyr-storm level of distraction and social interaction. Just what I need!
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2005-05-10 08:22 am (UTC)

Re: carniceria

You have NO IDEA.

But it is a really wonderful way to bring distant friends into your peripheral awareness.
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[User Picture]From: ng_nighthawk
2005-05-10 09:11 am (UTC)

Re: carniceria

Plus people you don't know at all can respond to your posts randomly. That's kinda neat.

;)
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From: t_stop
2005-05-10 09:14 am (UTC)

Re: carniceria

Just so long as there is no way for 'bots to wander in and fill my inbox with spam, I can live with that. And who knows? Maybe I do know you!

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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2005-05-10 11:30 am (UTC)

Re: carniceria

Well, you know me, but it's been quite a long time...
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[User Picture]From: redbeardedblond
2005-05-10 11:37 am (UTC)
You know what's strange was that all I had to read was "carnicería" and in my mind I could remember the exact smell of the carnicería down the street from my pensión in Alejandro Korn, Bs. As., Argentina.
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From: detailbear
2005-05-12 04:50 am (UTC)
And when I read it, I thought you were making a joke about a porn shop (carnal). My exposure to Spanish is minimal, though.
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