Duke’s Paraphernalia…

Since I’ll invest so much time with Duke’s soccer teams this semester, I planned to buy a Blue Devils soccer jersey yesterday.

I went to one of the main stores selling Duke’s paraphernalia on campus -things one wouldn’t even imagine that actually existed on Earth- but they didn’t have soccer jerseys. One of the sellers even told me they have never offered this product which is such a bummer!

I wonder if it’s possible to get one at all. I’ll do my research: mission “Blue Devil soccer jersey” has began!…

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Photo Intertextuality…

Like I mentioned some days ago, covering Duke Women’ Soccer’s game vs. OSU on Friday was my first sports assignment for The Chronicle this term. Below you’ll see a cropped version of my first soccer photo published yesterday. A huge smile shined on my face when I recognized my picture on the online article about Duke’s loss.

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I particularly like this picture because it reminds of a famous iconic photo: Andrés Iniesta is about to score the goal with which Spain won the World Cup in South Africa in 2010:

iniesta_salvo_el_mundial_de_sudafrica_2010In my literary studies, I enjoy finding similarities and connections between written texts. It is fascinating to find an equivalent sort of intertextuality with photos, especially when one’s photo resembles -to some extent- iconic images seen by millions of people all over the world…

Brunchy Sunday…

Yesterday, I had brunch at The Cookery, one of the new food places in Durham. The brunch gathered many other businesses of the area, like Pie Pushers, Pampas Empanadas, and Alley Twenty Six.

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I arrived when it had just started, which ended up being a great idea because several people got to The Cookery too. Twenty people had to wait in line outside at some point! I got two empanadas -bacon & cheese and ham & cheese-, and a slice of pizza plus free coffee and four different samples of wine -a rosé, a white, and two reds- thanks to Wine Authorities. That was a substantial brunch!…

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Plans for next weekend: Food Truck Rodeo!…