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Author Topic: Best Guy I Could Take to Mexico  (Read 3912 times)

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Offline Basquo

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Best Guy I Could Take to Mexico
« on: August 19, 2008, 11:51:22 PM »
My boyfriend Santiago agreed months ago to come with me to Mexico City.  He knew he would be "Basquo's boyfriend," and he knew he would be translating for us a lot, but neither of us knew how much he would be loved and accepted by everyone. He was a real trooper when it came to everyone calling "Santi...!" when his services were needed, and he always went into tranlsator mode when a Spanish speaker started telling a tale.

We had fun, and it was a great way to learn that we travel well together!

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Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: Best Guy I Could Take to Mexico
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2008, 01:20:52 AM »
Not only is he a great translator...but he's a keeper!  Those of us in attendance made that clear to Basquo.  I just returned tonight at 8 pm...it was an exhausting, but truly wonderful six days in Mexico City.  I wish more could have made the trip and shared the community time. 

I am indebted to the Texas contingent  (Basquo, Santi, and Curtis) for letting me accompany them on the side trips..especially  up and down those infamous pyramids. 

Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD
01/15: 1366 (45.2%), UD
07/15: 1134 (50.7%), UD
02/16: 1043 (55.1%), UD
08/16:  746  (55.4%), UD
08/16:  Switch from Atripla to Genvoya

Offline minismom

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Re: Best Guy I Could Take to Mexico
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2008, 08:11:24 AM »
Not only was he a translator, but Santi is truly a gentle spirit.  He was so sweet to Mini and very attentive.  He and I share a heart-string for working with the deaf, too.  All around, I have to wonder - what the heck is he doing with Basquo? ;)

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Offline Jody

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Re: Best Guy I Could Take to Mexico
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2008, 07:47:54 PM »
Yes Santi is a very sweet and gentle man indeed and thanks so much for your wonderful help and true patience in translating so often for our group.

Jody  :)
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Offline Ric Wilke

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Re: Best Guy I Could Take to Mexico
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2008, 10:30:27 AM »
It was a wonderful pleasure to meet Santi.  The fact that he speaks Spanish was a plus but Santi, the man, is we will remember about him.  It was beautiful to see a couple so much in love.  Much happiness to the two of you.  Ric & Thom

Offline aztecan

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Re: Best Guy I Could Take to Mexico
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2008, 01:42:07 PM »
Just add my voice to the choir. I was very delighted to finally meet Santi.

Not only was he very beneficial to have around, he is a delight in his own right.

Creighton honey, you are a lucky guy.


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~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline anniebc

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Re: Best Guy I Could Take to Mexico
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2008, 05:21:09 PM »
Best Guy I Could Take to Mexico

Amen to that...just remember what I told you guys... ;)

Love and hugs
Jan :-*
Never knock on deaths door..ring the bell and run..he really hates that.

Offline Curtis

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Re: Best Guy I Could Take to Mexico
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2008, 02:46:04 PM »
Creighton and I have been observers of each other's love lives for maybe......five years now?  Lots of mis-steps, similar mistakes made again, the usual stuff.  I can think of a couple of times when my friends did not like who I was dating, which should have spoke volumes to me and didn't. 

That your friends DO like who you're dating Creighton says a lot. 

Best wishes my friend.
Probable infection: 1993
Tested poz: 10/4/1995

Much time passes.....

Worst labs in 2009: CD4 20, CD4% 3, VL 9000.
10/1/09: Ziagen, Icentress, Intelence.
11/30/09: CD4 42, CD4% 6, VL undetectable.

Hooray! :-)


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