Father. Husband. Son. Brother. Kid from the East San Fernando Valley becomes comic book creator, novelist, concept artist, storyboard artist, instructor, worshiper of classic Spielberg and Lucas, fanatic of all things dinosauria, Los Angeles sports teams fan, enjoyer of tacos up and down the West Coast, Kurosawa and Hitchcock sycophant, driver of fast European cars, inherent resister of authority, and graduate of Art Center College of Design.
This is a Costa Rican Tamale, which I had today for breakfast at my parent's house. It was made from scratch by my brother's mother-in-law, Dona Eliett. Wrapped in a banana leaf, this baby features veggies, chicken and goes great with coffee during the Christmas season.
These type of tamales are Central American in style, with the more familiar Mexican tamales being housed in a corn husk, these tamales are more...Mayan style, if that makes any sense. From the Yukatan on down through Central America, this is what the tamales are like. A little further North in Mexico, they appear with the corn husk and less veggies, but still good too!
So, La Liga, which is from alajuela, Costa Rica, the town where my family is from, won the title last night on penalty kicks! No youtube videos of that match yet, but here's some highlights from 2012 to keep you happy until then!
You may think, "Costa Rica's a nice, peaceful country. Their soccer rivalries couldn't be that bad?"
I found this on the web. I don't know who did it, but wow is this cool! I need to mention that I have the Dewback and Stormtrooper at home, they are made by Sideshow toys, but I saw this and thought it was the coolest thing in the world. Today.