If things get any slower/quieter in town there’s gonna be tumbleweeds blowin’ thru the streets..wait…Guate doesn’t have tumbleweeds, do they? damfew eateries doin’ biz and most of those had TV’s that served as entertainment…except for Caffe Bourbon with PM&M playing/singin’…a class act for a class joint..Las Palmas with a group, Chez Chris doing a couple of tables, dos Reilly’s quiet…upper 5th? aside from the Mime with his flaming torches act, it was an all Fridas night…closed doors for Cashbar, Studio 35, Sangre…Hector’s doing some tables..the Sunday Night Pub Quiz at Ocelot more lightly attended than usual…por que? Queso y Vino doing the SUV/security guard crowd tonight…gotta get me one of those L.L.Bean fishing vests..better than a Beretta, i’m thinkin’..image is everything.
‘received an interesting ‘comment’ of this site this morning regarding the Roatan Affair…now I’m perplexed but that’s hardly new…passed it on to a player/principle for comments..thank you Bill S and Korey D for your insights on the ‘have gun & not travel’ questions…i’m coming around to my first prezidential election here…is it really on for next Sunday? ‘been told that the army and cops are somewhat restrained/kept on a short leash and also that liquor sales aren’t happening that day, but what the hell do i know?
and a major tip of the panama to Robto de Oro for ‘taking care of business’…and he’s s’posed to be back in a month or so..ah…the Antigua ‘expose’….
run it thru your Google translator or whatever else works…it raises some wierd questions…and it was great shooting…oops, wrong verb, the breeze with Fred Haywood and JEH by the park this morning..two of my favorite ‘characters’ in this town…they read, they think…i.e, the lights are on and someone’s home’..get him to Santa Fe, Cath…’wondering how the publishing biz in town is…suspect there’s some sizeable ‘accounts receivable’ stacking up…and hat’s off to Que Pasa for their new launch in Cuzco/Peru…Machu Pichu is a perennial tourist destination and Cuzco is the entrance…’should be fine but it’s a helluva drive from here…nah, per KP they’ve got good people there..it’s a bold move but it makes sense: Gautemala/tourism is off and shows no sign of recovery in the foreseeable future. What press/news that comes outa here isn’t exactly heart-warming, favorable or even neutral and with a week to go before the elections, who knows what kinda hi-jinks, dirty tricks or random acts of violence will be played out? Being Mexico’s butt-boy/next door neighbor with a porous border doesn’t augur well for any serious attempt at curtailing the dope biz…too much money, too few morals..just a new set of snouts in the trough, sucking up the slops…cynical? skeptical? the events of a few weeks ago here in one of the ‘safest’ cities of Guatemalo and the lack of action by anyone, other than speeches, promises and cover your ass etc…don’t get me wrong: I like it here…its a fairy tale with cobblestones.