this really isn’t news, since the Vice-Prez came to town Monday and stripped…no, kicked Da Mayor outa the Party…next day, La Prensa article…oops…28.6 million quetzals gonzo…roughly 40 grand, more or less…not really ‘go to Mexico’ money…Adolfo..dude…
the sun/venus/earth thingy went off without a hitch…what is it, every 160 years? gotta ask the Mayan astronomers, if you can find one: the calendars are a bit big and bulky for the kitchen wall.
actually had a ‘street person’ aka gringo in the park ask me for ‘spare change’ today….brought back memories of living in San Francisco…I passed and later saw him washing up in one of the smaller fountains..there’s at least one female street person already here…maybe they can ‘find’ each other…shake the spare change cup (Burger King) and bring good ol North American authenticity to town…speaking of SF, my new CA drivers license arrived…so? the last time i was in SF i was too chicken to rent a car….outa practice, reflexes, bum hearing…no, not that kind of ‘bum’ hearing…my left ear took a shot a few years ago doing stupid stuff in the pool at Dos Mundos: that’s why if you see me with a little ear-bud like thing sticking outa my left ear it means that I’m either in contact with satellites or the Mother Ship.
yeah, this is lame…maybe more, later if i’m sufficiently roused to go out again..later as the rain kicked in…O’lot for happy hour w/most of the usual suspects…weird going outside to the sidewalk for a cigarette…it is what it is, folks…the Butt Patrol is every where…Carla B, back from her recent cross country trip in the States, off to the Lake tomorrow..dos Reilly’s…quiet..Marbel the Marvelous winding up her shift, Nicky Z and lady friend sampling the food..Sobremesa doing a decent dinner crowd, Fusion waiting…the next door thing still not ready for prime time but it’s closer than ever..maybe this month, assuming that the inspectors/licenses are obtained(Adolfo..are you in this deal?) and yet another new place opening on 4th calle, a few doors east/uphill of Sobremesa..painters painting, etc..optimism, the triumph of hope over experience, yet again in Antigua..
Nelson Lunding…working gigs 6 nights a week and still has time to teach piano at the new American Academy? yep…good on ya, mate…’aussie talk’
let’s see/count..I’ve opened the cheapo 25q umbrella three times now…that gives me another 10 or so before it goes kablooie…like some women i’ve dated, some would say…ah…the booklet, Our Man? went to Kindle and Kindle-Europe today…Amazon/Europe last week…the latest locally printed version, assuming that Frener and Co produce it on a reasonable schedule, due out here next week..