for whatever reason I started looking upwards this week…and began noticing video cameras at various intersections in town…someone (Lily the Newspaper Lady) told me that they’ve been up for three months…duh..thanks, Lily. No, I have no idea (typical)if they actually working, who’s watching and if the tapes go straight to DVD…one might suspect that DA Mayor turned his camera off, sound also, inside his office or should have…nope, no further word on his ‘predicament’..or post-dicament..the post will be a bit more..uh..$$$-wise
White Wedding? cue Billy Idol and turn the sound up! where the hell is Billy? working cruise ships and indian casinos? age is a terrible thing but it beats the other option..that said, our own Miss Antigua in Exile is returning next month…she’s getting married in a very small/private ceremony here to what appears to be a very nice/sweet guy from Canada. If your memory cells are going clickety click,you might remember her as coming to town with the pirate we knew as John Wilbur…right! Elle Patille, ex-Playboy model, beautiful person and so on…the date is next month, August 18th and for those of you who might be wanting to climb aboard the Booze Bus for the after-party, catch up on your sleep and take those B-12 shots now…I’m somehow involved and no…this will not..repeat NOT be another Xaviera Hollander type fiasco…ack…the Beast from Twenty Thousand Fathoms..
the latest version of Our Man in Antigua-stan is up for review on Amazon/Kindle earlier..bigger(65 pages vs the original 40)and now with…drum roll! CamTur, Board of Tourism, gave me their thumbs up/endorsement this week…hey..it beats the other hot news of Guatemala this week..”Child Molester Found At Lake Atitlan”…if you/yours/distant relatives are interested(no, not about child stuff) go to www.createspace.com/3755222 and punch in the ol credit/debit card #’s
I had extra expenses this week and need the $$…from my nocturnal wanderings and talking with various merchants, I’m not the only one in this very leaky rowboat. Try counting tourists in the Park or the skeletonized tour groups…this summer is looking skinny and its only half over. ’Skeletonized?”…they wish…how the hell do Americans get so goddamned fat? yeah, i know that a large draw for the cruceros/cruise shippers is the ‘buffet’…looks to me like that they’ve really got to work at putting on the pounds..”ok, just another splash of the hot fudge…I really shouldn’t but we are on vacation.” From what, KFC? These folks don’t shop at Big N Tall…they’re steady customers at Boise Tent and Awning…ok, fine..off the sap box…yeah, sap, not soap…go out and make news tonight: the weekend is here whether you like it or not.