they’re back! all of a sudden the streets are filled with tourists! you remember them, right? white folks in shorts…WTF? who cares? Sobremesa says he’s getting a slice of the Christian action(and some of them even drink).
Ron Fortin, one of our few remaining musicians (Mr Sax) leaves this Wednesday for two weeks…oddly, he and Lex Cargo didn’t know each other but that was solved…’maybe when Ron returns, he’ll ‘do’ the Cargo Room…and no, I won’t disclose where Lex was last night, getting an ice cream to go…he said it would ruin his image…more importantly, to me at least, is that Tracy’s back from Reno and working at Ocelot..
ranting/rankled and swearing at local realtors was the keynote of Happy Hour at the ‘Lot last night…Jerome(he said to use his name) thoroughly disgusted with local real estate rental agents refusing to show certain properties, not showing up, doing the ‘ol bait and switch’ routine for favored rentals…said he’s been trying to see one particular house for four months, without avail/access…if our two main agencies treat locals like this, how the hell are visitors treated…one wonders, one does..gotta use the ‘grapevine’ i guess..
Tom aka Richard Petty is supposedly getting the Cougar aka the Beige Bomb repainted….the front end, where the recently imported head light fits…why? what’s a l ittle black primer paint in Guatemala? I guess when all is ready (dry) the Plan might be to take another load of old gray gringos up the Pacific coast and look for trouble.
ah…tourists! ‘heard some some businesses (eateries)had been eating it numbers-wise for July…significant numbers, too…Casbah? looks like they’re doing interior stuff…murals…’wierd how places change in this town…they come/they go/languish…hey, its the times and the times are sucking all over the planet…no $$$ except in private hands, the drug biz is the 3rd or 4th largest economy…how much stashed? 21 trillion..some say 32 trillion..figure 25 trillion, the size of the US and Japan’s economy put together..who cares? just bring some to Antigua and spread it around.