in black….’got caught in my first procession of the season….buncha kids in black robes/hoods….not a good sign for one who’s not ‘doing’ Seman Satan this year…thanks to HBT, I’ve got a hideout on the river across from Gualan(Zacapa way)…a pig gets it in the neck, i get some ‘quiet time’ …..and maybe the little procession there for Semana Satan will seem ‘picturesque’..given enough rum,probably so..and we’ re losing some folks, headed back for the YouEss of A…Alabama Bob is going back, ostensibly to consider work…or not…and one by one, the ‘snow birds’ who bring their annual wackiness plus laughs/decent conversations, are….damn…I’ll miss ‘em all…
Casbah’s new ‘pub’, downstairs where Djinn used to be and which has been vacant for a while?…nicely converted to a cozy bar, with a hammered(distressed)brass top…opening night…opens at 11am for the hungover crowd, not sure when it closes but they’re open all week except mondays…might work…’hammered/distressed’ might apply to a few locals…take Hap, for instance, who took off for Roatan(with the black eye he picked up here a few nights/mornings ago, kissing the cobblestones..
cobblestones? why do we have tumulos/speed bumps for cobblestone streets? paved roads, I got it…kinda like another question about the clock over the Arch…while four clocks and who winds them? and how big is the $#@! key?
Shaun et al getting their new Pit Stop put together, in spite of the usual lackadaisical(no flowers)attitude of the Guate workers..steal/copy an idea…english muffins with black beans, an egg and ?
some kinda tall/slinky brunette..six feet tall, doing a mini-foto shoot on north 5th…tight black jeans, boots…killer…and expensive..
Andy, our resident mime, doing his thing on 5th, without white face (paint)almost didn’t recognize him…the beggar woman who hangs out by El Portal? crying this morning…her husband died…who knew she was married? and what kinda home life?
and the high point of my day? being awakened from my afternoon siesta by the guard at the gate with the news that Marbel and her sister(Carla)were here…whoooee baby!…it was great to see Miss M again…and she’s in need of a job and a place to stay…got idea’s? i’ve got her #…(I wish)
manana? St Patrick’s Day, as if a lot of folks needed another excuse to get hammered…o, it’s St Patrick’s Day..gimme a double Jameson’s….I’m outa here monday for a day/night of ‘field research’….looking for the ‘Perfessers’ long lost stone in the cane fields of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa…right…hey, I found specific directions…what could possibly go wrong?