someone in the park suggested that I needed potassium to counter/offset the muscle cramp in my left leg…fine. ‘Bodegona outa bananas, so I took the next best route…Oxaforte….yeah, it also contains codeine so my leg is getting the best of both worlds…if a little is good, is more…better?
I heard of the poetry reading at Cafe No Se tonight…first it was at 6pm, then 6:30 and then 7pm…fueled by copious amounts of Ilegal Mezcal, piano by Seth Monfort…gawd…I can only imagine the place by 9pm, but medicine/self-dosing raised its’ ugly head…well…let’s just say that I got as far as Dyslexia earlier and limped back to Ocelot for the usual 5pm gathering of increasing inebriated…no, ‘sparkling conversations’….’dripping’ and ‘as long as there’s a pulse’ were the buzzwords…Neil of Micho’s? whew, his lady friend…and took the accolades for his superior steaks(rib eyes)…go road-test one and see if you’re not convinced that they’re superb..I’m not usually a fan of Guate beef, as I think that Nicaragua has the best in Central America..but with Micho’s…damned good..
Bob aka Whole Wheat still on the fence about next week’s road trip…there’s this day known as Valentine’s…and if you’re in a relationship and space this/that day, you’re paying later, with interest accruing…and thanks, Reid, for the many happy memories/mammarries of the Del Rey in San Jose….mammaries? spel chuck it…’glad to know that I’m not the only dipper in that pond.
and we’re losing another long-time Antigueno, John Korte: married to a long time Antiguena who owns serious hotels here and the Lake? found his ‘spot’ in Panama..by the beach, and bailing….these are two great people who brought something to the table in Antigua….they’ll be missed and the IQ level of town just went down several points, as well as the ‘class/style quotient’.
Surprise! in the mail, at Caniz this morning was the February/Amazon proof copy of Our Man…yeah, the 12th or 13th edition….great back cover quotes and a fresh quote, price-wise from Copia Fiel….Frener et al keeps coming up with great new excuses for why they’re not…etc, etc..
c’mon, potassium….is one more ok, safety-wise? am i going to be operating heavy machinery tonight? If i called now, I could cancel her ‘house call’…and this is the 9th and last day of candles for the departed Dobie, Kayla..RIP, old girl..a replacement has been found from AWARE but she’s half the size but with the same coloring..welcome to the finca, chica…this has got to be ‘dog paradise’…
tomorrow night, at Cafe No Se, is a staff blow-out for the Ilegal Mezcal crews…’should be highly entertaining, so if you’re in the ‘hood, stop in for …..bring a seatbelt..and the return of another ‘snowbird’ Barb the K…who left early last year for some serious medical stuff..surgery/chemo…all we’re missing is Joe Collins of Houses to Homes..