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as regards my mental status…for whatever reason, the casita has produced/hatched a plethora (squadrons)of mosquitos…can’t speak about the zancudos, whatever they are, but the net effect is a return to the use of those o so brain-damaging ‘mosquito coils’…you know, the Autan brand of the purple coils that you’re not supposed to touch or inhale…ergo, if i seem a little more ‘off’ than usual, if that’s possible, don’t blame it on the bossanova…a cheap high, yes…Duane once said, after i showed up one morning looking particularly wasted, that malaria was a better option..as I’m inclined to write(sic)in shorts, the buggers are having lunch as i write..correction…i write while wearing shorts…would these be ‘short stories?’ a double shot of Geritol and some Ginko Biloba mixed with Viagra..’helps me remember just what the f….k i was doing..musical chairs at Ocelot night…Ron on sax, followed later by Hector/Nelson and ? P-gea’s new lounge doing some biz…Ixnay not…everywhere else doin’ tables,even Cafe Flor…La Esquina hosting a gig for Ninos de Gautemala and a good turnout…when i mentioned that i was leaving before the Wet T-Shirt Contest, Matt B showed me his…t-shirt…gawd..the concept/visual…asked Eduardo where Lou was…’she’s working at Angie Angies…who knew? I’m obviously outa that loop..and a few others, as well..more meds, i s’pose..Robt de Oro and Ed in the park..Ed’s in town for a short break from the river project, relating how some local chickens ran wild during a storm this week, into the woods and breaking their necks..hey..just keeping abreast of things..chicken-breasts-ok, fine..Da Vinci’s street side sign down…folks moving their goods/furniture outa the attached units in back..’almost rented the house in back once..great rooms but too big for moi…nope, didn’t ‘do’ Ladies Night’ at El Muro…my favorite dress wasn’t back from the cleaners…new bartender-ess at O’lot…Lisa’s having a going away bash at El Shaman tomorrow night…Angie Angie has something, and a few others also penciled in..i forget…more ginko biloba/viagra..CRS is me..(can’t remember shit)…embassy folks in the City wondering about the ‘shutdown’…if so, they’re furloughed..and don’t collect unemployment..the US is becoming more of a Banana Republic than Honduras..and Trump’s serious about running for Prez? what’s worse is that folks are taking this seriously..H Ross Perot for VP? where’s the rum?

more ATM stories/rumors…Peter the G hit…Eric aka Broken Stone hit…rumor #1…BAM’s clients, locals…are reporting losses…Rumor#2..Denmark is  or is about to block ATM transactions from Guatemala..and I assume that only applies to Denmark based cards..Rumor #3…Visa, on their own action/volition, began issuing new cards a month or so ago,to those living in Guatemala or at least being here for a period of time…and again, a tip of the panama and a big thank you to Sr Maldonaldo Erbsen of Credomatic for stepping up…his suggestions were/are ‘workable’ and in line with many that have been suggested by Bill of the American Legion…they work for we residents but for tourists? ooh..not unless they read or hear about this and take steps/actions..Semana Santa should be a virtual reality ‘gold mine’ for the cyberfuckers from wherever they are now..please, BAC…do something proactive before then…a warning sign, unplug the ATM’s…the loss of transaction fees isn’t worth the bad press that’s already piling up: yes, the bank takes it on the chin for poor security…blame it on Pablo Escobar..no, wait..he’s dead…but stand up and say…’We’re doing something…anything is better than nothing’…as in the Muni mopes here..where are they on this issue? Brendan B had a cynical answer to that…Adolfo and the Gang wants Antigua to go down/under…a return to the calmer quieter days of the Inquisition? no, not quite…kill the bar biz and the night life..damn, that’s cynical but that’s Brendan…and thanks to JR for the very explicit ‘security issues of Guatemalan banks’…gotta go…the fumes are…more later..see you around town later

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friday morning update…a very good note back from the manager of Credomatic Guate..he’s doing what he can and I have the hunch that there’s gonna be some changes made sooner, if not quicker..this is not your usual ‘banker in  pinstripes’…i’m impressed and i’ve worked for and as a ‘suit’…’damned sure would’t want to have to come to his office with excuses..

no..it didn’t happen at church…it happened on/in the Pangea/Ocelot patio tonight, with Pangea celebrating the opening of the new lounge…yes, I’d originally poo-poo’ed it but i be wrong, rum-breath…place packed!…with one minor exception(yep, IxNay..no, Ixcot)Franklin checking in on the Whiskey Den, which is making it, despite the odds…90% of all small businesses don’t make it. Fernando the Chocolate King there with wife..went by his shop on 7th post the AL Library for a dab of chocolate…on the counter? a new variety of half white/half brown…’the Michael Jackson’ bar..gotta love his humor(i do)  ..AyRobot closed tonight..go by…

ah..comics…Donald Duck, Maggie and Jiggs(o so un PC) and Daddy Warbucks/Punjab…nothing changes,does it? R. Crumb/Suzy Creamcheese..’wish them success/luck/support…great idea..DV slowly being dismantled..went by the new location and…whew…$$$ spent but Luis Miguel finally has a ‘blank slate’ to work with, after 15 years at the existing spot…all new kitchen/baths/electric/roof deck..A Bell at the door of F2…Karla working..good to see her..Dona Leonora doing a big dinner crowd..Tartine’s? zero..El Caz moderate, Dos Reilly’s doing just fine..passed Barb/friend walking off their dinner at Vino y Queso and from where they had to walk, that’s more than just a stroll(hike) Piano Mike celebrating birthday(i didn’t ask)and playing Ocelot 2nd shift…in/out of the recording studio, doing all ‘original’ songs..who knew? five, so far..go PM..AppleTiser still trying to break/grab market share in town..had a stand at the P/O patio, which included a shot of Absolut…helps kill the taste, i s’pose..I like Pangea’s new lounge area…feels like just the right size…no empty tables for dinner,either..

the old bar at DV...gonzo

 

 ‘had a word with Ana Victoria at Citibank…the PC’s are on wireless…she’s not sure about the ATM, which is a 5B rented machine..Diebold does all their maintenance…weird rumor, semi-substantiated (waiting for further word) that Denmark is freezing all ATM transactions with Guatemala…perfect..more great news for INGUAT and no, El Supremo of Credomatic has not returned my email..Gaia having live music tonight..sounded good in the street..Cashbar empty at 8 plus..Hector sitting with diners, doing what he does o so very well..schmoozing..

the weekend’s approaching…getcher rest…from the number of events,you’re gonna need it.

my bank

 

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