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(no rum)….but that can be soon remedied and probably will. The world-wide recession/depression/evaporation of a lotta money seems to have hit Antigua, at last..we’ve been sheltered per being the prime week-end destination for the country’s folks with $$ and the cruise ships are still bringing in buses full of dazed well-nourished white folks with name tags but I”m noticing ‘specials’, discounts and fewer employees here and there: I suspect that everyone is waiting for the economic kick in the ass that November/December will hopefully bring…

no adventures/mis-adventures to report: life has become routine but I suspect my wandering genes/need for visual stimulation will rise up soon. Work has had me in its evil grip, discipline has reared its ugly head and the Ex.com gig has expanded…www.examiner.com/x-22480-central-america-examiner is now the plan…as one of my friends remarked, its like being named a vice-president at some bank…title but no perks…or $$…and I don’t even get a parking space, but I do have more territory/articles to cover…will I stay out of strip clubs? probably not…will I continue to….probably…the relationship with she of the infectious laugh has intensified, so I do have that looking over my shoulder(because I’d be stupid to screw it up)and I have advanced degrees in Stupid Behavior, and Dumb Moves already. …

Hector’s back, with Rebecca and working on the new restaurant. Thor has left for China. Something new is opening on 5ta Norte, half a block from the park. The sidewalks are being smoothed out and I saw a vacuum/street sucker truck this week…progress arrives! The street beggars are doing okay, the Mormons have left town and I suppose that this month will bring dead stuff…preparations for the end of the month Day of the Dead festivities…we need more carnivals!

This could be a great ride

This could be a great ride

I couldn’t resist(apparently) being salacious…

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Right…let’s milk it for all its worth(assuming there is any worth)…I read today of Somali pirates…they charge for expenses on top of the ransom money…waaay cool and very business-like..and they don’t release the ship for the payment of expenses only and they average $2MilUSD per…can we hire these guys as consultants? Let them flog the health care program or Britney’s latest tour…on other fronts, Tropical Storm Fellatio is ‘lashing Hawaii’….hmm, nasty visual.

Random thoughts(so to speak)…are nuns creatures of habit? if a flower dies and then comes back, is that reincarnation?

Xaviera Hollander is coming here in February for eight days…o christ…can Antigua survive this? do any of us care?  will we make a serious dent in Rexer’s Illegal Mezcal? will she bring me hash?…o god, please…

seen on 5ta norte….a few more water-colorists, apparently taking advantage of the latest inswell of turistas…’having lived in tourist towns for the last 40 years or so, I understand the need for folks to bring money to the locals(to keep the town green, the wheels turning and so on)but…I resent the sucking up of the the bandwidth and slower internet access…I know, in a month they’re gone…take a deep breath.

One last vignette about Copan…there aren’t any shoe-shine kids begging for a buck. The local service club, Rotary, went out and bought three shoe-shine stands, Shinola and new brushes…gave classes…a big PASS….’we don’t need any stinkin’ shoe-shine boxes.’…weird shit, no?  Did they shine on the Rotary or was it just a brush-off?  did they know shit from Shinola?…obviously the ‘travel meds’ for my twisted ankle have taken hold: forgive me lord, for I have shined.

Mayan ladies preparing for the sacrifice

Mayan ladies preparing for the sacrifice

And last, as Ophelia Later would say….God’s gonna get ya…these missionaries are serious about it: I turned down a job working for the church last week: they had an opening for a missionary position but I said I was tired of that.

We have news for you...listen up

We have news for you...listen up

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