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Posts Tagged ‘Venetian Masked Ball’

quoting Robt aka Plumb Bob Wheat..referring to our little home-town…’not sure what triggered the phrase but sometimes it fits…whew…dueling marimba bands circled around the fountain in central park, amplifiers and all…our Mime, on 5ta norte, captivating the usual crowd…he’ll be a part of next fridays’ Venetian Masked Ball…starts a 6pm, GST, San Jose el Viejo…parking at Porta Hotel nearby…masks? gotta have one  to get in but there’ll be some at the door(with last minute tickets)…

whew…I don’t have to beat my meat tonight or tomorrow…drum roll…now that i’m barbecuing again..ok, Mr Austin, ‘grilling’ and i’m buying local meat…it’s usually kinda tough and meat tenderizer helps…what did you think i meant? i was gonna use the little hammer and pound the steaks a bit..

per Piano Mike, who’s playing at Caffe Bourbon tonight, the problem with the license to play music has been solved…the multa paid, the license obtained and the music goes on..some of her neighbors, who’ve complained, probably won’t be happy about this..

Maggie M, Queen Bee of El Portal and other  places…presiding over a table of eight or so chapins in the Ocelot patio…the elegant Gina C and Flors’ sister on their usual  chairs at El Portal…probably waiting for Flor/Dasha to meet up when she closes.

and a perfect evening…blue skies, xlnt temperature, the town crowded with very tasty Capitalinas: they’re getting the Costa Rica tica jeans/slacks concept: tight enough so that one can tell if a coin in the back pocket is heads or tails..answer: tails..’heard via the ‘vine that Carla B is gonna be in town this coming thursday: a good reason to celebrate.

the ‘bookette’? moving off the shelves of a few local retailers…more to come, next week, when i pick up the latest print run on Monday…i think they(the printers)called about 5pm but it and they can wait til Moanday…i like the addition of the little gold stickers..’Five Stars!’ Amazon.com…yeah, it’s true…not one, but two 5 star reviews and another on Smashwords..the 2nd Edition has shipped, at least from the print plant on the right coast to the Florida P.O…it’ll linger there for a week while Caniz jacks me around and thence here…per the folks at Epicure, the sea shipment of books outa be arriving in a week or so..

Sobremesa’s Alex is getting married next weekend…Saturday…yeah, i’m goin’..the VMB Friday night, a wedding on Saturday…’went by El Muro earlier to drop off the last poster for the VMB…damn, Max has the tastiest bar wenches in town..way too young to be seen with, at least for me but a man can dream and thanks to a fresh container of meat tenderizer, i don’t have to beat my meat…the fire is laid for later(and I won’t be)the sunset is perfect and the patio calls…have a great weak end…this place is perfect. 

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who would’ve imagined an afternoon/early evening sprinkle? not me, obviously, having left umbrella #5 behind at Bangalore Bobs..’ran into a made-up/sparkling version of Briele Miel Duflon on her way to the the park for photos…damned near didn’t recognize her…false eyelashes and the whole kit/caboodle…tres chic and damn good looking..with/without, kinda like frosting on a cake..

thank you, John Rexer et al…the ‘distribution network’ is 99% complete..25 copies a week, no mas..here, there and so on…Ricardo of Tabacos y Vinos at the helm of his usual nightly semi-party…Jean-Marc! don’t usually see him at T&V but there he was..Gabi A, doing TV..television, not transvestites..for a promo for the VMB, coming soon..next friday…buy a ticket, see the show, marvel at the costumes and laugh when I try to be moderate…no, the moderator…I can do this…trust me, i’m a trained professional..

Alex Ferrar of Sobremesa and Helados Exoticos? tying the knot…i.e, getting married next weekend, on the 18th…jeez..weddings…been a long time since i’ve been to one…they bring back weird flashbacks..Mario B of Johnny’s Place got hitched recently..Jann’s s’posed to be doing it(getting married)…is there something in the air or the water?maybe i’m just old and septical..no, skeptical…probably both..after 3.5 times, you know…

interesting conversations at O’lot tonight..jail experiences..maybe i started it by dredging up my own apprehension by the FBI…a long long time ago..and i paid my ‘debt to society’…Plumb Bob had some funny experiences same-o same o…a different crowd tonight..Bruce of PV, Michael T, John Rexer, Nicolas of Fish, Robto/Barb,Mario and then this guy rides his motorcycle into the Whisky Den..WTF? is there a bike’s only parking place in there?  Jerome of Travel Menu dashing in, between sprinkles…a quiet damp evening…La Pena del Sol and Las Palmas doing the group dinners…5th norte semi active..

Bull!  hope the pork chops got delivered…i’m gonna pop for the bbq tomorrow…the recycled car wheel on legs..just the right size for a rack of lamb, ribs or a small dog…

‘ordered the shipment of the 2nd Edition today…let’s see..3 days to the Florida P.O. Box..it sits there a week while Caniz screws around with Customs..here in two weeks and thence to the printer..bigger, better and tastier..whiter than white and a little dab will do ya…right..the 1st Edition will be history by then..as will all of us, eventually…go out and do something memorable, while there’s still time…this is all there is, i.e, have you ever seen a luggage rack on a hearse?

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