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almost, not quite….the immigration process is slowly(surprise)taking a bit longer…yes, I’ve got the official form stapled to my passport but now they(whoever they are)want to know my height in meters, another B&W passport size photo(on matte paper), a copy of a utility bill and a copy of my rental contract…hmm…only another 90 days, so by Christmas(hopefully this year)…do these folks work for the IRS? its just the same slow-death-by-water-torture process, but since I’ve become acclimated(thanks to gin and assorted pharmaceuticals)I really don’t care…o yes..my visa runs out by November 9th or so…but I”ll be going out of the country before then, one way or the other(and collect a new visa/stamp)

Just in from a few pops at Kafka, around the corner…I was walking by and noticed their new pool table, with a racked array set up for 9 ball…I took a double-take, and re-versed…yep, 9 ball..and then ran into Peter Glover…so I stayed for a few games, paid outrageously for a ‘corkage fee’ because they didn’t have any gin(and I had a bottle in the bolsa)….the manager was having a problem with alcohol stains on the cloth(wasn’t me)and as voices began to raise in volume, I slipped out..what the manager doesn’t realize or know is that within a week any pooltable will have cigarette burns and whiskey stains…tis the nature of the beasts that habituate those kinds of places..had he been thinkin’, he’d a bought another round and been glad that he had customers with money. Unlike Bodhi Masaya, which closed this week and Bistrot Cinq which is running 2/1 specials for food and liquor….when a class joint/operation like BC runs specials to drag in clients, given their location, you know that the grim finger of slowness has descended…they’re overstaffed and I suspect that a few will be given their notices shortly….will the pregnant door-lady get the ax? just when I had the bartender whipped into shape for martini’s…screw…how about some gratuitous photos of people we don’t know but wish we did?

 

Oktober Fest approaches

Oktober Fest approaches

It’s a weak link/connection but that’s how it is…there might be more amusing stuff on the www.examiner.com/x-22480-guatemala-travel-examiner  page but it’s tamer…film at 11

 

 

 

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