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Fine…it’s Thankgiving Day in Gautemala: the breezes are up, as am I…a few things to do today, before the gringo dinner later in the day..’starting to look like a return to El Salvador on Monday or Tuesday and wrap up that disjointed road trip(see previous), take some more car parts for Cuba via John and get those assignments done….after that, back to the chilly nights of San Cristobal de las Casas for a week(and wrap up THAT assignment)..

 

I never know whether ask for breasts or thighs at Thanksgiving

no news out of Honduras, other than Mel is pouting in the Brazilian embassy and Michelletti is playing him like a violin: gee, no elections this month? how about December?  right…their terms expire in January…or does something change with Michelletti’s deal? Mel, the poor man’s Joe Stalin wannabe.

enjoy yourself(someone’s gotta)la vida es corte..disfrutalo!

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Quick…identify the following and tell me which one is the dummy?

Dummy#1Dummy#2

 

 

 

 

 

Dummy #1 is our pal, Maximon, whose birthday celebrations went this week..there’s a piece on the Examiner site called ‘Mortars at Midnight’ , which should give you an idea of how I”ve spent my week..as for Dummy#2…still holed up in the Brazilian embassy and smoking something that’s eating his brain. Let’s count the ways he’s being played with. 1. The congress must approve his reinstatement, but only 20% of the congress is gonna follow the party line. 2. Assuming he gets over that hurdle, and the elections are scheduled for the end of November…right, as if. You’ve got some serious logistical problems, like printing ballots, the polling places, who’s gonna watch over the circus(Jimmmmy Carter, where are you?) and so on…the likelihood of Door #1  actually getting passed is ‘slim and none’….the likelihood of Door#2 is equally far-fetched. Mel….they’re playing with you, dontcha get it? then again, now that he’s in-country and waving the cowboy hat, he’s stuck with the hand he dealt himself.  Alas, poor Honduras…tourism down 70%, aid programs cut off, visas revoked for the politicians and what’s next? Ortega hasn’t said a word, Hugo isn’t pontificating and the Castro brothers are being very quiet. Mel smells…of failure.

if you care, I’ve been bonking out mayan/jade/maximon crap all week…www.examiner.com/x-22480-central-america-travel-examiner   considering the work/pay ratio, I’m probably dummy#3

Sunday, off to Sumpango…sounds almost like sumbitch..in Mayan…for the annual Day of the Dead massive/huge/gigantic kite flying expo, where they fly the suckers in hopes of contacting dead/departed family who are up there waiting(and laughing)…yes, I’ve been warned about pickpockets and no, I’m not taking anything valuable, including my mind.

and maybe, just maybe, on Monday I’ll have the final piece of the puzzle for my residency papers, if they don’t change the regulations over the weekend: this week it was a different size photo and a copy of ALL the pages in your passport, not just the first two. I’m good to go, on both counts, thanks to a ‘heads up’ from Rick, who just went thru the hoops sideways.  May I go to my room now? a long week…you get up and go to the 1 am festivities, stay til 4am and then come back at noon for the luncheon for Max…and yes, I did contribute two bottles of Johnny Walker Red: I don’t know why THIS congregation can’t settle for cheap cane liquor, like the rest of ’em do..zzzzz

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halloween, guatemalan-style, is slowly creeping its way here…yes, the Posado Don Carlos has their decorations up and as of yesterday, the Casbah on 5t here in Antigua had posters up…

what? no guns or drugs?

what? no guns or drugs?

somehow, it won’t feel the same without guns or drugs on Halloween…to hell with the gorras, whatever those are and if I can’t wear my sombrero, I ain’t goin’ anyway…

the latest TACA uniform has me thinking of flying them soon…maybe on the return leg from El Salvador…

definitely first class

definitely first class

and last and perhaps least…you know that I’ve been swilling California wine for decades/eras/eons…the move to Guatemala last year has had its moments and getting used to the lack of my favorite Sonoma/Napa vintages has been trying…yes, I’ve found a few bottles here and there, but they’re usually ‘corked’  or somehow affected by the move/shipping. The transition to Argentinian and Chilean brands has been one of constant trial and error, sipping and spitting, daring and swearing, like the Mondavi Cab I paid $50 for and threw out…however, those days are behind me…

The last two bottles in town, at least until Thursday

The last two bottles in town, at least until Thursday

 Ho Ho Honduras…Mel, you cowboy…hanging out in the Brazilian embassy and issuing ultimatums..as if anyone outside your circle of bums is listening…last week, he said things were to be settled by Monday(and this is Sunday)….stamp your cowboy boots, tweak the Joe Stalin mustache and go back to Nicaragua….or Venezuela and supervise the loading and transport of the marching powder flights into Honduras..get something done: you’re losing market share and credibility…dude.

 

 

 

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