I just bought a PS4 and Tracy had me cancel the order. *m@f$%ksht@@! She says video games are ruining the family. I bust my ass off all year long yet I can't ruin my own family?
Sometime last month I walked into the small Chinese grocery store, you know, the one by the alley on Palmar Road. Anyway, I noticed that the Coca Cola refrigerator just disappeared. It made the place look empty and dark. Come to think of it, all the lights were off. Maybe energy saving light bulbs just ain't saving much these days. Now they cram the sugar water with the frozen chickens and other sorts.
And today, they hung out their clothes, baby walker and all, right out front for the world to see. It's kinda hard to step inside now. This economy!
Some fellow swims by while we're photographing a wedding in San Pedro.
We're poor right now. There's nothing in the refrigerator. Nothing to spread that butter on. After a hard day's work, water will satisfy the appetite. Bon appetit.
It's not always bright and sunny on the island. This was the scene from the boat as we headed back to the mainland one Monday morning. Don't be dumb, of course it's Photoshopped. But only a wee bit.
I really don't know how to feel about this. For the second time this week, some kid comes ringing on the door. He comes on a bicycle selling popcorn. Does he bag them individually or you bring your cup and he scoops it in? I wonder, who in the world would want to buy popcorn? I'd buy tomatoes and stuff but popcorn? I'm here trying to figure out complex business problems and somebody's on the street just wanting to sell popcorn. I think I want to help the kid out but I feel terrible because I don't really want popcorn, what I really want is four ipods for $30BZ each.
Never stop hustling.
UPDATE: We gave in today. Caesar says "it's good".
It's the last thing I ought to be doing and it's exactly what I am doing. Superjasonito dropped by yesterday inviting me to a series of chess tournaments starting in Stann Creek next weekend. The top players from the 3 tournaments will represent Belize in international competition.
I'm far from gifted so like a normal person, I have to prepare. I don't have a physical chess set, I gave away all my educational material, not surprisingly I'll have to rely on le computer.
I won 3, stalemated 1, lost 1 in a recent tournament a few months ago. I lost the tournament winning match due to a blunder and my opponent, a teenager, who I must mention played impressively well for what we're used to seeing in Belize at his age, calmly took advantage, dismantled my position with ease. The stalemate was well deserved due to rust, lol, end game theory rust.
Apart from theoretical preparation, one must bring his own "keep calm, don't effin' blunder" mental coach.
Bloody sure I'm not winning anything but experiment, experiment for retirement will come one day, and I'll have to find something interesting to do and teaching chess to kids sounds proper.
Some blue, some sand between the toes, some fun in the sun. Shut up.
Hello place on the interwebs that I can look back to 10 years from now. You are ugly. I am still the same person. Master procrastinator. I stopped drinking Guinness weeks ago and it's still in my system. I'm feeble. Never focused. Nina Simone.