Just some bits and pieces today that don't fit in anywhere else.
I was surprised on Saturday to walk by the establishment formally known as Miquel's Moonlight Madness. They were just hauling the last of the furnishings out and loading them onto a truck. Later when I passed by again, the place was totally deserted and abandoned. I later heard that they moved around the corner, next to the new restaurant, Asia Caribe. (and which I have heard nothing good about). I wish them well in their new location.
Friday night Seso, the owner of Seso Loco Restaurant, told me that he is definitely moving. Probably in about four months. He will be relocating in the colonias. Across the street from Bronco's Piano Bar and Marma Construction Materials. I wish him well in this location.
Hotel Las Palmas has finished putting together their website. You can now make reservations online directly with them. Go to http://www.laspalmasonisla.com/
Last Tuesday was the grand opening of La Noruega. It is an upscale art gallery and is located on Avenue Benito Juarez, just before the elementary school. You can check them out in person or online at http://lanoruega.ning.com/ It is owned and run by Daniel and Merethe, a young couple from Norway and about the nicest people you could want to meet.
Saturday B and I went to lunch at Chicago Deli. I had this monstrosity of a pastrami and provolone cheese sandwich pictured below.
Just to be nice, he put ham on it too. Fixings are lettuce, tomato, red onion and cucumber. Don't worry. If you don't like cucumber, you can just pick it off like I did.
While waiting for our food, I watched this guy on the roof across the street. I think he was practicing for a future suicide or something. I truly had my camera sitting out, set on movie, so I could capture every second of his last moments of life.
Those are electric lines he is hitting with that stick. Every time he hit that connector thing, sparks would fly and it would hiss. He disconnected all three lines like this. When all were disconnected, he reached over with a metal hammer to draw the lines in where he could reach them. I am still amazed he wasn't electrocuted. Would have made a good movie.
I saw this wired to a stand selling necklaces and crap. I don't know about anybody else, but I found this thing spooky, to say the least. I bet the child who originally owned it is still having nightmares and the parents are still wondering why.
The island is a mess right now with road construction and redesign going on everywhere. The grand plan has been published (but where?) and there are stations set up all around the island for people to leave their opinion about the redesign. The craziest one is that they are turning the main road through the center of the island into a one way. Of course, nobody is obeying the one way arrows and signs and it is just a mess. One of the opinion stands was set up outside our "grocery" store on Saturday. I contemplating stopping but was not sure what I could or could not say as an expat. Can't interfere or have an opinion you know.
Last but not least, look what are local "grocery" store has starting to carry! I've been waiting five long years for this happen!