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7/29/15

Just Plain Flabbergasted Big Time

Saw something today that has me shaking my head in extreme confusion. The picture below is not it but something needs to be said about this as well.

 It is not the first time I have seen trash strewn about by a bear at this very same place and even a couple times the dumpster has been tipped over. Personally I'd  put a padlock on this so I would not have to continually pick up after bears and particularly this can happen in the heat of the summer when things are smelling really really good.


This is on a road that I walk or ride a lot and it leads from the west edge of town and dead ends at the golf course that sits within the boundaries of a state park. Smooth surface riding with little traffic in the park. There is a picture below that I'm hoping can't be seen yet as an explanation is in order.

Earlier this year when it was wet there was a mud hole. The people who live here only turn right as there is no other way out. The driveway is very wide but these people whether wet or dry were driving through this pot hole every time including entering as well. I'm looking at this and was confused then too as to why anyone would do that over and over when it's more than easily avoided. I don't understand that and what comes next I understand even less.

So what did these people do?????????

Click on the picture below and see for yourself.














Normal people don't do this kinda shit! Putting a piece of asphalt in the pot hole to lessen the impact a bit instead other obvious and better alternatives.

It's a different breed of cat around here I tell you and I don't like it at all for the most part and I'm gonna try to move to the west slope. That will be hard to accomplish and will be pursued a bit before I head back to Mexico I'm thinking in Oct.

I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to that and leaving this nonsense behind as there is another post coming about another matter.

7/11/15

The Good And The Disgusting

Disgusting at least to this guy. It took a while to readjust after being in Mexico in particular with the cost of things and how lousy for the most part food tastes in restaurants eaten at around here.

 The picture below is from a Chinese joint I've eaten at before in the north part of Pueblo and it is well above average. While I was gone they raised the prices. This lunch plate which was very good without a drink and a buck fifty tip was $11.40. Certainly not disgusting because it tasted so good but too rich for my budget. After all it's Chinese chop plus it's lunch time.
(click on the pictures to enlarge - twice if you want)

Another lunch example here at a palapa joint next to a small river that flows into the Bahía de Banderas in Mismaloya south of Puerto Vallarta.

On the table is soup with fishballs and vegetables. Behind the coke are at least ten small and warmed tortillas and to the right are condiments of your choosing. Cane sugar is used instead of high fructose corn syrup in soft drinks. It was ice cold and would indulge myself occasionally and this was veeeery rewarding - it tasted sooo good. The soup was even better.

This the place and the cooking is done in the back part of the picture.

Located on this street with the ocean and bay a 100yds away behind.

The damages for the meal above are as follows -

  8  peso bus ride
40  peso lunch
10  peso half litre bottle of coke
10  peso tip
  8  peso bus ride back
76 total
That is less than $5

Then there was this experience just the other day in the upscale part of downtown Pueblo at this burger place a chain of some kind. Lunch was on my bud but even with that Fly was having issues with the menu. Gonna try to make this as short as possible. I got a lamb burger only and water to drink. That was $8.50

My friend had what you see in the picture that doesn't do it justice and a drink. I don't know what this was nor care. It was at least five inches tall and started falling apart pretty much immediately.

"Handcut French Fries" is what these are. Don't give a shit if the Queen of Egypt had her pinkies on these things they were plain old crappy fries and tasted just as bad as all the others when they cooled off.  The damage for this - no tip was $28.50

Seriously I was taken aback a bit by this and find it disgusting. Even when working would probably turned around and left after figuring things out. Ordered at a counter and you cleared your teeny table.

It was busy and quite a few big people. This is not an affluent area by any means but it's not about that but about what people want these days and that is massive amounts of shitty bad for you food.

I can't tell you how much this guy is looking forward to many more real decent 50 peso lunches!

4/24/15

Short Story

Was in Mexico and have been home since early March and since Feb have not posted. Wanted to but just hasn't happened and today will tell what I think is a good story from there.

Shortly after arriving a situation arose that this fellow needed a tooth pulled. Took a couple days to reach that conclusion and an appointment was scheduled. Dentist office with Hernon which was a few steps away from where the bus stopped in Vallarta. It got done along with some in office denture work at the same time. There was no assistant. There was a later visit to tweak things a bit. Yes it was inexpensive and all is good today as Hernon was a decent dentist.

Sometime later maybe a month or more developed a cough mostly at night. Many people had coughs especially children. This was just part of it. My friend/landlord/hiking partner Andres was struggling with the same. Was not a good deal at all. Finally Andres said he was going to the doctor and do I want to come with. Declined as I always or should say generally get better. It was a series of three antibiotic shots sufferer's was given. Think most got the same.

After a couple days and a couple shots Andres is feeling totally better. Me I'm struggling bad at night. Not feeling particularly bad but very difficult to get decent rest. Still thinking it will get better. Andres keeps telling me how good his doctor is and he'll take me into see him anytime. Decline several of those invitations and after a week ten days it's "Andres will you please take me in to see your doctor" hopefully to get the shots he got that fixed him up quickly as I am struggling.

No problem and jump into the pickup and take the short ride into town. Locals refer to Puerto Vallarta as town. We walk right in - Andres explains to the doctor that I have the same thing he had.

Hernon proceeds to give me the first shot in that series of three. It fixed me up and feel good to this day.

2/10/15

Simple Pleasures

Went into Vallarta this morning after several things. It's easy to do. Walk a half mile pay eight pesos and take a seat on a bus for a less than ten minute ride into town where your shopping and/or business is then done on foot. Very easy to get done. There are many just like you. Many.

The things I was after was realized on the ride in are all straight forward but the difference is that it's all the good/better stuff at least to me. Here you go different places for different things.

Wanted some of the yellow mango's seen below. These are some of the best ever. There were six and three got missing to friends on the way home.

Fresh baked bread from this tiny hole in the wall place. There were two loaves but one of those went missing as well. This stuff is veeery good.

Then a bunch of chicken wings. The chicken here is the best. It is always very fresh. Just a treat to have these they're that good.


And here's the lady who sells me my chicky.

My pineapple guy has not been on this certain corner last two times. His pina's are the very best. So sweet and with all the food mentioned it's like with every bite you say "this tastes sooo good". I will take some of that frustration what little there is if any out on the three remaining mango's.

It's true. Simple things that bring a lot of pleasure. Mucho gusto! Life has been and is good.

Four shots took care of a respiratory issue many get here. Returning first week of March. Probably kick myself for that one.

Don't think Fly - only just a little bit. 

1/4/15

The Dead Man Wanted Out

Interesting. They ain't shitting this guy. The dead man wanted out. His friends helped. The cops know that too - bet on it. Nothing will happen nor should it probably.

Why do we have to do it like this.

The alleged shooter, Joseph Eric McClane of Clinton, reportedly met deputies outside and told them he had “accidentally shot” Bunch. According to several sources, the shooting victim had been in a wheelchair all of his life and suffered from spina bifida.

H/T Mikeb302000

1/1/15

Simply -

            Feliz Ano Nuevo
  May 015 be the best one ever for you and all those in your life.

12/31/14

How Can You

Drive away like that???

The 23-year-old was recovering from a hit-and-run three days earlier that left her with a concussion, whiplash, three fractured vertebrae in her lower back, a fractured femur and a deep gash on her left thigh.

The good thing is they have arrested a 24 year old uncaring stupid little bitch for this crime. LINK 

Is this type of reaction (running away) something that has gotten worse because of these dumb ass TB programs that show people doing the same all the time even though they seldom get away?

Another exceptional trait our society seems to have. Personally I could not leave someone hurt like that if it were me and I bet you couldn't either.

12/29/14

It's Up Everywhere

Anything to disparage the legalization of marijuana from the 1% whores at AP.

Marijuana use has increased in Colorado No linky

There is no data for 014 when implemented on January 1, 2014. More than that -

Nationally, about 7.4 percent of people 12 and older reported monthly marijuana use. That’s an increase of about 4 percent.

Says 530,000 Coloradans a month partake. My money says there are plenty more than that. This is and has been America's drug of choice for decades. Finally some sanity entered the picture here and in Washington state but let's continue the myth that it's bad because - hey usage is up.

 

12/27/14

Partners In Crime

Married too. Xmas decoration thief's with no remorse.
LINK

In an attempt to not appear to be uncaring or judgmental during this season of joy will just say this is the way it is in wingnut haven Colorado Springs and YIKES!