Monday, September 11, 2006


Tonight we ate excellent Greek food at Estia in the Barrio. To get there we drove along the rio on Constitución and took the exit to the Macroplaza. Last time I mentioned this here it was because we'd seen a guy juggling limes for drivers waiting to turn left at the light. The guy was performing for donations, sort of like when people try to wash windows for change in many major cities. Last time, the guy kept dropping the limes and they'd go rolling off underneath the cars and then he'd have to scrabble for them. I said I thought maybe it would be prudent to snag a captive audience at a leveler intersection. We passed a lime juggler today who was going from car to car, performing for money. Only, this time, the guy just had one lime left. One. He was tossing it into the air, and then he was catching it. For money. Or maybe for limes: I suspect here is the one performer in the world that would take it as a valid criticism if the audience threw fruit. Quick news roundup: the Gulf of México weathered a stiff 6.0 earthquake* yesterday, centered almost 300 miles off the west coast of Florida. This is not really Mexican news per se, but continues the tectonic trend we've been seeing lately.* This comes directly after the US oil scouts located the mother lode in the Gulf last week,* and was felt in Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi. In México City, AMLO has actually agreed to pull up stakes in deference* to the traditional marches and celebration coming on Independence Day. If wags like me don't use their forums to cast this as some kind of defeat, maybe this can be the beginning of the end. Coward. [Cavin]

Then, a 3 sided conversation ensued...

To which Blogger qemuel added:


That's great!

Monday, September 11, 2006 10:04:00 AM  
To which Blogger Mr. Cavin added:

Yeah, he didn’t look even one bit embarrassed about it, either. Ahead of us was one of the shiny, kempt SUVs that herd in these parts, and then there was us, right? But he did not even deign to perform for the rusted out, bungeed-up orange K car beside us. Apparently, they did not look like clientele.

Monday, September 11, 2006 10:18:00 AM  
To which Anonymous 'ell joy added:

I hope to god you gave him some money. Was he using both hands?

Monday, September 11, 2006 1:33:00 PM  

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