This Morning Ed and I went down to Centro to enjoy the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. All the various pueblos had altars honoring their dead. It was amazing!
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Every Wednesday and Thursday, Ed and I go to a sushi restaurant here called Campay. Fernando is our regular waiter. He knows us so well, he has our regular order memorized. Last night we went in for our Wednesday "hit" and Fernando was not there. Our substitute told us his name but it was so foreign to us we secretly gave up trying to say it. Here he is none the less.
Fernando is so good, when we walked in, our new waiter literally had a cheat sheet made up on us. He knew our total order.
Ed had lots of fun with chopsticks that night.
I would like to tell you this was brought on by the consumption of mass quantities of sake, but alas he was drinking lemonade.
Here are the happy sushi rollers,
Here are the products of their hard work.
Here is my fork.... ( I would like to say I used it because I didn't want to use my chopsticks after they had been in Ed's nose, but alas I am chopstick challenged. Dozens have tried to help me but I have decided chopstick use is located in the same part of the brain as manual transmissions. I shall forever be using forks and automatic vehicles)
As you may have noticed above, Ed decided to shave off all his hair and go bald or in espanol Pelone.
Funny thing is bald heads are never seen here. Most men, even the oldest, have full heads of hair here. Ed literally stops traffic with his bald head. Yesterday an entire truck-full of men were mesmerized by the shine of his hairless noggin. The other day at the grocery store a lttle girl about 6 yrs old was severely reprimanded by her father for pointing and laughing and calling Ed a Pelone.
Just another cultural change to bounce over.
For those we have not told, we decided against setting up the Ice cream Parlour in the mall we had chosen earlier. The foot traffic just wasn't enough for the cost of the rent. That plus a few other questionable interactions with the mall management made it an easy decision to pull out.
We decided to just run the ice cream parlour out of our home here in the pueblo. Our overhead is so much lower we can afford to lower the price of the ice cream. So Ed has been hard at work getting the yard ready for grass and landscaping to set up an eating area outside.
Ed has also been hard at work making fliers for his personal training business.
Fingers crossed we are on our way to becoming a profitable couple here in the Yucatan.