We’re in Mérida

and are heading to Cancun today. I won’t even talk about the 14 hour bus ride here… until I can do it justice, of course.

Actually went to the beach yesterday and drank a Piña Colada. See? We do normal stuff too.

A church on a hill

There’s a street here called Guadalupe Andador. That’s the street with all the bars and restaurants and where you usually can find expats hanging out at the wine bar called La Viña de Bacco. Great bar. They give you tapas with every every order, and a glass of their house red costs $18 pesos! If we go there, we end up staying too long and eating far too much tapas and drinking far, far too much wine. There’s been a few nights where we were there so long, we forgot about dinner altogether. (It is also the scene of my one night of gastrointestinal horror… not due to their tapas, but due to a waitress giving us a free shot of tequila as we walked out the door. BIG mistake on my part.)

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And now for something completely different…

A guest post by Gonzo Alfman (a friend of Huppy’s):



This is by no means a scholarly treatise and in no way does it pretend to be. There was no research in those tomes shelved in great libraries. There are no citations to great works, no et seqs or op cits or ibids. This is merely a presentation of the author’s beliefs based on his experiences and accumulated perceptions during his life and the observations and opinions derived therefrom and the same are colored, as all such are, by his biases, such as those might be. I do not ask the reader, should might even there be one, to adopt the opinions and beliefs set forth herein, but only to give open and fair consideration to any proffered matters that might be revealed.

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Cover Options for Huppy’s Book

Just in case you weren’t on my blast email, there are three versions. While the cover won’t look exactly like what I have here (The publisher mucks with it first) it will be the gist of way is finally produced.Also, if you prefer one but think it could be made better, feel free to chime in. Keep in mind though, these are based on their templates so there’s not a lot of wiggle room.

So, I’m taking votes. Any preferences? What do you think would look better on a Barnes&Noble shelf?

Please respond by Friday AM if you are going to respond. I need to get this stuff to his editor (responses aren’t mandatory, though very appreciated).
Hope you all are well and FYI, we’re back in the States on the 26th of July. Lagniappe, here we come!
Versions after the jump: