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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowline.
Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail.
Explore. Dream. Discover
---Mark Twain


Homemade sweetness


Like to have my cake and eat it too. Never understood the stupidity of that cliche putdown.
After the surprisingly low finish at the Mr Playas de Rosarito we went out for dinner. Come dessert, I asked the waiter if the pay de queso (cheesecake) was New York style. His reply, New York style?, was answer enough for me. But by then I already had the taste in my mouth; so during the week I gathered the ingredients - eggs, cream cheese, sour cream, pie crust, sugar - and baked my own pie!

It turned out hellayummy-yum good. Another DIY success!

All done from scratch, minus the pie crust which I lined with granola for a whimsy of  crunchy nutriction, and then topped the layer of sour cream off with toasted coconut. Calories, schmalories.

eat your heart out PacMan
...because these abs 
are here to stay!


Don't trust Jack (Tijuana)

- is the email to beware. The wolf in friend's clothing behind that address is one Jack Smith. It ain't his real name - that would be Steve something - and he'll probably take on another one following the lawsuit I and three other other former renters have filed; but whether the business email and/or the pseudonym change this much won't (for now): 
the house that 'Jack' subdivides 

Jack frequently posts his ads on Craigslist. 
He targets foreigners fleeing the rip-off rents of southern Cali -- only his comparatively cheap rates are rip-offs too! Why pay $400 for sleeping on someone's couch when you can have your own furnished room for $240? Wow, great. That is, until you get down to TJ - he always offers to meet you at the border - and see the dry-walled closet space that's a far ass cry from the nice-looking bedroom in the ad. And the room will likely be "only" $20 or $40 dollars above the advertised price. His biggest prey are young men - low on cash and brains - whom he regales with marijuana and Red Light District tales. What could be better than getting high, laid, and jewed out of your money? Either way you slice it, champ, you're getting screwed in Mexico. But, hey, at least you're sticking it to the Man. Yah!

A tour of the place includes the "temporary" upstair kitchen ("just until we finish remodeling the one downstair"), the handful of bathrooms, the rooftop where Jack/Steve will start his hairbrain scheme of growing organic tomatoes. Conveniently not mentioned are the following facts:

  • the house is roach infested to the hilt; especially the kitchen!!
  • toilets sometimes flush
  • gas (i.e., hot water) is always running out
  • his useless dogs shit all over the place
  • his barracks of children keep up noise (as kids are want to do)
  • the whole neighborhood hates him and shuns his family
  • maid service is a joke
  • wifi service is a joke
  • they won't return your deposit without a fight
  • oh, and everything he just smiled to you about is 98-99.6% bullshit
Jack/Steve is a consummate liar and scumbag. So too is the common-law, and very fertile, wife, Flor; two peas in a pod. I imagine one day he will abscond, leaving Flor and her undocumented brood to fend for themselves. Such are the ways of a convicted con man. 
His biggest prey are young men low on cash and brains whom he regales with marijuana and Red Light District tales
As mentioned, I and other renters are now suing the bastards for failing to return our housing deposits. Unlike so many other travellers we did not leave the country when we moved out; thus Jack's concocted excuses, including convenient family emergencies (the latest was Flor's abortion), wilt in the light of Reality and he still has to contend with us. That's why he targets foreigners: less chance of these renters having the time to fight for their money back. It would be so much easier if the man and wife were honest and did not regard deposits as free money -- or people as marks.

By the way, the rent for his dump is not a bargain either. While the house has its good points, with just a smidgen more effort one can find better and more adequate apts in Tijuana for cheaper or slightly higher rent.

The scam sits on the corner of Calle Santa Teresita & Calle Juan O. Robles (Col. Buena Vista). 858.779.4309


Sporty weekend. Bodybuilding, boxing & bulls !

click here to read about

saw public boxing exhibitions 
in downtown en route to...

Playas to see the bullfights


Protesters at bullring (PETA)

PETA people were present at the last bullfights of the season. By 'season' I mean ONE MONTH.
Everybody blissfully ignored them at the gate and paid their money to see the bullfights anyway. Amazing how morons champion 'humane' treatment for animals yet consciously ignore suffering of their fellow man every day. The scores of homeless wretches and deformed human freaks in plain sight in Tijuana is appalling; one simply has to develop tough skin against their existence. 
But shed no tears. That, PETA, would have you reserve for animals.

I, like everyone else in the stands, enjoyed the too-short bullfights. 
Until next year!

PETA pamphlet

matador and bull
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