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  1. Jinotega, now with more employment

    We've got a call center here now -- and one of my friends is going to be working at it (speaks English and Spanish, and German). People from the mountains didn't like living in Managua for a job, so someone brought the jobs to them. I didn't ask him what the pay is going to be, but he said it was about what his wife was making teaching English by working three part-time jobs (not counting my classes).

    Generally, it's a pretty basic and sometime very annoying job (I pulled a night ...
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  2. To the USA and Back

    Went back to the US for five days to bury my father's ashes, to set up an annuity with my university where I gave them a stupid amount of money and they'll give me $120 a month for the rest of my life, and to buy another camera because things there are about a third to a half cheaper than they'd be in the Sony Store in Managua. My older younger brother and I ended up eating most of our meals in Mexican restaurants, so some Spanish was spoken there.

    Kannapolis is still Kannapolis ...
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  3. Okay, so June 4th, with power outage and cleaning

    First part of the morning was the usual Nicaraguan morning -- feed the adult fish in the three tanks, get the dog out, keep the dog from jumping all over little kids, get home, think about cleaning the house, go to breakfast across the street and get teased for the 400th or so time for pitching a fit about getting sugar in my coffee, eat breakfast, get a giant chocolate covered vanilla ice cream on a stick and eight rosquillas for Lola. Start looking at Facebook and other on-line forums, and the ...
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  4. My Dog is Blessed

    A few weeks ago was the day of San Lazaro, the patron saint of dogs. Reminders of this holy day came in the form of pyrotechnic rockets the past few mornings around 5 am or so. One morning there was even a band playing the standard Nicaraguan parade song “Cacophony.” Anyway, Liceth and I were ready and agreed to take our new pup “Goofy” to mass this morning to try and get him exorcized, I mean blessed, with rest of the Roman Catholic dogs here in our town.


    Reaching the Cathedral, ...
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  5. No Porn!

    The post the other day about loud porn in Granada jogged my memory about a funny incident one afternoon in MGA. A few buddies and I were hanging out in one of the better regarded brothels that are pretty commonplace throughout the city. As we were partaking of some of Nicaragua's finest, (uh, beverages) an obviously high ranking police officer entered with a small entourage. A murmur went through the crowd that "the Inspector" was here. The lights were raised a little and the volume of ...
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