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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving Cincinnatti

    Wondering how it could still have a sense of balance without a head led me to the story of Mike, the headless chicken, that lived for 18 months in that bewildering condition. Ain't the internet...
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving Cincinnatti

    My wife was raised in a little town in the mountains south of Matagalpa. She never heard the word pavo growing up. And they commonly ate chompipe on special occasions, like celebrations of the...
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    Re: Looking for a cheap nature "retreat"

    Mombacho lodge above Granada, lots of trails on the volcano, spectacular views, rates have dropped in 2019 ($47 ?)

    And a short ways from Leon:
    The island Nature Reserve of Isla Juan Venado "for...
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    Re: Interesting Number(s)

    Welfare by another name. In the US 52.2 million (2012 census) were on welfare (40 million on SNAP (food debit card)) which was 17%. 52% (more than half) of American kids live in homes with someone...
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving Cincinnatti

    Wild turkeys (used to be the only brand of bourbon I'd drink) are all around this area. One hen with 4-6 healthy chicks wandered right up to our door. They've got a strong lift for flight, but then...
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    Hypnotic. Eine Donnerbüchse voll in Fahrt. My 5-yr-old son watched it with me. We put pennies and cordovas on the tracks near us to collect & marvel at them, squashed & stretched. Enormous...
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving Cincinnatti

    Funny stuff. But the laugh track is laid on too heavy, IMO. For too many TV is a solitary experience. Laughing - without others, an audience, to share it with - is, in some ways, unnatural. ...
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    Re: Google News, November 22, 2019

    https://media1.tenor.com/images/de1678a4a0d3ca9264a17339e87dfb5e/tenor.gif?itemid=7204975
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    Re: Google News, November 22, 2019

    As the battleground between anti-gov't protesters and pro-gov't forces moves into the churches of Masaya and Managua, it is an education to read the warning issued by v.p. Rosario, as translated in...
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    One of the best moves the FBI made was to located their newest headquarters complex in West Virginia. Though quite controversial at the time, they escaped the dull hangers-on who'd migrated from the...
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    Masochist. It's a done deal in the House. The only drama to be seen is how the Senate dismisses it, unless Don T totally loses his cool before then.

    I was enpeached, by the fuzz. Picked peaches...
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    My ex-boss in Delaware always deep fried his stuffed, 15-18 lb, Thanksgiving turkeys in peanut oil, which takes a higher temperature without smoking. Seals in the juices, crispy skin - best I'd...
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    Re: Google News, November 11, 2019

    Plata o plomo? OK, I'll take a plata T-shirt. Do you have an XL in sky blue?...
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    Re: Save El Porton Verde (and my son!)

    Remember the pre-2008 'Housing Bubble' fever? SJdS was rumored to be CR before the gold rush. Boomer yuppie Shangri La. A realtor's Mecca.

    NOW on Amazon: Gringo Nightmare: A Young American...
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    Re: Save El Porton Verde (and my son!)

    Returning to the 2019 origin of this 2017 thread pothole: “Voltz most likely didn't do it.” That was my impression at the time. His alibi that he was elsewhere, in Managua, at the time she was...
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    Re: Save El Porton Verde (and my son!)

    This discussion about the difficulties of ‘taming’ much of Nicaragua with modern machinery reminds me of the raw strength of Nature and of how much of Nicaragua is effectively ‘uncivilized’...
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    Re: Google News, November 8, 2019

    The recent news of the 6 Mormon children & 3 women killed & burned by sicarios in Mexico makes me thankful that Nicaragua, tho once part of Mexico, is not a narco-state. Perhaps thanks is really...
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    Re: YouTube of the day

    Asi es la comida de $1 . . . in Managua. I got to 2:25. The french fries were cold and mushy, BUT, he says, "if your very hungry, they're super delicious." Presumably targeting a dollar's worth to...
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    Re: Little Caesars Pizza

    If you look at the graph of the month average exchange rate, you can see the peg:
    https://www.exchange-rates.org/history/NIO/USD/G/M

    But a glance at daily fluctuations over the past 90 days shows...
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    Re: Little Caesars Pizza

    Eating pizza in Leon is a family affair. It may be a special night out or a 'feast' delivered. And it's eaten smothered in catsup or ketchup (the word originally referred to a paste made from...
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    Re: Little Caesars Pizza

    Before Pizza Hut took over a prominent corner in downtown Leon, they forced the local Pizza Hot to change its name. The Hut has quality pizza and good delivery, but is a bit pricey and eating in the...
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    Re: Google News, November 1, 2019

    What $1600 rum tastes like . . . This Canadian gal pops her verbal cork after taking a sip from one of only 46 bottles of 30 yr old FdC 'released' in Canada:


    "Fairies dancing across your tongue...
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    Re: Manuel Guillén's cartoons 2019

    I'm myopic - I see all as if it were an impressionistic painting. Deductive reasoning then makes sense of the smear - elementary.
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    Re: Manuel Guillén's cartoons 2019

    El Camino Chileno The Chilean way, once held to be an economic success story for all of LAm to emulate, is deteriorating - that's my WAG

    Today's Wall St J: "Chilean Capitalism on Trial"
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    Re: Partnership Offer

    Se_vnt3, it would appear from her handle, was born in 1973 => 46 yrs old. A youth!
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