Sunday, April 20, 2008

Since i forgot my notebook, the pictures will have to tell the words

More birds than an Alfred Hitchock movie

Dog with 3 paws, recovering from Parbo, had a blood transfusion, horse stood on his paw when he was a puppie, a trooper!

Purple haze in Paso Ancho

Yelapa beach

Yelapa Sunset

View from the Tent

Croquet, grounds

Home sweet home

Michael and Me

As Dr Dre would say, `Whos the doctor they told you to come see?` Dr Pam is in the house

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Missed the boat from Yelapa, had a very nice time on the beach

Michael and Diana

Left my notebook home alone, will try and remember all the `little notes` from memory, and from memory all i can think is, `Why bother, too many brain cells have been killed to do this`, oh well, on with the show

Vallarta beach

Michael escorted us to the pier to get back to Vallarta, he seemed more conserned about us getting back than we were, we got `Hugs for the road` and the 3.30 boat, and back to Art class and a sense of achievement achieved, excellent.

Diana and meself

Michael, the 64 year old guy from Alaska was telling me how every tree has it`s first years growth, every tree had signs of damage from every storm it had endured, likewise the 3-8 year old is in everybody.

He likes to tap into the 3-8 year old in himself and collect feathers, swim, build rafts, throw rocks at things, pull frogs apart, piss on things ect......

He was saying Yelapa was the perfect place for kids, you can do all the above, sure the parents are a drag, but you can get away from them, all this from a 64 year old

I love it so much i just want to SMASH IT!!!

Trip to Yelapa

Sunset drinks

Meself and Diana went for a walk in Yelapa after watching some birds, lots of birds, vulchers too, wandered into some kind of beautiful secret garden that normally hosts groups of people with lots of wierd and wonderful art, plants, horses and stuff, our host looked like `Jaws` from the James Bond movie `Moonraker`.

In the end of bond movie, he gets the girl, the last time we saw him, the horse he was walking bolted and he was chasing after it, we had to laugh, he got no girl, dogs are much easier to walk, he should get a dog.

Our host

I thought he asked Diana `Do you rhyme`, she said `Yes`, i was thinking, `I didn`t know she rapped`, what he asked her was `Do you ride`, what was i thinking?

Art teacher Sergio

Our host (see above) showed us around, in the end we were lying in a suspended dug out boat, we will be back to that boat in a few days.

Went back for a long shower and then i fed Diana bananas, oranges and a tomatoe (it`s a fruit, no matter what way you pronounce it)

Diana asked me if she could squash a banana in my ear for a laugh, how could i disagree with that logic, and funny it was!!

Went to the pier and some big yacht was parked opposite, dad and son were retrieving all the women from the beach, i shouted over `Give us a beer` and they did.

I said, we were only joking, they said they weren`t, too funny!!
They must have felt gulty about being rich. It would have been really funny if they were my servents and i was just pretending to be poor, just to be like everybody else, i wasn`t.

Diana makes new friends

After the beer, Diana said `Thanks for a lovely day`, i said `It ain`t over yet`, i remember saying `It ain`t over yet` 3 or 4 times that day.

Walked to the Centro, met an Oregon couple that didn`t smoke, i asked them if they were swingers. They had `A bun in the oven`

Had a Quesoadia and watched some soccer across in a pool hall from the South American league, America i think were playing.

Drifted back and called into Michael`s tent and watched the stars, perfect place for it, not too cold either.

200th Post`s later and i`m still going strong

2nd Mask is finished

Went to Yelapa and got talking to a guy called Michael O`Callaghan from Oregon who went to an O`Callaghan reunion in Cork, all because of the `People`s republic of Cork` t-shirt.

He was from Alaska, couldn`t imagine any O`Callaghans from Glanmire going to anything like that.

He told me Cromwell blew up the castle in Mallow, when Cromwell wasn`t killing Irish people he was selling them into slavery, that was going well until the Irish slaves started organising rebellions, then it was a case of `No more Irish`, seems like a good strategy.

Listening to music at Blue Chairs with the boys, hot stuff

I read `The great Gatsby` last week, i came across a line `I`m thirty years old, 5 years too old to lie to myself and call it honor`, worth thinking about i think.

Friday, April 04, 2008

It`s always sunny in Porta Vallarta

Elizabeth Taylors house

Well, since the last time i left you, i went from hanging out in Paso Ancho, to hanging out with Diana from Canada, to hanging out in Yelapa, blame Canada, now meself and Diana are after getting a tent to go back for a week or 2 (until she give me half the cost i cannot be kicked out)

I bought a tent, Diana bought a sleeping bag, i think we both will be on our best behavour.

Highlights of Yelapa would include a dog that came up to meself and Diana and was pratically standing on us, then he started licking her chest, he was doing a better job than me, it was a learning experience, i wonder does she miss him (the dog)?

Tattoo`d lady, Diana`s arm

Diana was telling me how when guys in bars would be chatting her up she would say `You dont like girls, you like boys`, one time a guy said `I`m married` and how she would pust guys out of the way and say `Get out of town buddy`, very funny, i haven`t been encouraged to get out of town, maybe there`s something wrong with me?

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Door Marked "Pirate"

Diana was telling me how one of her friends would get drunk and say `Punch me in the face`, interesting

When someone would call her during `The Simpsons`, she would say `Simpsons`, then hang up, impressive stuff.

Ennio Morricone - The Ecstasy of Gold (live in concert)

I was thinking of this, quality
Ennio Morricone - Il ├ętait une fois dans l'Ouest (Concert)


Wombat rape ordeal turns NZ man Australian
Traumatised victim spouts Strine

A NZ man who rang emergency services claiming he'd been left speaking Australian as a result of rape by a wombat has been sentenced to 75 hours' community service, reports.

Nelson District Court heard earlier this week how on the afternoon of 11 February, 48-year-old orchard worker Arthur Ross Cradock initially phoned the police communications centre threatening to "smash the filth" if they came to his Motueka home, but confirmed he had an emergency.

A second call revealed the exact nature of the crisis when Cradock told the operator: "I've been raped by a wombat."

Cradock requested police intervention, but shortly after called for a third time to cancel. He said: "I'll retract the rape complaint from the wombat, because he's pulled out. Apart from speaking Australian now, I'm pretty all right you know, I didn't hurt my bum at all.''

Cradock was subsequently charged with "using a phone for a fictitious purpose". Police prosecutor Sergeant Chris Stringer told the court "alcohol had played a big part in [his] life", although defence lawyer Michael Vesty claimed booze "was not a problem that day".

Judge Richard Russell unsurprisingly admitted he was "not quite sure what motivated Cradock to make those statements to the police", and in sentencing warned the defendant "not to do it again".