April 21 had been previously posted on TLBR - http://tlbr.blogspot.com/2008/04/belize-navidad.htmlBut here is where that post left off...
4:37 p.m. – I think my hands have returned to 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Finally. Did a little bit of lunch: pork, rice & beans, cole slaw. For like $3. Also indulged in a few of Belize’s finest (and only) beer – Belikin. It makes Meister Brau taste like Sam Adams. Lighthouse Lager, another Belikan product, is only slightly better tasting.
Two of Matt’s Peace Corps comrades – Rebecca and Chanda – joined us for lunch. They took the day off of work and decided to join us for some beverages, as well. (Peace Corps=R.I. State Employees). All we need now is some Jimmy Cliff on the iTunes.
6:04 p.m. – Made my first official Third World beer and nacho run. Same basic premise. Belikin officially blows, but I’m still officially drinking it. But the nacho chips? They’re the truth. Very fresh. Still warm in the bag.
Matt played Doctor in the living room – someone had a splinter or something. They’ve been sharing parasite stories – their own and others. If end up with a worm out of this trip, I think I’ll name it Ralph.
6:35 p.m. – Continuing with the storytelling hour, it proved another of my theories and unknown phenomena. Anytime there are four or more Caucasians drinking beer and listening to music together, inevitably, the Shins end up playing.
7:19 p.m. – I also believe that if you want to learn a lot about someone, check through the songs on his or her iPod. Matt has Denise Williams’ “Let’s Hear it for The Boy” on his iPod. That tells me more than I need to know.
8:30 p.m. – When you’re lost in the rain in Juarez and it’s Easter time, too…or if you’re in Corozal and it’s Monday and you have a King’s Share of fresh nacho chips, rum and diet coke, and Bob Dylan…
I’ve taken over as the DJ. Welcome to Music 101, my good friends in Belize. Here’s Elvis Costello & The Attraction’s “Brilliant Mistake.
9:51 p.m. – I’m becoming a fan of rum and coke. Never liked it before.
10:47 - Another Peace Corps volunteer - Kyle - joined the party and provided me with one heck of a story, to be told here at a later time... (that's what those professional media types call a "tease.")
TLBR will be taking the weekend off because it's Mother's Day weekend and I'm Union. No double-time and a half and another day off for the blogging world.