Saturday, December 27, 2008

The expired people

Not implying they are expired but they take the expired food off of the shelf. They come once, twice a month taking a few things, but this month they noticed me with wine in a cart. Using their keen sense of expired food, they thought it was expired so they began asking me questions. When does wine expire, and how come it does not have an expiration date? So after a very long, long exhausting talk are trying to convince the expiration people that, no wine does not have an expiration date… they called their boss- their boss called a doctor and they concluded that wine has to have an expiration date… Esposo then talked to them, and again tried to tell them, that no in fact wine does not have an expiration date… They said they would research it and get make to us. This week they came back and told that any alcohol over 10% does not need an expiration date. I should e-mail the French, I am sure they will be relived to know that the Honduran expired people concurred and wine does not need an expiration date.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Veggie Stand Mystery

Juticalpa is not a city full of culinary wonders, neither is much of Honduras. The Vegetable stand in town because of this is pretty straight forward, they have the basics, about as extravagant as they get is grapes. But there is one thing they have that I cannot make sense of, eggplant. I have yet to see a Honduran cook with it, and only am aware of one restaurant in town that uses it… so why do they have it and who buys it?

Friday, December 5, 2008

The Options

So as we all know Democracy is the solution for every country. Honduras has seemed to grasp this concept very well, in fact they even grasped the two party system as well, the US should be awfully proud.
So the two nominees for president are Pepe and Elvin! A little background about the candidates (admittedly bias, and lacking large amounts of information)
Pepe is a communist, ran for president last election and barely lost, and from Olancho, (same as the current president)
Elvin is the current vice president, running for president illegally (Honduran law prohibits the vice president to run for president while currently in office), and the current president is generally
highly disliked.

As you can see, two outstanding candidates, now who would you vote for? Photo above is of PEPE

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

English Lesson

For some reason English has leaked into the central American Spanish in the most peculiar ways. Of course it cannot be straight English; it always has a few differences... I will give two word examples and you can try to figure out what they are...



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