Monday, January 07, 2008

Afternoon delight













No, I´m not talking about skyrockets in flight, or sticks and stones rubbing together makin´everything right, or everything being clearer in the light of day-ay. (thanks to that un-named, yet good friend who put that on my ipod!) But it really is a dee-lightful afternoon here on little corn. Not much to say, I went for a little swin last night, but we are on the windy, outward side of the island so it was a little wavy and un poco seaweedy. Had dinner with a crew of nice people, had some beef with carbernet demi-glace and cauliflower cous cous, went to bed kind of early and read the memory keeper´s daughter for 3 hours.. had the sea wind blow on me while I was sleeping. I hiked through the woods into town to buy some bottles of water and use the computer. I am still recovering from being jostled senseless from the boat ride, but my shoulder is recovering from my death grip on that piece of wood. The sea looks less angry right now but is it wrong that I secretly hope that I get another ride like that in 2 days? As long as I live, it was the most fun I´ve ever had for 4 dollars.

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I bought the most hillarious book in panajachel, when I was waiting for a bus at Lake Atitlan. I was poking around a used book store run by a lady with long, wiry grey hair (of course) and I saw it, and new it would be my "beach book". It was written in 1970 by the former stewardesses who wrote the book´(I´m embarrased to say I´ve read) called "coffee tea or me", a book about how pilots, stewardesses and passengers all got it on in the 1960s mod airline scene. Please don´t read it, it´s a horrible book. And this one looks like it might be just as bad, yet good. It´s called "coffee tea or me girls lay it on the line - a single gal´s guide to life in the swinging 70s". I would bet my life that it´s out of print. It seems to be some sort of lifestyle guide - how to seduce men, how to dress, how to throw parties, how to be groovy in every social situation. It´s very post summer of love, pre 3´s company. Published the year I was born. perfect. Even the font on the cover looks like a good time, and there are two little drawings, one of a man chasing a huge chested woman, and vice versa. After I finish reading about Paul and his sister with Down´s syndrome and their dysfunctional parents, I´m going to read about my whole new lifestyle out on green hammock.

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above: beach reading, kids selling coconut bread (it´s good), intersection on little corn, beach, my new house for 3 days


4 comments:

trisha said...

looks like you've found the next book for our book club!

Liz said...

Think the book could be adapted into a screenplay? I am looking for new ideas....

You'll be cast as the lead for sure. (As long as those bug bites are gone!!!)

Kathy said...

Hi. I'm home!

I haven't caught up on the blog yet. I stopped at some gross picture of your back (no offense). Little corn looks beautiful. Is there a corn maze?

The book is definately worthy of our book club. I checked amazon and there are 8 copies of the book online for a mere $1.95.

sara said...

I left the book in my hut. I want someone who is least expecting it to find and say "whaaaa?". Plus, it´s a karma thing. My hut brought me so much happiness that I had to give back. Trust me, you aren´t missing much!