Oh man, it's coming up. I look forward to it like a kid staying up for Santa Claus or Michael Winslow waiting for the call about Police Academy 9, and it's now less than 2 weeks away. I am speaking, of course, about my trip to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico for George Washington's birthday. Now that I think about it, the Santa Claus comparison doesn't even work. When Santa Claus visits, he doesn't offer you prostitutes and prescription drugs right away. Sure, he may build up to that, but an offer of pills and women is pretty much the standard greeting when you cross the border into Nuevo Laredo.
I could imagine some people would be taken aback when strange foreigners start coming up to them and asking if they are down for a drugged up sex party. Not me. If anything, I find such honesty refreshing. How many times have I had to act like someone's friend, only to find out they couldn't get me hookers and drugs even if they tried? Not that I partake in things like that, I just like to be around resourceful people. You never know when you're going to have an emergency that requires a callgirl and a bottle of kidney medication.
I got swept up in the excitement there. Allow me to reiterate: I am going to Mexico in less than 2 weeks for George Washinton's birthday. I can't explain the significance of the date for the people of Mexico, but it appears that part of the town by-laws for Nuevo Laredo is that everyone goes ape shit that weekend (bizarre explanation found here). I went last year and it was probably the best weekend I've ever had. Now that I've had a year to savor the flavor, I am ready to go at it like a cagey veteran. If any American diplomat is reading this, please leave your contact info in the comments; once Mexico gets a taste of this, they're not going to let go.
Finally, get down on the boogaloo with the latest installment of Jacott In Japan over at CarlosJacott.com. Had I written this thing 30 years earlier, you'd been seeing it all on Kojak.Posted by Cody at February 9, 2004 6:01 PM