Fredrick, the swede, and i in the early stages of a fine round on the only 100% public course in town. the early stages were just fine and then i felt as if old age happened all at once. i was really just crawling forward, aiming at trees so i could be in the shade. it reached 41, that´s 106, a fifty year high. i promise to check the forecast next time. other than that, a pretty nice course, a bit dried out in this season but really inexpensive. a bit long for me, but not for the young guys. also, too many bunkers. maybe this winter i´ll try to find, refind some kind of game. as i´ve probably mentioned this course is just a dozen blocks from home, on the edge of the huge long park. up the street a few blocks is the club atletico excursionistas. the local level "c" soccer club. the newcomer "pros", they get a couple hundred bucks a month and the opportunity to be picked up by higher level clubs for more dough and so on up to the big leagues and real dough. last night was the home opener, a 1 - 0 victory in the rain. loved sitting in the rain. didn´t take the camera though, next time. i joined the club, so i can be in the clubhouse for cheap beer and burgers and futbol bullshit with a bunch of other old know it alls. great place.
While Dave was baking in the sun golfing, I was making instant silk screen art with a group of 30 on a terrace at the downtown cultural center, in the shade. This free 4 week workshop is hosted by artist Coco. He has a huge current showing of his work and his group projects at the center. The green flying razor blade to the left is a big metal sculpture of his, and the yellow piece uses a combination of printing techniques. Next week, 4 of us are going to attempt a group print.
Democrats Abroad hosted one of the best and most surprising meals... we took bus and taxi to a somewhat shabby barrio, went into an unmarked building, through two barred doors and up the stairs to this great Korean restaurant. No menus, the waiters just kept bringing on plates heaped with all sorts of things... each table had a sunken well with metal grill, with coals underneath where everyone cooked their meat or shrimps, etc., then dipped into all sorts of sauces... a truly great meal complete with beer or wine... for about $16 each.
and some hot local graffiti...