TGIF #41

Mi casa es su casa…, originally uploaded by sbmilagros.

The entrepreneurial spirit of Colonia San Rafael (my n’hood) never ceases to amaze me.

There are people who come in from the campos (little settlements in the country) to sell cactus, fruits, jicama, tortillas- you name it.

There are people who set up little shops in their front courtyards, people who sell juice & tamales for breakfast, people who go to Tues Market, buy clothing & then sell it on Wednesdays. It seems like everybody is working, scrambling to make it.

But I was a little surprised (ok a lot) to open my front door Saturday (That’s my door just beyond the little tree) and find a yard sale going on on my front steps. “Don’t worry,” said the lady in charge, “It’s just for today.” And sure enough, by the end of the day, everything was gone, and they had swept up my sidewalk as well.

Here are a few links to get your weekend started:

2 Responses to “TGIF #41”

  1. Brad says:

    So – Dorita Loca should collect all the cats, wrap them in holiday paper, and ship them to Karlsruhe. There they can live with assorted students in rolling habitats where they can try to find a permanently horizontal place to nap for 18 hours. Frankly, I think the cat in the wrapping video is on something. By the way, there was a comment on NPR this morning about somebody who made tequila shooter jello to avoid the no-booze rule at his place of employment. Sara, ever thought of writing the first ever “Wicked Jello” cook book?

  2. Sara says:

    hmmm… Have to admit, I’m looking for income ideas, but I think that’s already been done- I foresee a huge jump in Jell-o sales b/c of the MadMen phenomenon. Unfortunately lost custody of my 60’s Jell-o magic cookbook. But I’m working on agua frescas. I think ‘tamarind’ is the next “it” flavor (but I’ve been wrong before. Damn wasabi anyhow.) And I can’t gift-wrap a book, let alone a cat, so I think everyone’s safe this holiday season.