Nervous Energy.

Posted in Uncategorized on April 1, 2014 by tikimexican

I read somewhere that if you have dogs that bark at everything outside you most likely don’t need a dog. The post was about properly engaging your pet to make sure they weren’t left with energy enough to become neurotic and a nuisance to your neighbors.

I hear the dogs next door barking at every strong breeze and squirrel visit. I empathize with them. My finances are strict enough that I have to limit the amount of money I spend on going out or even using too much gas. If the neighborhood felt safe enough I’d surely just bike or walk to get out of the house. The agoraphobia might be the cause, or the perceived danger of the criminal element here.  Regardless it means that I don’t have the means to leave the house and the house is too empty.

I am an extrovert. People give me energy and I need them to think clearly. I thought that being near family would bring a pool of people to draw strength and energy from. They’ve helped me gain some financial stability, but they’ve become accustomed to my absence.

A social circle is necessary.


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 15, 2010 by tikimexican

Unfortunately the free WordPress software and hosting suite isn’t very friendly with embedding code. When I’m able too I’ll have lots of little fun bits of flash. For now though, enjoy staring at this code. Not to sound ungrateful but it is really annoying of WordPress.

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Posted in Food and Drink with tags , , , , , , on April 9, 2010 by tikimexican

One of my favorite cocktails in the world is the Paloma (spanish for dove). It’s a tequila cocktail with a grapefruit soda (think Squirt) served on the rocks. You can garnish it with a lime wedge or serve it in a highball glass with a salted rim. Spring weather has hit TikiMexico so refreshing drinks on the porch are a must.

My usual choice is a cheap but tasty tequila in a pretty slick bottle. Drink it down to about a fourth and fill the rest of it with Squirt. If I’ve got the cash I’ll upgrade to Cazadores or Patron. Try one and let me know what you think about it.


Posted in Music! with tags , , , , , on January 8, 2010 by tikimexican

“These are the breaks!”

-Kurtis Blow

Amen Brek

I was banging out some loops in the studio in the afternoon and I brought up the Amen Break with a friend. Usually when you name drop that bad boy you get somebody to start tapping it out. Instead he just looked at me blankly. I started explaining the provenance of Gregory Coleman drumming out this little loop in The Winston’s song “Amen, Brother” and I started tapping it out for him. He recognized it as being close to the loop in the opening of the Powerpuff Girls. That’s fair enough as it’s an incredibly popular and often sampled drum break. It did get me thinking though. There is a lack of respect for the original creators of some incredibly popular drum breaks. We’re in an odd 3rd (at least) generation of sampling where we are hearing samples of samples. When this happens the original drummer gets zero credit unless mentioned by name in the song itself. Continue reading

Big Mac vs. Big Carl

Posted in Food and Drink, TimeSink with tags , , , , on January 6, 2010 by tikimexican

It’s been a slow news season. Anything interesting enough to talk about gets fucked apart pretty quickly by the major news networks and by the time I get a chance to crack wise about it all the good one-liners have been taken. I’m probably guilty of setting my Obama bar too high and am still waiting on some huge news before I even address his presidency. That basically leaves me to discuss insignificant points. That being said: Continue reading

Crystal Head Vodka.

Posted in Buying Shit!, Food and Drink with tags , , , , on November 18, 2009 by tikimexican

Sometimes I’m a sucker for gimmicks. This has to be one of my most impulsive buys, and it went against a lot of my buying rules. I was intoxicated, I did no price matching, and I bought it while out with some ladies. All of those things tend to make me overspend. Easy road to buyer’s remorse.

However, there have been occasions where I’ve  been grateful to have splurged and this is definitely one of them. Check this out:

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Posted in Buying Shit! with tags , , , on November 15, 2009 by tikimexican

The theme for life these days is to save a buck and stop borrowing money. In that spirit I’ve stopped paying back any of my loans and expelled the official banks from TikiMexico. In a further effort to decrease spending an official decree will be announced that all cigarettes should be hand rolled. I let loose an unofficial decree at the gas station when the attendant attempted to charge me $7 for a pack of smokes. I could shred 7 dollar bills and roll those into more than 20 little cancer sticks. I bought a cigarette making machine and it’s too damn easy to use to not recommend it. Check it: