Tuesday, March 29, 2011
We drove to Colima early this morning to get the car serviced at OZ Colima. Well, that's what it's called. It's the Toyota franchise and we take the car every year for an oil change and filter replacement. We went into the Sala de espera (which I always thing of as the Room of Hope) and sat in big comfy chairs and read for a couple of hours. I am currently laughing my way through Ruth Reichl's Tender at the Bone. Her biography reveals how she developed her love of food from an early age. The section on her experience at a boarding school in Montreal (her mother thought she should learn French) was very reminiscent of my own schooling. She was the restaurant critic for the NY Times and then the editor of Gourmet. It's a great read, even in a car dealership's waiting room.
We followed this with a quick dash into WalMart for a few things, then went to lunch at our favorite, Kronos. We drove by a massive traffic tie-up on the way in due to some big construction project so decided to get back to the carretera via the back way. Worked like a charm. Home by 2:30, just in time to shellac Marie at dominoes.
Tomorrow is lunch with a friend down at one of the puestos I have never been to. Complete report afterwords. Then home to whip up a quiche for dinner with another friend whose wife is away for a few days. He insists he is a great cook and can take care of himself, and I believe him totally. But he has the most delightful dog and he has promised to bring him along.