My new friend and neighbor Marcos (Mark) from California has reintroduced me to a card game I used to play as a boy - cribbage - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cribbage . It is fast and furious, especially when lubricated with a fair amount of cerveza (beer).
Mark is a homebrewer of beer, and teaches brewing. He also maintains a brewing blog at http://www.backyardbrewer.blogspot.com
He has been making small batches of beer here in San Miguel and yesterday we sampled the first batch - a fairly light, fizzy beer flavored with tamarind. It still needs some time to mature, but already was pretty darn good. Since we wanted to let the beer age, we were forced to drink the local bottled swill.
I think that Mark may be what we used to call a "Card Shark". He taught me to play the game, but now he definitely wants to beat me! Look at those eyes - no mercy on me!
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