We just officially launched a new business: Head Honcho Manufacturing.
For the last two years, production services has seen even more growth than the ulbator brand. This year, for instance, manufacturing services to third parties will see about a 3 - 400% growth. That's why we decided to formalise said service, and thus HHM was launched (ahead of schedule, but it was always part of the plan). So now, you can partner up with the head honcho.
We are focusing on high quality / low volume production for the time being. Let all of your friends know.
Yes. I had to pay off a cop today to let me go. Now that the cervantino festival has started, there are cops all over the place and I was pulled over when merrily cruising around on the suzuki. I had my driver's license but I forgot my circulation card (to prove ownership of the vehicle). The police officer threatened with a 600ish peso fine so I asked him if he couldn't cut me some slack. After all, my card was at home, just a few blocks away. He wasn't hard to convince so he said all right and that he'd leave it up to my consideration if I wanted to give him and his partner a little something for the café. And my consideration said: "what the heck, give'em a hundred pesos" (still cheaper than a chinaman I am). Thanked and headed home.
To celebrate the successful bribe, I sat down for a couple of hours and updated the webpage. I think it turned out pretty good. Thank the corrupt Guanajuato state police department for that!
The other day my daughter had a couple of friends over. They were playing with Legos when the three of them spontaneously started singing patriotic Mexican songs that they had learned at school. How unthinkable that scenario would be in Sweden. I bet you most kids don't even know the national anthem.
We went to an Independence day party yesterday (photo). Independence festivities in Mexico are primarily about getting drunk, just as they are everywhere else. But at about 11, which was when Miguel Hidalgo famously rang the church bell in Dolores and started the uprising that became Mexico's independence, everyone at the party gathered as one of the attendees recreated the Independence Day speech after which everyone sang the national anthem. Displays of patriotism completely unthinkable for us Swedes and unthinkable to most westerners.
I miss that about my country. When playing the national anthem our primary concern is who might feel uncomfortable by it. Past Swedish achievements are explained away as luck and favorable circumstances rather than excellence. Conquests are waved off as immoral acts of aggression or imperialism. The symbols of the proudest of our ancestors the vikings will get you labeled a racist in no time (the head honcho doesn't give shit though, he carries his Mjölnir around his neck every day. Call him all the racist you want.)
At the same time, us Swedes are very eager to display our moral superiority through gay tolerance, gender equality and other jibberish when interacting with strangers. That's all the national pride we can muster and I've always found that distasteful about us. Better then to rejoice on how we had the whole of England living in fear of the ravaging berserker, the military prowess of Carl XII and the commercial and technological achievement of Swedish 19th and 20th century industrialists.
In the mean time, Mexicans will keep celebrating their 16th of September with unapologetic grandeur. There is no reason why they shouldn't. So to all my Mexican friends and family: happy independence day!
Yesterday, my son left Guanajuato for California. Technically my stepson, this guy is the coolest you'll ever know and after 11+ years of knowing him, he's grown into a great friend. I'm not worried for him. He's well equipped for the new challenges ahead: he has a more mature thinking than most adults I know and his mom has equipped him with the right family values. He'll do fine. Good luck, son. I'll miss you. Better make damn sure you stay in touch with momma.
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