Amigo, Maybe You’d Like to try my Homemade Salsa?

Tequila Tasting

Tequila Tasting

Cerritos, Baja South, Mexico

Cerritos, Baja South, Mexico

Hotel California, not one Eagle spotted

Hotel California, not one Eagle spotted

Spending the day in Todos Santos with friends, Doug and Karen, who we met in San Felipe.

Spending the day in Todos Santos with friends, Doug and Karen (Photo from San Felipe)

Doug: Hey John. Let’s see who can eat an entire mini chilli pepper first. Chomp!

These bad boys

These bad boys

John: (Slow motion) Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattttttttttttttttt arrrrrrrrrrrrrre yooouuuuuuuuuuu dooooooinnnnngggggg?????

Doug: (Fast motion) Chomp!

Shelley: (Slow motion) Thooooose small ones are suuuuuuuuuper hawwwwwwwwwwwtttttttttt!!!! Wayyyyy hawwwwwwterrr thannn the big onesssss!

Doug: (Fast motion) Chomp!

Karen (Doug’s wife: (Also slow motion) Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattttttttttt’sssss naaawwwwwwwtt a gooooooooood ideeeeeeeeaaaaaahhh!

Shelley, John, Karen: Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

Doug: (Fast motion) Chomp! Chomp! Chomp! Chomp! Mmmmmmm. Nice and crispy! Come on John. Cough. Your turn. Cough.


Manny (Restaurant Owner): Now me, I love the chilli.

Doug: Cough. Cough.

Manny: Yes. Yes. I used to eat the chilli like him but I can no longer eat the chilli.

John: Oh. Oh. Doug’s turning red,

Karen: and sweating,

Doug: Gasp. Hic.



Manny: No. No. No.

Karen: on his upper lip,

Manny: Last time I eat the chilli like him I went to sleep.

Shelley: and out of his mouth. I’ve never ever seen anyone pump sweat out of their mouths before. Have you?

Karen: No.

John: Not me.

Doug: Gasp. Cough. Hic.

Shelley: Actually I think it’s more like drool.

Shelley, John, Karen: Yeah. He’s definitely drooling.

Manny: In the middle of the night, I wake up because my throat is… is…

Doug: Hic. Hic. Hic. Gasp.

Manny: How do you say?

John: Oh. Oh. Doug’s eyes are bulging. Tears are running down his face.

Doug: Ahhh. Ahhh. Hic. Hic.

Shelley: He’s got a full body sweat going on.

Karen: He needs bread. Doug needs bread.

Manny: Ah… Ah… How do you say my throat is (charades gasping, wheezing, almost hic-cupping very much like Doug)?

John: Closing up?

Doug: Hic. Hic. Hic. Hic.

Manny: Closing? Yes, that’s the word, closing up. And I could taste the chilli and the oil and the seeds. And I had pain right here, right here near my heart. (Points to his chest) That’s when I said to myself, “Even though I love the chilli, I can not eat the chilli anymore.”

Doug: Hic.

Karen, John and Shelley: Are you OK?

Doug: Hic. Hic. Gasp.

John: Drink this gatorade.

Very symbolic, don't you think?

Very symbolic, don’t you think? Cerritos Beach, South Baja, Mexico

Doug: Gulp. Gulp. Hic.

Manny: So now, I don’t eat the chilli anymore. I feel much better, but sure do miss it.

Karen: Excuse me. Can you please get my husband a piece of bread to soak up the chilli?

Manny: Of course.

Doug: Chomp. Hic. Chomp. Hic. Chomp.

Chomp. Chomp.

Chomp. Chomp.

Everyone: Better?

Doug: Yes, but my mouth’s still on fire.

Doug, getting there.

Doug, getting there.

Manny: Amigo, maybe you’d like to try my home made salsa. Very simple recipe. I take the seeds, roast them in oil and there you go.

Shelley, John, Karen: Noooooooooo!!!!!!

Surfer, not us, maybe today, on Cerritos Beach, South Baja, Mexico

Surfer, not us, maybe today, on Cerritos Beach, South Baja, Mexico

Cerritos Beach, South Baja, Mexico

Cerritos Beach, South Baja, Mexico

Cerritos Surf Club, $20 American, Dry camping but access to pool, hot tub and free internet.

Cerritos Surf Club, $20 American, dry camping but access to pool, hot tub and free internet.


Day 143, Feb. 1st, 2015

Day 143, Feb. 1st, 2015

Shelley and John, “The Comox Valley Echo” Volunteer travel reporters, who the editor still knows nothing about, signing off from Cerritos.


13 thoughts on “Amigo, Maybe You’d Like to try my Homemade Salsa?

  1. Great Todos Santos shot! And such subtlety with the Viagra ad!

    As for Mexico and chili’s, there are some that can literally trigger cardiac arrest. Truth. Drinking any fluids is a no-no, it only exacerbates the situation. Bread! Mas pan, indeed. Fun post. 🙂


  2. I never understand why chilli’s are called that when they are hot!!!!!????? Glad you are enjoying Mexico, you deserve it. 🐝


  3. Hmmmm… why does have a beard in one photo and not in the next… did you use a stand-in for the chili sequence? You two are still looking as fit as ever and one even sexier than ever… (not the one going into the Farmacia to get you know what, although I cannot imagine he would need it)

    A lot of people in Friday Harbor have winter homes in Todos Santos.


    • Becaaaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuuuuuuuseee I forgot to post it with my Los Cabos post and it’s funny! Ha! Ha! That’s us fit and wait a second… no flirting! 🙂 Todos Santos was a cute down. We didn’t get to the beach that day but from what the locals say, it’s going to be the new Cabo.


  4. I love that pursed lips expression, Shelley! Definitely spicy or not too tasty! I bet it was hot! Anyway, love to laugh when I come here, it is a great place to escape. Someday, you may find me in the trunk of your car or while unpacking a rather large box or suitcase!


    • Why do people do that I wonder? Actually men! We have a couple of those peppers still. I cut only a tiny bit off the top of one for some chilli. Holy Dear God it was hot! 🙂 I will be counting our bags looking for you to join us!


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