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alex45920 last won the day on March 19 2019

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  1. And there was also this bit of nonsense that denied the validity of tropical (monsoonal) moisture coming from the south. So the storm that's expected here tonight doesn't count either.
  2. Our rainy season comes from the south. It happens all over the world this time of year. Most of the world refers to it as the monsoon. It's simple enough to understand. As the planet tilts its north axis toward the sun, the northern hemisphere warms and more moisture evaporates into the atmosphere. As the tilt increases, the tropical weather zone moves northward along with the increased warming. This explains why the rainy season arrives in southern Mexico about a month earlier than our own rainy season. It also explains why we typically get rain during the evening during the rainy season...cooling temperatures in the evening force the excess moisture in the atmosphere to condense into rain. Occasionally, storms develop that are strong enough to spin off and head north on their own ahead of the system. Both the rainy season and the occasional storm originate in the same weather system, which comes from the south. And it has arrived. Welcome rainy season.
  3. Some people just don't know when to quit... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXY9TuuwyL8&ab_channel=44Roadrunner44
  4. As we approach the first day of May, the cicadas seem to be emerging. We all know the rainy season begins in mid-June. Just do the math. I'm sorry the total number of days between the two exceeds the total number of fingers and toes on the average human, thereby making this calculation that much more difficult for a certain percentage of the population. I am curious to see if this early start to the "rainbird" season indicates an early start to the rainy season. You may want to plant your crops a little early this year.
  5. I usually hear "chicharra." The Word Reference dictionary says both are correct. The Mexican language is very dialectic. The expats seem to have their own dialect as well. Our local chicharras have a different breeding cycle than those up north. They spend eight years in the ground, emerge, breed and die. A different subgroup emerges once every eight years. I think the rain actually drowns them...you can hear the desperation of their whistling intensify as the rainy season nears.
  6. See how well that works? Wear your mask and follow the simple advice we're all aware of, and the pandemic stops spreading. And, as our much-maligned (by MC) governor says, "Don't let your guard down."
  7. And you are the prime offender at pushing your agenda and narrative on this board.
  8. Pitiful indeed! Let me suggest you read this article from NASA to better inform yourself about climatic cycles, which you pretend to understand. https://climate.nasa.gov/blog/2949/why-milankovitch-orbital-cycles-cant-explain-earths-current-warming/
  9. I think the declining birth rate in Mexico has been based, to a large extent, on two main factors: the introduction of sex education in the public schools and raising the age of consent. Both of these concepts faced considerable resistance at first from religious and cultural organizations. The state of Jalisco was much more progressive in implementing these innovations than most other states and set an example for the rest to follow.
  10. Yes, we are fortunate to live in a community and a state in which our elected leaders have taken an intelligent and realistic view toward this pandemic.
  11. Two stores in Chapala have what you're looking for. One is the jewelry store a few doors west of the Arbol de Cafe on Hidalgo. The other is the curio shop next to the Cucumber restaurant on the walkway in the plaza.
  12. Yes. But I think you're feeling an oxygen rush from the dense, humid air. I know I am.
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