Thursday, April 21, 2016

R is for Rafael Lopez #atozchallenge

What sup? I'm Rafael. I'm your local neighborhood economist. I study supply and demand.  Whatever you demand, I can supply if you get my meaning.

I live in New Orleans and I understand somebody wrote a book about me. Ha, I didn't know I was that famous.  Well, okay, I did, I just didn't know anybody would write about it.  I'm told the book is called Peril in the Bayou.

I'm not sure why a book about me would be called Peril in the Bayou. I do know the bayou can be a scary place, but as far as anyone knows, I ain't got nothin' to do with the bayou. There for damn sure ain't no evidence about me being anywhere around that swampy gator infested water.

I think a book about me should have been titled New Orlean's Hottest Latin Bachelor.  Don't you think that would be a good title? Hell, maybe they should make a movie.

My family owns a little restaurant. I guess you figured out by my name I'm Latino. So we own this little Mexican restaurant. All my business is completely and totally legit. You hear what I'm saying?

Anyhow, if you come down to the Big Easy, look me up at the Lopez Family Restaurant. I can help with whatever you need while you visit the crescent city. If you are looking for other A to Z folks, click here.

P.S. Ecuador Earthquake:
As many of you have heard, we suffered a devastating earthquake in Ecuador Saturday evening. I am in the Andes and though we felt the quake and it was quite unsettling, we are safe and haven't suffered any damage or loss. Our friends on the coast are another story. This is typically a poverty stricken area. The people are hard working, but now their homes and businesses and places of employment are all gone. There is virtually no such thing as insurance for the people in the area. If you can find it in your heart to help, even $5 will help a lot. Hearts of Gold is a local charity organization which is very well run where almost every penny of donations is used for the intended causes they support. You can donate with a credit card or Paypal and we sure will appreciate it here. Thank you for your prayers and support and your donations if you can help.

Thank you with all my heart.

Scarlett Loving life in Cuenca!


  1. Sounds like what, in England, we called a Spiv. Particularly during WWII. There were always guys who could get you things.

    1. Not always nice guys either. Jo, I really appreciate you reading and commenting!