My Potatoes and Life are Not Special

I want to live a simple life, I want to cook potatoes I purchased at the Panajachel City market for 25 Cents, and know the life I purchased was a good value.

What makes my life special is I continuously walk away from the competition of life, I continually stop myself from competing with my fellow man, I do not envy them, I tend to think they are nuts.

Panajachel, Guatemala --- Wednesday, March 17, 2010
By Andy Graham of

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Panajachel is full of American Missionary right now, they all seem to sit in trendy coffee shops or bars buying expensive drinks and food. Guatemala is more religious than the USA, but they come here as missionaries, truly a mixed up world.

I enjoy listening to their stories, to how they live, to their agendas, there are daily lessons being taught on why I do not live in the USA daily. I entered a coffee shop here, a nice place, but truly sells expensive coffee in a country that grows coffee. I mean, I can walk down the road and find coffee growing…

I know the world thinks I am cheap; I will enjoy cooking my potatoes. I have never got a handle on this money thing, I know the more I pay, the less value I get in return for my life. I am always in negotiations, trying to make sure what I paid for my life was a good deal.

What makes my life special is I do need to be special; this truly is a life less normal. I now need to figure out how long to cook boiled potatoes, truly one of lifes lessons worth learning.

My Potatoes and Life are Not Special


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Is there really a time limit for potatoes? I think if anything the danger would be to overcook them, rather than under cook them.

Cook them until a fork or knife slides all the way into them easily. Or cut one in half and you can see that it is cooked all the way through.

A little bit of salt in the water or salted afterwards or some real butter or cream on top makes all the difference.....

You know how to cook potatoes farmboy Andy. I am just answering because you posed the question.


So appropriate. Potatoes on St. Patty's day.
I see you have six potatoes.
Do you know what an Irishman's seven course meal is ???
One potato and a six pack...

Cut them in smaller pieces, they cook faster, done when they are fork tender.

Cheese and crema on potatoes!
So I am now at the point where I can sit back and go along with theses peoples (ngo workers and missionary types) stories and keep the laughing down to just on the inside. The dopey eyed "gone natives" haha. Happy St. Patty's

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