A neighbor was headed into Palomas, so I went along for the ride. Entering Highway 11 from Altura Road, we had to wait for a pickup truck to pass; and a cat, possibly thinking we were waiting for her (to me, all cats can be referred to as "her", except the most obvious Toms), decided at that moment to cross the street. Wham! The pickup ran right over her, and she lay twitching by the roadside. Ugh! That sure makes me feel my mortality. Human pedestrians are getting run over daily, too; I just read about another pedestrian fatality in El Paso the other day. That city leads Texas in pedestrians killed by motorists, and New Mexico and Arizona ranked #1 and #3, respectively, in per capita pedestrian fatalities. Florida, of course, was up there too, having 5 of the top 10 cities in the nation, including the top 2, Miami and Tampa. Curiously, El Paso didn't make it to the top 10 in the nation. But that was 2002 data in this PDF document from the DOT.

At the carniceria in Palomas today, they had beef heart for MX$15 per kilo, about 70 cents a pound. Yeah! I can live on US$5 a week if I can stand the taste; I tried living on heart meat before and it was just too tough and gamy for me. Maybe with the right marinade it will be palatable enough.

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