Alicia has more godchildren than anyone else I know. I don’t remember if it’s 15 or 25. Probably the former. Her first godchild wasn’t an official one; the nephew of her erstwhile boyfriend was abandoned by his mother and ignored by his father, essentially raised by his grandparents. So Alicia stepped in and provided nurture all through his childhood.
He’s now in his 20s and has become an excellent musician. We went to hear him sing at Angus Brangus, where they have this cool fountain on the end of the building.
The restaurant is fairly new, and very classy… with the exception of the bathrooms. They have those auto-flush toilets but no toilet seats.
On the huge TP dispenser is this interesting sign: “Please do not throw paper into the bath [sic]. Thank you.” It’s not uncommon here for used TP to go in the trash because of inadequate plumbing.
The food was phenomenal, but I forgot to take a photo of the steak we shared. Here’s the dessert: flan and postre de nata. It was quite delicious.
Hugo’s band played very well. His lead guitarist played mostly on an acoustic guitar with electronic pickup, but it sounded like an electric guitar. The bassist had a cool 5-string bass. They played a mix of folk music (with modern arrangements) and pop music.
I sang along when they performed La quiero a morir. One of my favorite love songs… I sometimes sing it at the Colombian restaurant in Tampa.
(Alicia had a plain wedding band made for me so my emerald ring wouldn’t get beat up.)
Hugo told us he had auditioned for La Voz Colombia (The Voice Colombia) and so far has passed his auditions. So you may see more of him in the future. Alicia’s niece Sara Elisa also auditioned last week and was interviewed by the sponsoring network, which suggests that she also passed. If they make it to the show, we’ll have to start eating at the Colombian restaurant in Tampa when the show’s on so we can watch.