Raulin and Racoons

It’s no surprise that Hispanics love their music. Mami messaged me, that not only Yenny was sleeping over, there was a free salsa concert going on, right in the neighborhood. I was actually a little stunned since I’ve never seen one take place deep in the boondocks where she lives. I said I would meet them after work non the less.

Raulin Rosendo is a Dominican salsa singer, he’s pretty known for songs like, Lady Laura, Uno Se Cura and Que a voy Hacer.I’ll be honest, I know close to nothing about celebrities, their names and what they look like. And that goes for both Spanish and English speaking celebrities. I could care less. However, once that song plays, I’ll know exactly who they are. It’s all about the music baby. As soon as I arrived at the park and heard the tunes, it was undeniable and I started to sing right away. 

The family was all set up with chairs, and let me tell you, my Abuela was looking beautiful. She was smiling and clapping her hands to the rhythm. Adorable.

After the concert it was time to get some grub, we waited for Kiki to get gome drom work so we can head out.  Surprisingly we were all there. Usually one of the siblings are missing (there is five of us). You know, life, bills, plans and what not. We showed up to Seafood City in City Island, I’ve been here once and had a great time. I always go to Tony’s Pier, you know, the one all the way to end and to the right, like almost every single person I know describes it. 

We order about 3 combos so we can all split, since most of us weren’t even hungry in the first place. Good thing too, because waiting for the food to be ready took 40 minutes! Yeah, we were hungry and pretty inpatient by then. And we both know I don’t even have to tell you that my brother a Luis was the first one at the bar, his henny colada was pretty strong. I took a sip and woke right up!

I wasn’t drinking, I ordered myself a fruit punch and decided to go in on some mozzarella sticks instead. I’ve been trying to slow down on alcohol. I find that I still manage to have a great time with or without so why do it excessively? 

We’re dining in the back of the restaurant, outdoors where the view shines with all the lights that New York City for our visitors to see. Until something else catches our eyes. We see a racoon about 30 feet away digging in the trash. We all feast our eyes on the odd sight, until we noticed there’s  two of them. They’re both tag teaming on this trash bin trying to look for food. But wait, I’m not done,  two skunks join the party. I have never seen a real skunk in my life,  the only skunk I’ve ever known is Pepe Le’ Peu. Jeremy is off repeating himself that it’s not funny, that one time are school there was a skunk and the smell was horrible, and that we didn’t want to get this one angry and all this other other stuff. While Luis and Alexis got a little closer like the daredevils they are to go try and take a selfie. We were all cracking up, except for Jula who kept screaming, oh my god, oh my God, oh my God, oh yeah God. Yet, she starts throwing fries at them.

Behind us, a woman just falls straight down to the ground, and we don’t know if she’s drunk or if she’s sick, so we try not to laugh. Some staff come over to assist her getting up, and she’s busy leaning over the table and can’t get her equilibrium right.

Two disasters, and we don’t know where to look. We kept breaking our necks to look at the ladies, and then to make sure the Racoons and skunks weren’t too close. I was still munching on my shrimps though.