Since May 27, 2000
Caipirabob - Caipira = More or less Portuguese for "Redneck"
OK, yeah, I'm "Caipirabob" not "Redneck Bob", some cultures, languages and music are a constant source of joy and fascination in my life. God painted the world from a pallet of many colors. From a conservative perspective I experienced some different things, saw the beauty and value they brought to my world, and made them a part of it. Just so happened these things were part of different cultures, but we don't judge by race or color, we judge by content. Through this we expand the beauty of God's creation in our lives. Saude, amor e vida, y'all...
Yep, it's me - Caipirabob! Y'all come see me some time and don't forget to bring the Cachaças! (Sim, Eu gosto de Velho Barreiro. Muitas lembranças boas, gente...)
Caipirabob's Caipirinha Recipe:
2 ounces of cachaça - Pinga 51 (you had to be there) is widely available in the states as is Ypioca, but I prefer the more "raunchy flavored" Velho Barreiro. There's just something about it that takes me back to waking up on a beach in Brasil during Carnaval. I had no idea where I was. Took me some 15 minutes wondering why everyone was speaking Portuguese before I remembered I was in Brasil. I felt remarkably happy - Heck, I thought I was in Pompano...Good times...
Sugar to taste (I use Florida "Demerara Sugar")
Ice cubes (Crush it and add last!)
Wash the lime and roll it on the board to loosen the juices. Cut the lime into pieces and place them in a glass. Sprinkle with the sugar and crush the pieces (pulp side up) with a pestle. Just enough to release the juice, otherwise it'll get bitter. Add the cachaça and stir to mix. Drink it the Caipirabob way, with a gorgeous morena for full effect.
"Cristo Redentor... as brazos abiertos sobre Guanabara"
Look, when "rap" turned into gangsta "crap" in the early 90's I pretty much gave up on American music. The classics had been overplayed and there was nothing compelling on the radio in SoFlo except the corruption of modern liberal pop spewsic. So pagode, samba and salsa, then classic America rock - that's about all I listen to. It's been over half my life and I'm not changing my ways now...
Heritage and history, I don't care much if you don't like it!