— Listen,” I tell El Poema while on Skype last night. “You better make sure you have plenty of really strong coffee when I get there. I can’t function without coffee in the morning.”
— What about some Nescafé?” he replied to get me going.
— Yuck! None of that shit! Or I’ll have to hit you or something.”
— So it has to be really dark?”
— Yep. The darker, the better.”
— No problem,” he said as he poured some chili sauce on popcorn he’d just made. “You’ll just have to keep me fully supplied with chili when I’m in Montréal.”
— ¡Claro! It’s a deal, babe. It’s a deal.”