Who/What were your life jackets during the pandemic?
I had three:
My greyhound Asha
My husband Todd
Paco Ojeda's Coffee & Headlines
What's Paco's show?
It's for English-speaking locals in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico that are NOT fluent in Spanish.
In Coffee & Headlines, Paco,
1. Translates local Puerto Vallarta news into English... which is incredibly important for many reasons... to figure out what was going on with Covid in Mexico and Puerto Vallarta for several months - especially critical for business owners like Todd and I. We had to know if we could keep our business open, when we had to close, what times we had to close. And if we could be open, what are the rules to follow to ensure we, our workers, and everyone else is safe. As it turns out, we had to close for three months in 2020 - March to May. And there were other times we had to close as well, or close at an earlier time, but so far nothing lasted as long as the three months.
2. Offers interesting and fun news about Puerto Vallarta and other topics in Mexico... he takes you on tours of different PV neighborhoods, introduces you to neighborhood restaurants, including Taco Tuesdays, provides the weather.
3. Creates a positive fun community that feels like a family. Paco is live on facebook every morning at 10:30am, and users make comments - you get to know like-minded people that you otherwise wouldn't have met. He keeps it real and positive, which is not only unusual, but a breath of fresh air.
We first met Paco in the beginning of 2017, which wasn't long after we moved to Vallarta. He's a man of many talents, photography being one of them - he's photographed our business. (which I'll post as another story).
He's a friend, is super creative, and loves humor as much as Todd and I do, so when Paco asked if anyone in his Coffee & Headlines community would like to create an intro for his show, we jumped!
Of course we'll do the intro... it'll be similar to what he says and we absolutely HAVE to have some of his mannerisms and his 'look':
* bald head
* babadee doo doo (he says this when he's searching through viewers comments)
* his infectious laugh
Other than that, Todd and I each decided where our character's resided - they're not from Mexico, nor are they from the same place as each other, but they are absolutely Paco's relatives!
AND, HEEERE'S PACO..
Hope you had a good laugh, it's a lot of fun if you've seen Paco's show ;)