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Old 06-29-2012   #31 (permalink)
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For those of you keeping score...this thread went from where to buy pottery to an aquatic cautionary tale around post 12-15. Thanks for playing.
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For those of you keeping score...this thread went from where to buy pottery to an aquatic cautionary tale around post 12-15. Thanks for playing.

isn't that that how it works......ask for info...have a debate...get a lecture......sonofdob
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isn't that that how it works......ask for info...have a debate...get a lecture......sonofdob
LOL, happens on every forum on the planet. The thing that makes this place great is the communication and the amount of information people are willing to share.
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In soon four years I have used the tap water to brush my teeth, and I have never once used anything else than tap water to wash veggies.

I have been sick (stomach) twice iirc, but it has always been proven to be something else then the tap water.

This is not an argument for using tap water, just my experience. YMMW.

Do whatever you feel comfortable doing.
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That's what makes this place so fun, you never know where it will go next.
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It's not the water that I have a problem with it's the cisterns and tanakas that are pretty rank.
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it's not the water that i have a problem with it's the cisterns and tanakas that are pretty rank.
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I have been to PDC twice, both on an AI but have always brushed my teeth with tap water and showered with tap water. I dont drink it from tap and make sure all of my drinks are well disinfected with high doses of alcohol.
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I never drink tap water from authentic/handmade mexican pottery purchased at a reasonable price from a reputable shop with a great selection who treat their dogs well......sonofdob
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Yellow bowl with red peppers

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There is a really cool piece that Phyllis got at a roadside stand somewhere around 52nd Ave. It was yellow I believe with peppers on it in red? I loved it and wish I knew where to find one like it.
Hi! Sorry, I wasn't paying attention. I got the bowl on a Sunday during the flea market/bazaar that takes place on Calle 54 between 10th and 30th -- closer to 10th. It was at a house that opens their gate and sells all kinds of pottery at super good prices.
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For those of you keeping score...this thread went from where to buy pottery to an aquatic cautionary tale around post 12-15. Thanks for playing.
Yowzah! It was an interesting game. Really brings them out of the old woodwork, doesn't it? Or the old waterworks. Or something. Now, about those authentic Mexican pots...
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Hi! Sorry, I wasn't paying attention. I got the bowl on a Sunday during the flea market/bazaar that takes place on Calle 54 between 10th and 30th -- closer to 10th. It was at a house that opens their gate and sells all kinds of pottery at super good prices.

THAT is the piece of which I speak! I want it!! If anyone ever sees one like it again, HOLLER!! I want one!!
Speaking of tap water.....a friend that came to Playa with me in May brushed her teeth with tap water from the hotel (not AI), and also soaked her dentures in it. She had diarrhea and upset tummy for weeks upon return home. Would this be possible due to what she did? I brush my teeth in the tap water all the time when there.
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Yowzah! It was an interesting game. Really brings them out of the old woodwork, doesn't it? Or the old waterworks. Or something. Now, about those authentic Mexican pots...
You should see the bonus round...
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Speaking of tap water.....a friend that came to Playa with me in May brushed her teeth with tap water from the hotel (not AI), and also soaked her dentures in it. She had diarrhea and upset tummy for weeks upon return home. Would this be possible due to what she did? I brush my teeth in the tap water all the time when there.
I rest my case. Also my roulette.

And now for the Bonus Round (or was that the first entry already?) First Prize: Another of those pesky Darwin Awards (is Mother Nature really an Equal Natural Selection Opportunity Employer? "Brush up" on your probability theory)

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Uh, presumably because when you DRINK, you swallow/ingest, and when you BRUSH, you spit it out without ingesting but a teeny tiny amount??

....not really comparable snenarios...unless you swallow your toothpaste mouthfuls when brushing...in which case, like this dude, here:





and if you are truly that paranoid about that tiny amount of tap water...I am not sure how you ever walk down the street/get in a car/get in the ocean....etc.?
I'm not exactly sure how I ever walk down the street/get in a car/get in the ocean....etc., either. But, since I'm no longer the feisty whippersnapper I was when I moved here 12 years ago, I now do it a good deal more prudently than I did before. I've tripped and fallen down numerous times on uneven sidewalks, curbs and protruding bricks, tangled with wires, rollerfooted on almonds in the street, slipped on wet tiles and grapes and yogurt and other mush in Walmart and the other supers (as we all have), so I now I watch where I'm going.

I've been mugged three times (twice by the same guy - see Einstein's definition of insanity, below), knocked out once, and run over by a moto while crossing the street under a streetlight at night (no lights on the moto - he thought it saved gas). And I got "tourista" more times than I wanted (it's about as much fun as being seasick - first you're afraid you're gonna die, then you're afraid you won't). I also brushed my teeth with tap water for several months (I knew better, but oh so convenient!) before I finally puzzled it out.

Could it be the water? Let's see: E coli replicates about every 20 minutes, so if you swallow 1 bug in that "teeny tiny amount", you've got 2 after the first 20 minutes, then 4 after 40, then 16 after 1 hour, then 256 after an hour and 20 min, then - and here's where it gets interesting - 65,556 after an hour and 40 minutes, then 43 million after 2 hours, and so on, so during the 6-8 hours grace period before the average time of onset of the first real undeniable signs of a queasy stomach, you've got a whopping load of bugs you could get along quite nicely without (thanks anyway). So, a self-awarded "duh" to my own self.

Ever mindful of Einstein's definition of insanity ("doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result"), and relying on the benefits of my expensive education ("if you don't know the answer, look it up"), I stopped brushing with tap water and started chanting my protective mantra ("if you wouldn't drink it, why put it in your mouth?"). Probably has a much better risk/benefit ratio than doing the same dumb thing over and over. And it's cheap - bottled water costs me 20 pesos for 20 liters, which at today's rate of exchange is about $1.50 USD for 5 gallons, so it costs me about a penny a brush (including the obligatory gargle and mustache rinse afterwards) - so, it's economical. Seems to work - no deli (or Delhi) belly for 11 years.

RE: the great picture, he's pretty obviously not doing it right - and although I don't know anything about his geopolitical orientation, judging by the water level (and other factors) it doesn't look like a flood control project in a certain country in coastal Europe (it's opposite the country with the famous white cliffs). Also, she's just too picture perfect to be "real", and considerably smaller than he is (he's on his knees), so...I'm guessing maybe an air leak? Who knows? (Is this part of the Bonus Round? I think Shivor gets to write the questions, since he was quick to identify the game.) Viva agua de Provecho! (or something)
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