Put another nickel in / Ponga otra moneda de 5 centavos

La versión en español está después de la versión en inglés.

SUNDAY, A WEEK FROM YESTERDAY, is when my second Astrazenaca jab is scheduled. I’ve still had no word about rescheduling it for sooner, so it looks like I’ll just have to wait. At this point, although I’m disappointed, it wouldn’t make much of a difference.

Today’s photos are all about local color and style, some of the visions I caught while out walking over the weekend. I was boring by comparison in my olive green shorts; black and gray Puma sneakers; and white tank top (removed and tucked in my waistband). The legs of the shorts were the same length.

The song is dedicated to the hucha (coin slot) in the first photo. The parking lot has mostly emptied and the building is mostly quiet. Four days of peace before the next weekender onslaught. (Unfortunately, the vacation rental next door is still occupied, and they seem to come and go constantly.)


EL DOMINGO, UNA SEMANA DESDE ayer, es cuando está programado mi segundo pinchazo de Astrazenaca. Todavía no he tenido noticias sobre reprogramarlo antes, así que parece que tendré que esperar. En este punto, aunque estoy decepcionado, no haría mucha diferencia.

Las fotos de hoy tienen que ver con el color y el estilo locales, algunas de las visiones que capté mientras caminaba durante el fin de semana. En comparación, yo era aburrido con mis pantalones cortos verde oliva; zapatillas Puma negras y grises; y camiseta blanca sin mangas (quitada y metida en la cintura). Las piernas de los pantalones cortos eran del mismo largo.

La canción está dedicada a la hucha en la primera foto. El estacionamiento se ha vaciado en su mayor parte y el edificio es mayormente tranquilo. Cuatro días de paz antes del próximo asalto de los fines de semana. (Desafortunadamente, la casa de vacaciones de al lado todavía está ocupada y parece que van y vienen constantemente).

• These two guys were a colorful pair — and as separates.
• Estos dos tipos eran una pareja colorida — y como elementos separados.
• A sunhat.
• Un sombrero para el sol.
• More local color — and stripes and plaid.
• Más color local — y rayas y cuadros.
• Shorts and shorter.
• Pantalones cortos y más cortos.
• The diaper look.
• El pañal.


Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

29 thoughts on “Put another nickel in / Ponga otra moneda de 5 centavos”

  1. Can you explain, describe, the person pushing the handcart to the left of the guy in the striped shirt?

    1. David:
      A local with some issues. When he’s doing well, he can be seen working for a number of vendors in the public market. He’s always dressed this way.

    1. Mary:
      He’s got some issues but is doing well again and working for vendors at the public market. He likes spandex.

  2. People, it appears, seem to let it ALL hang out in the summer!
    My dad used to play this tune on the piano. I learned the words at a very young age.

    1. Jim:
      I’ve seen more than this hanging out recently. I had to look the other way (and I’m pretty sure it was accidental).

    1. mcpersonalspace54:
      The guy pushng the cart sometimes has issues. He’s doing well now. But the Spandex is ever present.

      1. mcpersonalspace54:
        Yep, a working local. He was in much better shape 8 years ago. Still the outfits left nothing to the imagination.

  3. Diaper guy – so close to perfect and yet screwed it up so badly. What a shame. And why do these guys stand with legs apart, hands on hips? Is it vertical manspreading? You found some real doozies!

    1. Wilma:
      I don’t know why he doesn’t just wear something smaller under the shorts. The tan line is everything. And, yeah, that macho legs spread hands on hips pose. I’d love to line them all up.

  4. Ah, fun Fuengirola fashion! I missed this so much, Scoot. Now David Bowie is playing in my head. Nickel my sweet patootie! That’s a quarter slot if I ever saw one. That one guy (no, not that one, the other guy), with that outfit, it’s the sun hat you noticed? Kidding, right?
    Someone needs to tell the guy in the coral outfit that it is okay for men to run around without tops. Sometimes it’s to be preferred. Okay, too judgy. You do your thang mister man.

    1. Deedles:
      That slot was actually designed for paper money. Insert 1, 5, 10, or 20 euros here.

      1. Deedles:
        But maybe never press for your money to be refunded.

  5. You do find the fashionistas. In their minds, I guess they look great. As others have mentioned, the one guy in the halter top thingy looks especially strange.


    1. Janie:
      That guy does have some issues, but is doing well now. No matter how he’s doing, he’s always in spandex and torso-revealing tops.

  6. I’m pretty sure Bolero jackets are Spanish in origin, but Bolero vest tees? Fuengirola seems to have a high degree of crack addiction too, LOL!

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Oh, but I’ve been hoping for these for months! (For different reasons.) Too many hunks on the beach to take in.

  7. Well at least those one-leg-shorter shorts never caught on here – at ;least I’ve never seen any being worn here. Now if they’d only dampen down on those shouty patterns I’ll be a happier man.

    1. Raybeard:
      I know sometimes, one leg has simply dropped back down, but so often I see guys carefully roll or fold one leg up and not the other. I just don’t know. Of course, how often (except lately with the heat waves), do the English even get to wear shorts?

      1. In England, maybe for 10% of the year [tops] will they be worn without attracting much attention, ‘cos it’s not inappropriate. But there are always those very few hardy souls who’ll wear shorts in ALL weathers, even in Winter. Not me!

  8. Good Lord, Teresa Brewer?! That’s a blast from the past. The guy with the “diaper look” is pulling it off quite well, actually. I don’t understand how people whose pants or shorts have fallen down below their asscrack aren’t aware of it. Or are they, and they just don’t care?

    1. Steve:
      I had a pair of gym shorts with a deceased elastic band. When I bent down, I felt the breeze (I never wore them outside). I don’t get it. The diaper look does show off the thighs.

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