Que Padre! Nearly 300,000 Page Views

El Blog de Joy is about to hit a little landmark (that is significant only to Joy).

300,000 page views! Thanks to all of you — welcome and unwelcome — who made it happen. I have no aspirations to increase my traffic, as this is my personal blog, but it’s still nice to know so many of you care.

drink pulque

(Drinking fermented agave slime (aka pulque) in Tlaxcala.)

7 thoughts on “Que Padre! Nearly 300,000 Page Views

  1. Luis de la Cerda says:

    Hey there, there’s a lil’ typo in your headline there 😉

    Anyway, I just wanted to give you a little heads up about the pulque you seem to be enjoying so much in that photo… Did you know that in order to ferment the maguey slime they pack a ball of human excrement in a little bag made out of fabric called the “muñeco” or doll and throw that in the slime? This is a reason why a lot of pulque drinkers become infected with parasites like amoeba. Didn’t mean to gross you out or anything, but you might want to rethink your drinking repertoire next time 😉

    Cheers and congrats on your 300,000.

  2. Katie says:

    I just had pulque for the first time on my last visit to DF a couple of weeks ago. We went to Hijo de los Aztecas. Holy crap, that stuff is gross. It’s like drinking snot! Naturally, some of the people in our group absolutely loved it. (I was not one of them.) After drinking half a mug, my boyfriend was hit with the weirdest kind of drunk he has ever experienced. Needless to say, the whole thing was pretty unforgettable.

  3. Obet says:

    The black legend says that the pulque is fermented with manure (mmmmhhh), but seemingly it is only that, a myth. My family is from Hidalgo and Tlaxcala, as it I have a relatively frequent contact with the original and traditional producers. They all said to me that this history of the fermentation with “caca” is false.

    I have been a witness onf part of the production process and it seems to me that it is it is similar to the tepache.


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