It is SOOO *&*%$% Cold Here!

Ξ November 23rd, 2006 | → 2 Comments | ∇ Costa Rica, Family, Life in Costa Rica, Maria Luisa |

Yesterday, at about 7:00am, we hit 12.5 degrees Celsius or about 54.5 Fahrenheit) – and that appparently set a record for November that lasted about 25 years. It is NASTY here! It is STILL cold today, but a bit better.

Now all you North Americans, don’t even START on how sad you are that we have temps in the 50’s. If you’re still living there, it is because you want to. We Costa Rica transplants have voted NO SNOW and that includes NO COLD. We don’t even DO furnaces here.

Anyway, ML will be home soon… so that means we either go to Thanksgiving Dinner or to bed… either is fine with me!

 

Stupid (but funny) (R rated)

Ξ November 9th, 2006 | → 1 Comments | ∇ Costa Rica, Humor, Quotes, Whatever |

I get emails every few days with someone’s idea of silliness. Usually, they are not funny. Some are just grossly off-color, and while I am not a prude, I have lost patience with the raw stuff.

However, this morning I received these gems… I have no idea if these people actually said these things… I always have doubts, but who really cares? Pretty funny stuff IMHO. I am probably violating someone’s copyright, though I am not sure if that is possible if these are actual quotes.
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The Middle East

Ξ November 5th, 2006 | → 9 Comments | ∇ Costa Rica, Ewwwwww!, Humor, News and Comments, The Middle East, Whatever |

Map of the Middle EastThe Middle East seems to me like a festering hole. Last night, the Clinton News Network (CNN) tells me there are now something like 8 countries rushing to build “the bomb”.

This made me want to know exactly where ARE these countries in relation to one another. Therefore, you may click the thumbnail map above for a full sized view of the area.

I believe this will place everything in perspective for my loyal readers!

 

Fun with CAJA

Ξ November 4th, 2006 | → 3 Comments | ∇ CAJA, Costa Rica, Health and Welfare, Life in Costa Rica, Retire to Costa Rica |

blood_test.jpgA recent downturn in my health has brought me into very close contact with the CAJA system, and more accurately, the system in Hospital Calderon Guardia, the second largest CAJA hospital in Costa Rica.

There are two types of health care here, public (the CAJA) and private. If you are here in country with your (legal) residency, you may join CAJA for almost nothing. Very cheap insurance indeed. The private system is far more expensive but costs can be covered by buying any number of international insurance poiicies or by using your friendly, local monopoly, the INS.

So what do Tiger Woods and a lab worker in CAJA have in common?

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