We Are NOT Pregnant!

Ξ August 12th, 2008 | → 15 Comments | ∇ Costa Rica, Family, Humor, Maria Luisa, marriage, Menopause, Politically Correct, Rants |

Now before some of my readers begin to think that I have or am even trying to impregnate my wifey… fear not. We are waaaay too olde! This post is about my ongoing battle against the ridiculous political correctness permeating the United States… and menopause.

I am not sure how many North Americans realize just how ridiculous they look to people in other countries always trying to be Politically Correct (PC). Free speech is no longer an option in the US as there is always some joker looking over your shoulder and telling you how to think, act, and what to say… or what not to say.

Like so many things in the US, PC seemed like such a good idea at the time, but then morphed into idiocy. It just got carried too far… kinda like trade unions, women’s lib and so many other truly good ideas gone bad. Good concepts… overdone.

Of all of them, one of the dumbest (in my opinion) is one of the more popular phrases spoken by young couples regarding a woman’s pregnancy. The PC thing to say is, “We are pregnant”.

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Fiesta del árbol

Ξ November 17th, 2007 | → 3 Comments | ∇ Christmas, Christmas in Costa Rica, Costa Rica, Family, Food, Humor, Life in Costa Rica, Living in Costa Rica, Maria Luisa |

Tomorrow is the big day.

ML has invited Costa Rica to come to our home for the annual tree decorating thing. Well of course she did not invite the whole country, just her relatives which is no more then ten percent of the people here. My son, his wifey and my granddaughter are coming too, so there will be some representation from North America. I invited some childless friends to attend but they suddenly had other things to do. Even free booze could not budge them when faced with 20 plus children.

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A Little Test – Left Brained or Right?

Ξ October 19th, 2007 | → 3 Comments | ∇ Costa Rica, Fun Stuff, Idle Thoughts, Maria Luisa, Whatever |

Are you a left brain person? Right sided?

I like these things. My friend Ri sent this to me, and I in turn sent it to a bunch of folks… All have had a blast. All are amazed.

ML and I see the same thing! Do you and your partner? Which way is the dancer turning? To the left (clockwise) or to the right? Can you see both?

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Visit this link to read more. Have fun with this/

 

 

 

 

 

Another Getaway Weekend with my (almost ex) wife

Ξ September 2nd, 2007 | → 15 Comments | ∇ Costa Rica, Ewwwwww!, Humor, Life in Costa Rica, Living in Costa Rica, Maria Luisa, Travel |

So ML says to me, “I have this meeting in Puntarenas. Come with me and we can spend time together after the meeting. The meeting only lasts an hour!”.

I have an immediate issue with this. First, I have been to Puntarenas several times over the years, mostly to take the ferry that departs from there to cross the Gulf of Nicoya to a really nice part of Costa Rica. Every time I have gone there, I told myself I will not go there again. Every time I go again, there is some overwhelming reason why I do go there again, in this case, the wife.

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Animal Farm

Ξ August 9th, 2007 | → 5 Comments | ∇ Costa Rica, Family, Humor, Life in Costa Rica, Maria Luisa, Pets |

My wife loves animals. Actually, it would be more accurate to say she adores any living thing. She probably should have been a vet. She dotes on all the living things in this house, including me, but I can tell you the amount of noise created in this place can be deafening. Let’s start with THE BIRD.

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The Tarantula Story

Ξ May 13th, 2007 | → 11 Comments | ∇ Animal Stories, Bugs and Critters, Costa Rica, Crawly Things, Humor, Life in Costa Rica, Living in Costa Rica, Maria Luisa |

Maria’s Pet TarantulaAs regular readers may recall, I am not a huge fan of things with more than four legs. This can been read about in some of my priors encounters with Rolando and of course the famous cucaracha episode. So now that you are clear on this, it is time to discuss my bug loving wife and how that affects our relationship viz-a-viz spiders.

As spiders meet the more-than-four leg requirement above, they fall into the “keep them the hell away from me” category.

Maria Luisa, my bride of almost two years, does not have these issues. She thinks spiders are neat, and in fact all bugs are just wonderful. This, as you may imagine, sometimes brings conflict into our relationship. I prefer the “squash ’em now” approach, while she would invite them to dinner and prepare something special. I am not permitted to hit them with a shoe or she has told me she will hit ME with a shoe. This applies even when we are visited by humongous tarantulas the size of a baseball glove. (Click to enlarge photos)

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I am the Father of Anna Nicole’s Baby!

Ξ April 3rd, 2007 | → 7 Comments | ∇ -My Favorites, Costa Rica, Humor, Maria Luisa |

OK.

Like many of you, I have been watching closely the unfolding events surrounding the mysterious death of Anna Nicole, Ex Playboy Bunny, alleged (and successful if true) gold digger, and TV personality, whose estimated net worth is around half a billion dollars.

Of course, my thoughts are mostly with our daughter and heir to those big bucks, Dannielynn. Yes, that is not a misprint. OUR daughter.

Time to confess. I know this will come as a shock to my readers (all 12 of you), to my family and friends, but most of all to my dear wife. But I must now “come clean”. With the death of Anna, I am now released from my promise to keep mum about our brief time together and the love child we created on the white sand beaches of Costa Rica.

I feel I must now come forth and accept my paternal responsibility (AND of course my responsibility to handle the financial affairs of our child!).

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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!

 

I am in love with another woman…

Ξ October 14th, 2006 | → 6 Comments | ∇ Blogging stuff, Costa Rica, Geeky Stuff, Hmmm!, Humor, Idle Thoughts, Life in Costa Rica, Maria Luisa, Rants, Shakira, Whatever |

OK… perhaps it is more of a lustfull thing. I am totally in love lust with Shakira.

I explained to Maria that should Shakira decide to come to Costa Rica searching desperately for a 60+, overweight Gringo with whom she could spend her declining years, I would have to consider leaving my wonderful wife… forthwith. Well I tried to say that, but I didn’t know how to say forthwith in Spanish. For those of you who know not who is shakira, read on…

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Hoo are you?

Ξ September 28th, 2006 | → 10 Comments | ∇ Animal Stories, Costa Rica, Humor, Life in Costa Rica, Maria Luisa |

A couple of nights ago, Piro started to go crazy in the back yard. This in itself is not so strange as she is a nutty animal under the best of circumstances and can always find something to go crazy about, but this was about 1 AM on a nasty, cold and rainy night and that bore some checking out. ML went to the window and announced that “something big” was in the back yard. I figured she was talking about the pool. Those of you who have spend any time on this blog know that my dear wifey is prone to…emmm… exagerate things. I decided the bed was a better option.

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