Weighty Issues

Ξ February 26th, 2008 | → 2 Comments | ∇ Costa Rica |

Finally the 2008 presidential candidates are courting MY vote!

As Obese Population Rises, More Candidates Courting The Fat Vote

 

Ugh! It is OVER!

Ξ November 19th, 2007 | → 8 Comments | ∇ Christmas, Christmas in Costa Rica, Costa Rica, Family, Food, Life in Costa Rica, Living in Costa Rica |

After all the planning and enough food to feed 50 people, the thing is over! I’m speaking of our annual Fiesta del Arbol.

I have no idea how many people were here. A shitpot full seems about right, and a LOT of them were kids which made the whole thing just great. Kids are  soooo cool at Christmas!

We had purchased an artificial tree complete with 1,000 lights. It stands just under eight feet tall, just perfect for our living room,but the thought of assembling that sucker had me not sleeping at night, and I left it in the box in the garage until the last minute… yesterday. I had visions of adding the lights, all the branches… ugh!

I have now officially changed my opinion of fake Christmas trees.

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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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Slick Willy? Now Slick Hilly! History Repeats.

Ξ October 29th, 2007 | → 4 Comments | ∇ Costa Rica, Hmmm!, News and Commentary, News and Comments, Politics, Rants, US Politics, YouTube |

I found this interesting. Perhaps you will also.

Just goes on and on huh? Why am I not surprised.  Sheesh!

 

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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Oh Boy!

Ξ August 9th, 2007 | → 1 Comments | ∇ Blogging stuff, Costa Rica |

You know things are bad when one of your loyal readers writes to say:

Hace mucho tiempo me amigo! ?Usted no tiene algo nuevo para decirnos?

For those of you non Spanish speakers, this translates more or less to, “It’s been a long time my friend! Don’t you have anything new to tell us?”.

How embarrassing that my readers have to give me a verbal goosing to get a blog entry. Sheesh!

The fact is I have been posting regularly to my other blog, and some of those posts, like this one and Part 2, really should have gone on this blog and not that one as those were more personal posts about my life. I try to keep the personal stuff, the rants, and any political junk on this one.

So dear reader Miguel… I needed that!  Thank you for getting me off my butt. I’ll try to do better!

 

Now THIS is Incredible

Ξ June 2nd, 2007 | → 11 Comments | ∇ Animal Stories, Hmmm!, Whatever, YouTube |

I do not spend much time on the YouTube web site as it is highly addictive and a person can spend numerous hours (read that as waste numerous hours) watching stupid videos of no value whatsoever.

Today, however, I went to the site because I could not remember if it was Utube or YouTube and I needed to send the URL to someone. By chance, the video below was on the home page. This has nothing to do with Costa Rica, but has everything to do with a great and lucky amateur video. (more…)

 

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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