Ξ July 4th, 2005 | → 14 Comments | ∇ |
Will (I think) said “Life is a stage” (or something like that)… So if you read my blog, you might want to know who are the players in my life!First and foremost, there is ME.
Then comes my wifey (see picture below) who henceforth may be known as Maria Luisa, Maria, Luisa, Guisa, or just ML… all depending on my mood.
My son Bill lives here in Costa Rica along with his sweetie and my beautiful granddaughter, Lucia.
Bill and Kembly are pictured right holding Lucia… world’s greatest granddaughter. All live here in Costa Rica about 10 minutes from me.
Karen and Bob are my two other kids who both live in Chicago with their kids! Karen is married to Jim and they have two most excellent kids. Bob and Jackie are the proud parents of JAKE… a kid waaaaay to intelligent for his age (2). I do not have good photos of Karen or Jackie, so you’ll just have to picture two more gorgeous women!
Jeanette is my sassy housekeeper… a 25 year old bundle of energy… and Nicaraguan transplant. She maybe weights 80 pounds wet from the shower (something I’d really like to see by-the-by) and carries a knife. She is a wonderfully constant annoyance and is a member of the family. I love her dearly. She cleans bathrooms!
Update on Jeanette May 2006 – Jeanette left us a couple of months ago to have her baby and move North to Nicaragua to live with the baby’s father. We miss her a LOT BUT…
We now have Maritza who I have NO desire to see wet, but who does a great job of keeping the place in order and cooks like a pro. Great. Now I can weigh 500 pounds….
Update on Paul: May, 2006. The demons won. Paul passed away. Read about it here. Here is the last picture of Paul with my son Bill, Christmas 2005. RIP mi hermano.
Marlen and Carlos (below left) are Maria’s two children and both are in their 20’s. Marlen is an optometrist and Carlos is completing his undergrad degree. Carlos changes girlfriends more often than I change my socks.
Below left is a picture of them dancing at our combination Birthday and engagement party.
The animals are: Charlie (short for Charlotte) a multi grand champion Abyssinian and George, who is Charlie’s great grandfather. Georgie is also a multi grand champion and one of only TWO Abyssinians in Central America. Not the brightest cat there ever was, George is as sweet animal if ever there was one. George is very laid-back and gentle and only gets truly active when Charlie is “in season”. He then works diligently to develop an incestuous relationship. Sadly, Georgie has had his jewels removed… so this does not work well… though Charlie seems to enjoy the attention!
Piro or Pirolina is my little street dawg. Found under a bridge, 95% dead at 4 weeks… I was able to nurse her back to health with 90 days of constant attention and a vet bill big enough to get anyone’s attention. She is now in the best of health and repays me by being a most excellent doggy. Actually… she isn’t even mine any more. ML is the apple of her eye and I am sort of the guy that lives here.
The BIRD is our bilingual, bipolar lora, a Yellow Naped Amazon parrot.
Nasty little bitch to nearly everyone, she’ll bite you in two seconds for doing nothing more than yanking on her tail feathers! She has an enormous vocabulary and never shuts up! We have no idea if she is a he or if he is a she… and nobody really wants to get close enough for a peek … Her name is QuiQui.
People who know parrots say for sure she is female and Tica because:
- She NEVER shuts up (in two languages)
- She loves her tormentor 🙂
- She is jealous if ANYONE gets near me and
- She flirts with me
- She NEVER bites me 🙂
Bird (or women) experts may weigh in on this topic.
Go figure. For some reason, that bird adores me, sits with me, goes to the supermarket on my shoulder… NEVER bites me, follows me around (on foot) whenever I am outside on the patio. I do nothing for her.
ML, on the other hand, treats her great! Gives her food and goodies. Sings to her. Changes her cage on weekends. She hates her. Left, by popular demand, is a picture of Maria Luisa, my wife! Now how could any bird not love her?
That’s it. If I forgot anyone, I’ll add them later (plus some pix so you can see who is who).