A Visit to Hooters & a Review

Ξ May 28th, 2006 | → 4 Comments | ∇ Costa Rica, Food, Humor, Maria Luisa |


I have never been to a Hooters Restaurant. There is no reason for this… just never did. Yesterday though, ML, friends Beverly and her husband Juan Carlos and I went to the Hooters in Escazu. Generally, I avoid the restaurants in Escazu and Santa Ana as they are just horribly overpriced, but ML wanted a salad and to see what all the fuss was about at Hooters, so off we went.

Our waitress represented the average Hooters wait person and saying that, it was clear that this chain was named Hooters for a reason. I also discovered just how easy it is for a person to regress… regardless of how well trained they are… or thought they were.



The NEW RCR & Pleasing the Wife

Ξ May 24th, 2006 | → 2 Comments | ∇ Costa Rica, Whatever |

I have been spending a lot of time doing the rewrite of The Real Costa Rica (RCR) web site… in fact, so much time that ML came into the office last night and kidnapped me! She made me watch TV all night until bedtime. Doncha just love assertive women? Can’t blame her really as that re-design has been a major undertaking.

Since RCR went online, I have received a zillion emails and comments in the Guestbook. Most are complimentary but a few are from people who have really dug into the RCR and found errors (thankfully, precious few!), typos (a LOT) and have made suggestions on how to better the web site.



Meet Rolando!

Ξ May 21st, 2006 | → 3 Comments | ∇ -My Favorites, Costa Rica, Ewwwwww!, Humor, Maria Luisa |

marias_bugOK… It’s a Sunday morning, and I am lying in the bed. Maria has headed off to the kitchen to make coffee and toast. I am sorta dozing a bit, then in flies ML, all excited.

In her hand, she is holding a cloth and it appears to be moving without assistance. In fact it is wiggling!



Trying out Flickr

Ξ May 20th, 2006 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Blogging stuff, Costa Rica, Geeky Stuff |

I have two photo galleries. Why do I have two? I have no idea whatsoever! I can’t remember setting up two… but the evidence is is right there. Senior moment. But now, I want to add more photos to my blogs, so I am experimenting with Flickr, a service offered by Yahoo. I opened a free (read that as pretty useless) account, so as I get busy uploading, you get to see ML naked… um, lots of cool stuff!


Now THIS is Depressing… or Interesting!

Ξ May 20th, 2006 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Costa Rica, Humor |

OK… so I stopped blogging in January for a lot of reasons… then, a fews days ago, I begin again.

Now I don’t advertise this blog much. Two or three links in other sites that I am involved with, but I have been blessed with a group of followers, kinda like blog groupies (bloupies? groggies? groggers?) who come back and visit on a regular basis to read my pearls.



Ever the Optimists

Ξ May 19th, 2006 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Costa Rica, Humor, World Cup |

I love a lot of things about the Costa Ricans, but one of my favorites is their overwhelming optimism when it comes to football (soccer to you heathens up North). On June 9, 2006 (my sister’s birthday BTW if you want to send me a gift of money that I PROMISE I will forward to her), Costa Rica faces Germany in the opening round of the World Cup.




Ξ May 18th, 2006 | → 5 Comments | ∇ Costa Rica, Whatever |

4 AM and the morning birds awaken. I call them that as I have no idea what they are named… but they make very special these early mornings in Costa Rica.



I bet the boys are PO’d!

Ξ May 15th, 2006 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Ewwwwww!, Humor, News and Comments, Quotes, Whatever |

A member of the Ugandan parliament has pledged to reward girls for their chastity by paying their university fees if they are virgins when they leave high school.

Bbaale County MP Sulaiman Madada said any girl in his district who wanted to take part in the scheme aimed at promoting girls’ education would be given a gynecological examination by health workers to check they were virgins.

Probably don’t have a Ugandan Civil Liberties Group there huh?

The orginal article is here Oddly Enough News Article | Reuters.com but they don;t leave them up for long.

Oh… and The MP did not extend his offer to young men… apparently because he was unwilling to accept a boy’s word that he was, in fact, a virgin. Whatta surprise!


There are rules for calling shotgun?

Ξ May 14th, 2006 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Costa Rica, Humor, Whatever |

OK… So I saw this the other day… Who knew there were RULES? In my youth, the person who GOT shotgun had nothing to do with who CALLED shotgun. The coveted right front seat space went to the person who could kick everyone else’s ass.



Five Months Later

Ξ May 13th, 2006 | → 1 Comments | ∇ Costa Rica, Humor, Maria Luisa, Whatever |

Well almost five months… and a helluva five months it has been.

The first half of 2006 has not been all that great… but June is right here and I am hoping for things to calm down a bit.




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