Gut Rumbles

November 26, 2004

making friends

I ate breakfast at a place called The Sunrise Cafe this morning. It proclaims to offer "The Best Breakfast In Jaco," and I can't argue with that brag after trying the food. Eggs, bacon, rice & beans, fried potatoes, fried plantains, assorted fresh fruit and toast, all for 1,200 colones (about $3.00). THAT was a breakfast.

I met a guy named Herve there. He is from Florida and he came to Costa Rica to get a face-lift. He's about 60 years old (OLDER THAN I AM!!!) and I think he might be gay--- but that's immaterial. He's getting his face lifted here because it's about 1/2 the price of the same thing in the United States. I have heard that a lot of people have plastic surgery in Costa Rica because of the inexpensive price.

Herve also asked me about buying some reefer here in Jaco. (I guess I look like an old-timer who knows how to find dope.) I told him that I had never bought any weed here before, but I ALSO never tried to buy ANYTHING that I COULDN'T get here. I suggested that we take a walk and I would help him look for some smoke.

We went down a side road near the beach where surf shops and small cafes are crammed together like sardines in a can. I saw what seemed to be a transfer of cash for a plastic bag full of something green occurring in a small alcove next to a "One-Hour Ding Repair" sign. I walked over and told the young man taking the money that my friend wanted something to smoke. I introduced him to Herve.

That was easy. How much do you want? I've got it right here.

I left before the deal was consummated, but I gathered that Herve was going for a full ounce for $80 US. I hope he ended up happy with his purchase. I probably could have dickered the price down some if I had been interested in doing it, but I left Herve on his own for that part.

Now I know how to buy dope in Costa Rica. Just damn!


Sounds like you're getting along fine. Too bad things with Inga didn't go your way...

Posted by: torchpraise on November 26, 2004 07:28 PM

Why waste your time and efforts on an ice-queen when there are lovely chicas everywhere? Priorities, dammit. Priorities.

And what's a "One-Hour Ding" anyway? Or do I really want to know?

Posted by: Mamamontezz on November 27, 2004 03:10 AM

You are such a......ho! ha ha.

Posted by: Vince on November 27, 2004 03:12 AM

goddamn. if only pot (and breakfast) were that cheap here.

Posted by: girl on November 27, 2004 09:31 AM

I could live without the pot. I want that breakfast.

I thoroughly enjoyed a $3 breakfast in Honduras. The restaurant was nothing more than a glorified dock overlooking blue-green waters. Perfect.

Posted by: Key on November 27, 2004 12:17 PM

Once you have the pot, though, you'll find yourself aching for that breakfast.

I'm with Girl on this one! ;)

Posted by: kelley on November 27, 2004 02:18 PM

I used to wonder what "living the life of Riley" meant. Now I think I know!

Posted by: Brian on November 28, 2004 07:48 PM

that's exactly what I was getting at Kelley! great minds..

Posted by: girl on November 28, 2004 09:52 PM

Rob, you are *so* going to be searched when you arrive back in the states. Probably a full body cavisty search.

Posted by: Bill Dennis on November 28, 2004 10:55 PM

A world of difference between Honduras and Cost Rica.

Posted by: James Old Guy on November 29, 2004 10:10 AM

Um, Mr. Dennis, I dunno if you've read Rob's very-much-TMI posts re his medical history. The boy has been probed by professionals. EXPENSIVE professionals. All that's necessary for an easy re-entry, is that those ignorant govmint implo-yees listen to Rob's expert advice on how to feel him up in a nasty way without picking a fight with him.

Posted by: Justthisguy on November 30, 2004 11:29 PM
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