Gut Rumbles

March 01, 2006

i apologize

I shouldn't have written the post below this one, but I checked my email last night and went into a blue funk over something I found there. You'll never guess who it was from. I don't know why I still allow that shit to eat at me the way it does, but it does, dammit.

Anyway, I was worried that I wouldn't be able to sleep, but I conked out like an etherized patient when my head hit the pillow. I slept like a rock and don't remember any dreams I might have had. I felt pretty good this morning, so I went for another walk and dined on a sumptious desayuno typical of eggs, rice & beans, bacon, toast, coffee and fresh fruitas for the outrageously high price of 2,500 colones--- less than $5.00 US.

I caught my ride to Playa de Jaco at 1:00 this afternoon and really enjoyed the trip. This is an amazingly beautiful country. It's also nice to get away from San Jose--- that place has a seamy underbelly that ain't pleasant to behold. It's MUCH nicer where I am now.

The hotel is no ritzy joint, but it's perfect for me. The only thing that chaps my ass is the fact that it's an ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORT, so I could sit at the bar and drink myself silly for FREE here. Oh, well. I was lucky to get a room at all for this time of year and I'm right on the beach and a two-block walk from all the shops and restaurants downtown. Plus, the internet service is free, too. I think I'm gonna like it here.

I'm already pondering an extention to my visit. I've got five days more here, but I don't think that's gonna be enough of Costa Rica for me. I'm feeling a strong urge to go native for a while. If that urge doesn't go away soon, I might stay for another couple of weeks. See some places I've never been before. Forget about Jawja for a while.

Why not?


Only thing that sounds rough about it is no one to share it with. I bet your son would love a trip down there sometime?

Posted by: FishOrMan on March 1, 2006 07:20 PM

Who will feed your cat?

Posted by: Steve H. on March 1, 2006 07:34 PM

Might as well stay as long as its good. Stay out of bars though. You have no business there. They are very slippery places for someone with only a few months sobriety. I can't tell you how many people I've seen get drunk again from hanging out in the wrong places. Bars are for fucking drunks. There is nothing there for a sober person except misery.

Posted by: assrot on March 1, 2006 07:50 PM

Why not indeed. Find a secluded spot, go nekkid, REEEEEALY "go native" for a while.

Posted by: Lil Toni on March 1, 2006 07:51 PM

Of course you should stay if you can. My philosophy about leaving the country is it's pointless to go for less than two weeks. I figure it takes that long to make the outrageous airfare worth it and you don't even really start relaxing and get into the place until the end of the first week. When I was free to travel and I found the right beach, you couldn't blast me off it with dynamite, for at least a month.
Enjoy. I'm sea green with envy.

Posted by: Libby on March 1, 2006 08:23 PM

Can you Feel the envy in these words I've written? Yo Soy Captain Green Jeans!

What Assrot wrote is too true. Why set yourself up? Yes, there is a little jealousy here too!

Have Fun, ya bassar /;~)

Posted by: Wes Jackson on March 2, 2006 03:37 AM

Auséntese del Imperial. Coma algún camarón y compre a algunas prostitutas mientras usted está allí. ¡Rincon siempre le estará aqui!


Posted by: Steph on March 2, 2006 05:33 AM

If it floats, flys, or fucks...


And stay an extra week or two down there while you're at it.

Posted by: Virgil on March 2, 2006 06:44 AM

So, who was the e-mail from?

Posted by: Jane on March 2, 2006 08:06 AM

Would it make you feel better if I told you I got another 6 inches last night? Er... snow that is. I'm getting through it by imagining I'm really where you are. Don't let me down! Stay there and keep telling me how wonderful it is so I can get through this next month in the frozen tundra.

Posted by: Livey on March 2, 2006 10:31 AM

I was in Porto Limon, last Monday. I thought it was as nasty as Panama. But, Limon is a seaport.

Are you in San Jose?

I like your descriptions of the visit, and would like more info on places/accommodations for my future planning. I don't want to follow you, but some ideas/advice would be nice.
I am enjoying vicariously!

Have fun!

Posted by: dc on March 2, 2006 11:16 AM

Why not, indeed? Enjoy, A-man! I've been in Puerto Rico for seven years, only reason I'm not further down island or in Costa Rica is cause I still have to work for a living till my kids can afford me!

Posted by: ernie on March 2, 2006 02:50 PM

You left the country just as the South got warm... it was 79 degrees today here on the NC coast. Spring tease.

Posted by: Shawna on March 2, 2006 07:59 PM

Just make sure the only free drinks you get are Cokes.

And water, if you trust it.

Posted by: McGehee on March 2, 2006 10:25 PM

At this time, I'm burning a kitchen match and offering up the appropriate prayer for Rob.

Posted by: robert on March 3, 2006 09:09 AM

CR is a place I've always wanted to go. I wanted to go there for my 10th wedding anniversary this past year, but hubby didn't want to go anywhere. He ended up suprising me with a trip to NYC.
I suprised him by filing for divorce two months later.

Posted by: AFSister on March 3, 2006 12:57 PM

Hmm... A-man kidnapped in Costa Rica? Somebody call Greta!

Posted by: Jane on March 3, 2006 04:50 PM

Am I the only one who thinks he met a girl....

Posted by: Libby on March 3, 2006 04:59 PM

I think you are on to something, Libby.

Posted by: Renee on March 3, 2006 06:35 PM

And just when he became that "sore tooth" I couldn't stop sticking my tonue on .. he disappears !

Posted by: LA on March 4, 2006 01:38 AM

... silence, eh?... well, I hope you are just having too much fun to post and didn't get waylaid by another tropical fruit...

Posted by: Eric on March 4, 2006 07:36 AM

CR is a place I've always wanted to go. I wanted to go there for my 10th wedding anniversary this past year, but hubby didn't want to go anywhere. He ended up suprising me with a trip to NYC.
I suprised him by filing for divorce two months later.
Posted by AFSister at March 3, 2006 12:57 PM "

man, are you posting in the wrong place........ oooops for you............

Posted by: Peter on March 4, 2006 10:53 AM
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