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February 12, 2007

basket case

Unflattering comparison courtesy of TJ. The picture accurately depicts me in usual form during the winter.

We all had a fun evening at Blowoff again this Saturday, and it helps me from being such a basket case.

Getting some sun and surf will help too, as I'll be staying at this beautiful resort for a week, adjacent to the Manuel Antonio National Park. I'll bring my camera and binoculars for some birdwatching, but I'd like to catch some archaeological tours too if possible. I went on an ecological tour with my university many years ago, and I think I've been to Manuel Antonio before. We'll see how my memory holds out as to whether or not I recognize the place. I hear it has been developed a lot since then, I hope I'm not up for a bad surprise.

Posted by jimbo at February 12, 2007 12:07 AM


I'm totally jealous that you're going to Manuel Antonio. I went to Quepos a few years ago too, I got a wicked sunburn on that very beach! Say hi to the iguanas for me!

Posted by: Markie at February 12, 2007 8:50 AM

Jimbo - looks AMAZING and beautiful. I'm jealous, too! Should be totally relaxing. I agree with Markie - better bring lots of sunscreen so you don't fry to a crispy crust the way I did in Ft. Lauderdale this past Fall. That was NOT pleasant - especially when I began peeling like a snake back home here in Atlanta :-)

Posted by: Mark Koenig - Atlanta at February 12, 2007 9:54 AM

Casa Blanca is where I stayed last year. Wonderful and quiet. YAY. Have fun. Do the zipline through the forest. I meant to attend Blowoff and introduce myself but I had a serious sake buzz from a friends b-day celebration at Cafe Asia I thought it best to abstain and not make a fool of myself.

Posted by: John in arlington at February 12, 2007 11:02 AM

Keep in mind that Costa Rica is TROPICAL, so the sunshine is much more intense than that experienced anywhere in the United States, besides Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the outlying territories. As someone who looks to be Scandinavian/British Isles-ish complexion, I'd bring #32 or higher. :-)

Yes, I'm jealous.

Posted by: Mikeprov1 at February 12, 2007 7:03 PM

Wow! I hope you have a good time - I'm jealous but have no complaints, I hope Puerto Rico will be equally as beautiful!

Posted by: TOS at February 12, 2007 9:58 PM

That photo is horrific - Gurl....you're a big 'ol MESS!!!

Posted by: Mark Koenig - Atlanta at February 13, 2007 1:57 PM

Everyone keeps telling me my dog is gay but I did not know he had been to Costa Rica. That is him in the kitchen. The little bastard keeps tramping around, spending my money. Have a great time. I would be jealous if I weren't going to Punta Cana next week.

Posted by: Crumble at February 14, 2007 9:39 PM

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