Honestly, sometimes I have little guilty twinges about my life. I sneak shifty little glances at my feet while I dig my toes into the sand, all the while somehow knowing I’m not supposed to enjoy this as much as I do.
In the past three to four weeks that I’ve been absent from the computer, there have been a ton of things going on probably better told in the timeless and efficient list form. I guess we’ll just start out right where we left off.
And away we go:
-Spent an exceptionally relaxing long weekend in San Jose including a day in the Mercado Central buying up the weirdest fruits we could find, finding tiny Costa Rican clothes for the now infamous collection, and eating bizarre cajeta candies.
-Cooked a dinner party for new and old Tica friends before being “dragged” out for an evening on the town. I had my first “Miami velvet rope” club experience which was only magnified by the fact we were nowhere near Miami.
-Caught a bleary-eyed flight back to Guanacaste for two more private dinners before packing up for my trip back to the US.
-In true Costa Rican networking form met a wonderful new client while waiting for our flight to the states to arrive. Apparently I’m now catering her 60th birthday party in Playa.Negra.
-Bought a ton of Louis L’Amour books. I’ve found that he’s actually really hard to find in book stores only confirming what I already know: He’s now obscure and therefore really cool.
-Catered a private dinner party for 14 eighteen year old girls. Needless to say it was more than a little disappointing to hear them express surprise that I had graduated from their school ten years prior. “What was Mr. Yeomans like WAY back then?” It was one of those moments.
-Watched my mom try beef cheek tacos. Smiled when she said “Hay, that’s pretty good.”
-Got addicted in an instant to the original “Legend of Zelda”
-Traveled to our nation’s capitol to reconnect with an old friend from middle school. Spent four days improving on an already proven formula.
-Ate way better than I should have at both Zengo and Oya, two excellent DC restaurants.
-Visited my first winery in Central Virginia and watched a lazy summer storm roll in over a picnic in the grass.
-Spent a few more days running around Atlanta gathering up “Hey while you’re up there…” items for everyone in Costa Rica.
-Piled onto a Liberia-bound plane back to “real” life.