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Old 03-03-2002, 12:40 PM   #211
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Yep, but at least one of us is going to have to learn Spanish.
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Old 03-03-2002, 12:58 PM   #212
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You got that right, armigo!

Just heard on the radio that it may not be in the teens tomorrow morning - won't be that WARM! Think Momma Nature is smokin' wacky weed again.

Hell, 10 degrees is pretty cold even in "paradise", ain't it, Bud?
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Old 03-03-2002, 02:26 PM   #213
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"Poor babies", is your little pinkies Y tootsies getting cold down there in the sunbelt?

You have the sympathy of all of us Northerners that have to deal with that type of weather for months on end.

YEAH RIGHT!!!
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Old 03-03-2002, 03:23 PM   #214
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Wasn't that guy George from Panama pushing Costa Rica? I think this is the site he was pushing.http://www.privatetrust.org/costa%20rica%20land%20company/index.html

What the hell, let's all go, pool resources, start a construction co., and build a hotel for Cami to run.
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Old 03-03-2002, 03:35 PM   #215
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Hey! I'm bored in the winter, but I really have very little desire to go to Costa Rica so I can work year around.
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Old 03-03-2002, 03:45 PM   #216
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OK, you get a week off. Just not in the Moose racing season. Are Moose native to Costa Rica?
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Old 03-03-2002, 04:37 PM   #217
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Hey, flatfloor, that's one of the first rational scams I've seen you come up with to date.

Problem: Cami don't wanna go (but I doubt she consulted Jack before declining). Who's gonna run the place? Maybe Sonnie can cook, but you want to turn him loose with the whole operation?

Problem: Says in there that you can get by quite well for $1,500 a month. I ain't cleared that much money but once in the last 16 years, and that was quite by accident. You gonna finance the rest?

Problem: We'd hafta depend on John for our interpreter. He'd be tryin to negotiate in French on accounta Costa Ricans don't speak English maybe so good. But they ain't likely speakin' French neither. So........

Not Problem: I spend my life in cut-offs and tee shirts, so I already have the perfect wardrobe.

Not Problem: We'd have a really good builder available.

Que mas?

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Old 03-03-2002, 05:09 PM   #218
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Ok, we'll take it public (just before we leave the states) we could call it "El otro dinero de la gente Inc"

See how easy it is to learn Spanish?
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Old 03-04-2002, 01:00 PM   #219
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Old 03-04-2002, 01:12 PM   #220
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Yep- everything's sunshine and blue skies now...

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Old 03-04-2002, 02:28 PM   #221
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Pretty, but is Costa Rica starting to look any better?
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Old 03-05-2002, 12:52 PM   #222
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Where's Chip? For some strange reason he's kinda quiet.
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Old 03-05-2002, 09:24 PM   #223
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Initiative: to move a bunch of super intelligents folks to C.R. and settle in and make some money.

I vote we change it to St Kitts or St Croix, build (cx) a killer hotel on prime property and lure tourists from all over with over-killed marketing.

solution: Cami can still run the place via the internet. Sonnie can cook, but can never be allowed to fraternize with the patrons or the barkeep. (or the waitresses)

solution: Could likely get the local gub'ment to finance a large portion, the rest could be handled by institutes state-side that a) want to have their name attached to a successful endeavour in paradise (we can let them think they'll get discounts and the best rooms) and b) seeing that we have government backing locally realize it's a no-loss for them. If the enterprise failed, the bank could own a large percentage of an endeavour that couldn't fail because the gub'ment would likely kick in the rest.

solution: Well, french is fine if we move it to one of the aforementioned islands as French is understood quite well there. Aside from that, I suggest we intentionally attract the french to the place. Hell, they only take holiday once a year (august, I think) and all at once at that!!!

Problem: Sonnie's likely to introduce Italian/Spanish cooking into the French influence he's had.

Solution: Provide him with plenty of duck grease, lamb fat and fromage.

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Old 03-05-2002, 10:20 PM   #224
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Tehehe, John was right all along: Sonnie is a "cheese sniffer".

Bud: He didn't mean nothin about that sheep fat. Don't be takin' it personal.

Duck grease? You puttin us on there, pa'dner. I been shoot plenty ducks in my time, and you'd hafta be "rendering" a whole flock to get enough duck grease to keep a swivel chair from squeakin'.

But the rest of your plan has merit.
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Old 03-05-2002, 10:42 PM   #225
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Talking CX

Duck grease is from domestic ducks, you ever hear of LI Ducks? you bowdark watchamacalit.

Seriously, domesticated ducks are extremely fatty, don't ever try to barbecue one on a spit, talk about flambeau! (sp)

There is a way to barbeque a duck tho, you arrange the coals in a circle and place the duck on the spit positioning it so that there are no coals under it. Under the duck, inside the circle, place a pan to catch the duck drippings. Empty this frequently. If your barby has a hood, do not close it, you will have a raging inferno toot sweet. Now here is the really good part, baste the duck frequently with Gran Marnier keep cooking until the outside skin is brown and crispy and the inside done. This is a great meal to stand around and cook with friends and some libations.

How about the recipe for Squaw Duck? Place in a large pot with a brick, cook until tender then throw the duck away.
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