Picture of the Day Catch-Up: February 16-20

This week has been eventful, although not terribly busy, if that makes sense. For that reason, I was a bit slow on posting these pictures. Let’s get caught up!

February 16, 2010: This is a large vase of seashells we’ve found on the beaches of Costa Rica. We put the sand dollars near the top cause they’re cool. Here they’re called galletas del mar, or “cookies/crackers of the sea” (“galleta” can mean both “cracker” or “cookie”). Fun fact: although their name isn’t related to money here, sand dollars are still probably worth more than the Costa Rican colón, the local currency.

February 17, 2010: It was a slow day. Angela and I traded offices, and I pulled some weeds. I caught this picture of the sunset, which at first isn’t that cool, but if you look closely to the left, you can see part of the Gulf of Nicoya. Which is nice.

February 18, 2010: On Thursday we decided to go to the beach again, since there’s a new section of highway and we wanted to see how long it took to get there (decidedly under two hours from Berlin). We went to Playa Bejuco again, and I saw this interesting driftwood in the water. I like the little “tributaries” leading to the puddle it’s sitting in.

February 19, 2010: I like to bake, so I made some cookies because it was Lucy’s birthday. Angela and I had gotten some Hershey’s Kisses when we were in Colorado, and we’d been saving them. They turned out pretty well, even though I’d not made this recipe before. I also made some oatmeal-chocolate chip ones.

February 20, 2010: A note I had to write to attach to our wireless internet receiving antenna on the outside of our house. At midnight last night, some asshole shitkicker (probably from Berlin, since he was on foot) tried to steal the antenna… while Angela was in the room, with the light on. She opened the curtain and yelled at him and he ran off, but she didn’t see who he was. It’s annoying that this type of shit happens here, especially in a crappy little podunk town like Berlin. And what’s worse is that there’s nothing to do about it except get a gun or a dog or both. We’ll probably get a dog, less likely a gun.

Anyhow, the note reads:
Atención ladrón!
Por su posición, esta caja recibe una señal. Si se la quita de acá, deja de funcionar.
Así que no vale la pena robarla, y seguro que nadie se la compraría.”
(By the way, remember that I teach English and German, not Spanish, so there may be some mistakes in the Spanish part)

English Translation :
“Attention Thief!
Because of its position, this box receives a signal. If it’s moved from here, it stops working. So it’s not worth robbing, and surely no one would buy it from you.”

All of which is true. Hopefully it works.

So, that’s it for now. I’ll try to post a bit more frequently next week, as long as the dipshit who tried to steal our internet antenna doesn’t succeed in the future. Until then, remember that the links directly below have quite a few more pictures that you can check out. Thanks for reading, and have a good day!

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4 thoughts on “Picture of the Day Catch-Up: February 16-20

  1. thanks for the cookies!!! even more special since they were especially saved hershey kisses!!! thanks!!!

    i hope your thief is literate!!! and considerate. maybe you should write a tract on the flipside explaining why theiving is wrong also. can{t hurt ‘ and it might just save one lost!!!!

  2. Hm, may be a good idea. And if he’s not literate, I can draw a picture version. With all those cards, that should distract him for enough time to let me get my machete…

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