By Sarah Munro
Epic. Unheard of. Best fishing in 10 years. This, my friends is what has been happening in the sport fishing scene here lately. Boats going out and reporting 77, 55, 40, 34…… Sailfish IN ONE DAY! Impossible? Not so. I myself went out with some friends and we went 17 for 26, and that was only 5 hours with lines in the water. Man, was I glad that there were four of us fishing. It’s a whole new kind of workout, the kind that fishing dreams are made of….. My fishing dreams came true the moment I moved here. I can’t express enough how epic the fishing is here. The diversity, quantity, and quality of fish here are enough to make any angler think they’ve died and gone to fish heaven.
PISCES - February 19-March 20
Tip for the month: Try to work the phrase ‘cock-a-hoop’ into a conversation after the 4th, especially if hosting a dinner party with chicken as the main course, your comedic irony will be well respected on many levels.
RULING GEMSTONE: AQUAMARINE
FAMOUS PISCES: OSAMA BIN LADEN
ARIES - March 21-April 19
The slang word from England ‘knackered’ will make itself known to you this month in an peculiar way. In England the word means tired/exhausted, but originally, in Shakespeare’s time, it meant to punch very hard in the privates. This uncomfortable mental picture will come to the front of your mind the next time you buy English tea or muffins, or watch former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on television.
RULING GEMSTONE: DIAMOND
FAMOUS ARIES: LADY GAGA
Bienvenidos/Welcome to our little corner of Paradise…we hope you are having a great time and that you are thawed out from the northern winter blast and basking in our warm(hot) sunshine! We would like to take a minute and congratulate Dragonfly Thai on the Peoples Choice Award at the 7th Atenas Charity Chili Cook Off –they won 3rd in our local Chili Cook Off in Nov….way to go Bill plus they have great Thai food at the beach! We are very lucky to have wonderful restaurants with all sorts of flavors from Mexican, Italian, Continental and outstanding seafood….you for sure won’t go hungry – and don’t forget pizza…you should try our sushi in MA at Los Amigos Sushi and in Quepos at Tropical Sushi – both are outstanding…..Those of you that know me – my pet peeve is the ever growing population of signs taking over our once beautiful 7 km drive from Quepos to Manuel Antonio..I don’t know about you but I came here to see the Rainforest -not signs….if by chance you feel the same and think the sign population is out of hand please write me at our email address on the front cover – I would like to hear from you – even if you like the signs!…and I’d like to know if anyone actually reads them as they are driving past…ok off by soap box…..our beautiful cover of the Toucans was sent in by Connie Wilson of Mission, KS…congrats! Connie & her husband come to visit every winter and she has been trying for a cover for a long time—well you did it!
By Shelagh Duncan
The hardworking kitchen island can be a very functional, and beautiful centerpiece of a kitchen design. It is one of the most popular features in a modern kitchen. However, in some spaces a built-in island can feel more cumbersome than useful, or becomes cluttered with ‘stuff’ so we lose the benefit of all that extra working space. If you are feeling that you need to rethink your island, make it more functional and maybe add a feature two – read on. Let’s think about some other options that can be smart space-savers and at the same time, cool design solutions.
Como bien se sabe, el idioma Español es muy difícil por su género y número. Por tal razón, en este caso vamos a trabajar el tema de los artículos definidos.
Los artículos son palabras que no tienen un significado por sí solas y su función es presentar al sustantivo. Concuerdan en género y número con el sustantivo al que determinan.
Los artículos definidos son masculino (el, los), femenino (la, las) y neutro (lo).
el hombre los hombres
la mujer las mujeres
lo bueno no se usa en plural
Brought to you by Steffie Stickhead
Hi! I’m Steffie Stickhead and I’m your local Safety Stick. This is my first installment in Quepolandia, and I hope you all get high fives for safety!
Are you going swimming at the beach? Well, be sure to look for signs posted for riptides, and always look at the water first. Here’s what to look for:
- Deeper darker water
- Fewer breaking waves
- Sometimes sandy colored water extending beyond the surf zone
- Debris or seaweed
By Amber Zuckswert
Do you struggle with back pain and poor posture? Do you look down at your belly and wonder where your abs went? Are your neck and shoulders tense from too much computer work? Do you want to build balanced strength and flexibility while preventing overuse injuries? If you answered yes to any of these questions then the Pilates method is for you. Now I know what you must be thinking, “yep I’ve heard of pilates. It’s like yoga right?”… or…. “It’s only for soccer moms and flexible ballerinas.” I’ve heard it all before, but I’m here to set the record straight with a brief history of the method and it’s primary principles. Plus, my own personal experience over the last 8 years of practicing and teaching the method full-time. By the end of this article you’ll be sitting taller, I promise.