Everybody wants to know how to move to Costa Rica. It’s amazing. As soon as they find out I sell real estate in Guanacaste, we are off on a 30 minute conversation. Costa Rica has such an incredible amount of momentum right now, and so much positive press, that everyone wants to figure out a way to leave the rat race and move to this gorgeous paradise. But truthfully sometimes I just want to be left alone.
I was on a plane the other day going to Miami. I know you will make fun of me but I actually used to fly to Boca Raton every 2 or 3 months so I can get my hair cut from the greatest stylist on the planet, Paul Ferraro. Heh you don’t stay this good looking with out working at it. The woman that sat next to me was one of those talkative types, and I just wasn’t in the mood to chat. I knew from previous experiences that the moment I mentioned Costa Rica she wouldn’t leave me alone, and I was really enjoying a good book. She asked me right away, “What do you do?” I make movies I told her. “Really? That sounds interesting. What kind of movies do you make?” I slowly looked up from the page, smiled and gave her a seductive wink. “OH!” She stopped breathing momentarily and then slunk back into her seat, but not before glancing at my crotch. I was actually going to tell her I made children’s educational films, but her imagination took over before I could finish. Who am I to ruin a good rumor? She never said another word to me again and it was the most peaceful flight I have ever had. I finished the book and actually got a little bit of a nap.