Tag Archives: Brazil

The Beach



Everyone has their beach.


Mine is on Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil: 2 hours by catamaran from Salvador.


Off and on, I spent 4 months there from April 2006 to January 2007.


I met amazing people; had amazing adventures; and became the laziest person on earth for a short time.






But very close.


When I think of the beach, I think of this one.



Where is your beach?




If you are swimming, of all the different strokes the “Key Stroke” is probably the least effective.


note: If you can’t swim, you can always go in a carpool.

double note: photo from 2006 in Brazil. Yes, it’s cheesecake, but I like it anyway. As Jack Nicholson said, “Maybe, this is as good as it gets.”



Pregnant Women

As a rule, I don’t find pregnant women sexy.

In most countries the women blimp out or wear big baggie maternity clothes. These are not on my sexy things list. The fact that they are lugging around another human inside of them, that I had nothing to do with, doesn’t help either.

If life were a board game, then pregnant women would be sitting on the Miss a Turn square.
No one should be passing them the dice.

In Argentina, slim pregnant women in revealing clothes strolling along the streets made me question my long held opinion.
They looked pretty good flaunting their bellies, but still as a rule pregnant women aren’t really sexy.

Two years ago while walking on a lonely beach in Brazil, there was a woman walking towards me. She was pushing a beach stroller with a kid in it.
A woman with a child can be sexy all she wants: it’s in my rule book.

She had a nice body and a very small bikini. The closer she got the better she looked. Nicely tanned Yummy Mummy I was thinking, while unconsciously sucking in my stomach.
When we finally passed each other, I saw her profile.
She was about 8 months pregnant with a big round belly.

I need my depth perception checked.

She looked pretty good from the back as well.

She must have been an Argentine!

Brazilian Bus Drivers and Belts


In Brazil buses have a buzzer that warns the driver that he is over the speed limit.

Some drivers drive below the speed limit.

Some speed and ignore the buzzer; eventually it just becomes background noise.

Some hover around the buzzer threshold: buzzer rings, stops, rings, stops,…
These drivers are the most annoying, as you are constantly expecting and waiting for the buzzer to go off again; or you are dozing off and the buzzer startles you back to full consciousness.

My belt is like those Brazilian bus drivers.

In summer I’m a 3rd holer: under or on my ideal weight.
In winter I’m a 2nd holer: over my ideal weight, but it’s a daily thing to be expected.
But at the moment I’m hovering between the 2nd and 3rd hole.

It’s annoying: somedays I use the 2nd hole and other days I use the 3rd.

At least there isn’t a buzzer on my belt.