Today, the beach is beautiful

Nov 16, 2008 at 2:30 PM
Yet more trash picking up. This is my standard thing now. Go for a walk, pick up a bag worth of trash, throw it away.

Thre isn't a stitch of trash on the beach today, and that's me, Shelley and the girls' doing.

I actually got some of the locals started, too. Mostly to flirt with me. Shelley says that following me onto the beach and handing me trash is their way of giving me a bouquet of orchids.

In all her time here, she's never seen this before. Never seen anyone pick up what they so casually drop as they walk. It's generally considered demeaning work here, picking up trash. (I asked a few locals and they agreed. It's just not done. I ask why and they say "I don't know.")

So, apparently, what these men are doing just NEVER happens. I've apparently got a gang of ticos that are smitten with me now, because when I do this, a few guys are now following me around, grinning at me and handing me trash. I say Gracias and they call me beautiful. Then I say, "La playa es bonita a hora, Ci?" (Isn't the beach pretty now?)

Fervent nods, while looking at my boobs.

It's a start. I like to set a good example. Even if I have to do it boobs-first.

Maybe if I can get a whole team of pretty gringo girls to come to Costa Rica and clean up the beaches in full view of the locals, we could start a trend? Flirting shamelessly while dragging bags of used beer cups, syringes and dead flipflops, bending over provocatively while slowly grabbing a plastic bottle top from out of the surf...

Hmm. An organized group that first gets the attention and then says, "See? Isn't it better this way?"

But what would we call them?

Bikini brigade? Slags with Bags? The Tico Tease Team?

OK, I'm still working on the name.


  1. C.S. Perry Says:

    The Renegade Beach Bomber Beautification Sex Cult seems like groovy name. Try that one.

  2. Kat Says:

    I was going to say I like the Bikini Brigade, but C.S. nailed it.

  3. desi Says:

    OK, seriously. C.S. You're hired! You've just been signed on to coordinate and recruit for the R3BSC. Go get 'em tiger!

  4. Good for you! People could come to join your group as a kind of humanitarian mission/vacation/oggling exercise.

  5. Shelley Says:

    I think at this point I should sponsor this group, any women who want to pick up trash in a bikini will get free breakfast and depending upon how many men follow her and her bikini contributing to the motion a free room!