anyway, angela called and invited me to move in with her and live an islander's life in the most magic of Brazilian isles. Florianopolis. Her house is gorgeous, perched on top of a cliff overlooking the lagoon and the dunes. From the jacuzzi in her bathroom you can look up and watch the moon and stars trailing very slowly over your head. Ah, the trompe d'oeil of astronomy. And the split rent? About $150 a month.
The catch: no DSL in Floripa.