Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy F'in NEW YEAR Gene Conti

To Eugene 'Gene' Conti, owner of Palo Verde Resort in La Fortuna Costa Rica, a man that will stab you in the BACK and the FRONT:

I want to wish a very HAPPY and hopefully ENLIGHTENING, upcoming NEW YEAR!

Maybe this will be the year you'll make EVERYTHING right and you can start by paying me the $6,000+ you owe me. Hey, a man can wish can't he?

If you've come to this BLOG for the first time and you're reading this, I would recommend you begin at the VERY first post and see why I say the things I do about Gene Conti, owner of Palo Verde Resort in La Fortuna Costa Rica. If not, just seems like I'm being sarcastic for NO reason. lol

*Okay, I don't think Gene Conti would literally stab someone...but figuratively I have the marks to prove that he would.

Anyway, my HAPPY NEW YEAR song to Eugene Conti (feel free to sing along):

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Karma visits Gene Conti

Karma BITCH SLAPS the owner of Palo Verde Resort in La Fortuna Costa Rica, Eugene 'Gene' Conti.

YUP! Eugene 'Gene' Conti, owner of Palo Verde Resort in La Fortuna got BITCH SLAPPED by Karma and I gotta tell you, it brings a smile :) to my face. But before I tell you what Karma did, I will admit, if I still gave a f**K about Palo Verde I would be devastated as to the wrath Karma displayed on Gene Conti's (our) tiny resort.

I don't think I've ever posted a 'real' pic of Gene Conti or the other owner, Larry Bernstein. That's Gene on the left and Larry dead center.

Do you know what a Palo Verde is? Basically, it's a shrub with green leaves and branches, but most people think of it as meaning, 'a really BIG tree in Costa Rica', there's even a National Park here with the same name. Gene Conti also believed it meant 'really big tree' since he named Palo Verde Resort after this HUGE tree which sat on the property but had no equal. Let me tell you, this tree was the size of a small redwood, complete with it's own zip code and ecosystem. I liked this tree for the same reason I like the Arenal Volcano- there's just a magnificence about them, sorry, words escape me. I wish I had some pics as I'm sure you'd agree, but alas my pics got destroyed about 5 years ago when a lightening storm killed our harddrive. Needless to say, this 'Palo Verde' tree was the focal point of the entire property and about a month or so ago, it fell, right into the pool. SCORE!

What a fitting way for Karma to finally come around and bitch slap Gene Conti after his 7 years of so-called 'managing' Palo Verde. I hope Eugene Conti GETS IT, I pray he understands the irony of Palo Verde falling both literally and figuratively. Maybe this will encourage Gene Conti to self-reflect and possibly see the errors of his ways, although I seriously doubt it since he's got 60+ years of rationalizing his f'ed up business practices. *Not sure why Bernie Madoff popped into my head.

I can't take Gene Conti to court, yet anyway, but I'd like to think I have Karma working in my corner and the BEST part, I think she's happy to help me out. I'm betting she's got a 'past' with Mr. Conti and is enoying this as much as I am... I do however wish she would have left the tree and used a sink hole to swallow up Palo Verde, but who am I to question her methods?

*To the potential buyer of 'Palo Verde': Back when Gene purchased the property, it was like a diamond in the rough,,,now it's surrounded by heavily traveled roads and other hotels... and nicer hotels at that... now that the tree is gone, so is the heart of Palo Verde... so if you're going to buy it, bring another one, you're going to need it.

Hey Gene, when I hear this song I think of you..... ENjoY!

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I will NOT be IGNORED...hehe

Dear Trip Advisor, tell EVERYONE, Palo Verde Resort in La Fortuna Costa Rica is NO longer.

*of course I'm not saying Palo Verde went bankrupt... I just like the picture.

Eugene 'Gene' Conti is the primary owner of Palo Verde Resort in La Fortuna, Costa Rica, or at least what's left of it. We happened (D'Angelo and myself) to go by Palo Verde Resort 2 days ago on our way to Arenal Springs Hotel to pick-up a couple folks who were going on the zip line tour with us and noticed a cement slab where the BIG gay bar used to be. Hard to say what happened to the structure but I'm sure it had something to do with rotten bamboo. (Palo Verde didn't have much going for it, but the gay parties did draw a lot of fags). Regardless, Palo Verde has been empty for quite some time now ( I think anyway), so I can only imagine it must also smell ATROCIOUS. If you don't know anything about Costa Rica, it's very wet here,,,mold grows like it would on a loaf of bread here and just as FAST, and if not constantly taken care of......the mold almost takes on a life form... and a smelly one at that.

This is NOT Palo Verde Resort in La Fortuna, I just liked the caption of this pic, which said, 'MOLD growing at a RAPID rate.'

Gene Conti has ignored me for about 1 1/2 years now and I'm just wondering how its worked for him so far.

I'm not stupid. (Okay, I was a few years back when I got in a 'figurative' bed with Gene Conti) but I've learned many lessons since, so hopefully I've grown a bit, but anyway, I know this blog isn't read much, I just wonder if its ever had an impact or consequence on Gene Conti's attempt at selling the Palo Verde? I don't have the $$$$ to procure a good lawyer so I'm just hoping in this case the 'pen' is mightier than the sword... since it's my only recourse. I wonder. A sleepless night? A tear of frustration? A little hatred towards me? Lost a few bucks? I can't help but hope so.

I wonder if he ever wished he would have settled this shit with me in a more professional manner... like paying the $6,000+ Palo Verde owes me for starters? I mean, I'm just sayin' I've 'GOOGLED' his name along with variations of important keywords like, 'Palo Verde Resort', 'Trip Advisor Reviews', 'Eugene Gene Conti', Robert 'Bobby Blair' etc... and this blog is ALL over the first page of his name............... that has gotta SUCK.

So, Eugene 'Gene' Conti, what say you? Does it SUCK?

Gene, if you could sing like Adele, I'd LOVE you to sing me this song in the near future....ENjoY!

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Monday, July 4, 2011

So, you think you want to BUY Palo Verde Resort?

Is Gene Conti using deceptive advertising to sell Palo Verde Resort in La Fortuna Costa Rica? You be the judge.

Gene Conti, Gene Conti, Gene Conti... what are you thinking?
So, I'm cruising around the internet to find out information on Palo Verde Resort, which I happen to be part owner of but if you're a reader of this blog, you know Gene Conti keeps me out of the loop, so I have to find out what's going on myself. I find a website dedicated for the sole purpose of selling Palo Verde Resort: Palo Verde Resort For Sale or Lease Purchase 10 Room Turn-Key Costa Rica Hotel. This advertisement is deceptive to say the least.

Go to the link if you haven't already.

See the picture on the left with the 2 bungalows and the Arenal Volcano in the background- totally PHOTO-shopped. Really, the only thing in back of those bungalows is sky. If you click on 'rooms', you will see the exact ame picture (Bungalows 5 & 6) minus the volcano...hmmmmmm. This photo is used as their primary shot to sell Palo Verde. Maybe you don't care Gene Conti used a little creativity in his ad....let me point out a few more things for your consideration.

*The pic on the right says, 'Incredible Volcano and Lava Views'. Lava is rarely visible from Palo Verde. It's true, a few years back there was a time when spewing lava was visible but hang out there for a few nights NOW and let me know how much 'lava' you see.

*Also on that same pic it says, $10,000+/monthly income potential. I won't say shit about this, just ask Gene Conti for the records and see how much he made during the last 7 years of owning and operating Palo Verde. I'm part owner, I haven't seen a DIME... and if I haven't seen a dime, then it only follows that Gene Conti also lost his ass... I guess Gene wasn't good with 'potential'.

*Same pic- 'Appraised for 1.7 million dollars in 08' Are you fuckin kidding me. That has absolutely NO relevance, NONE. Personally, I believe it's an inflated figure to begin with, someone would have had to be out of their mind to pay that much even back in '08. But I'll say I'm wrong and it was worth that 3 years ago... Today, offer Gene about $400,000 today and I'll bet he takes it. 'Sale Price Negotiable' is a vast understatement. Bottom line- the fact he posts the appraisal on the site is meaningless.

Now click on the 'About Us'.

Here it mentions a 'Huge Pool'. Guys, this is the worst excuse for a pool I've ever seen. Shouldn't you be able to 'swim' in a pool? It's a BIG kids wading pool, that's it. When Gene first put in the 'pool' it was suppose to be hot water,,more jacuzzi style chillin' than swimming if you know what I mean. Hot Springs are very popular in the area Gene was hoping to capitalize. I don't know if he ran out of money or what, but the hot water never happened. This pool is exactly like the 'appraisal', worthless. Think I'm exaggerating... go look at it, but don't dive in or you'll break your neck... I might be a little off, I think the entire pool is like 4ft deep... That said, it does look good lit up at night.... so ENJOY, just remember, NO DIVING or SWIMMING!

*The ad mentions a 'Large Activity Party Center'... there was, but it was taken down. Maybe that's another 'potential' thing.

*I've always loved Palo Verde's setting, but to say, or allude to the fact that it's a 'Lush Rain Forest Setting' is simply not true. It's bordered by a small tree/foliage lined stream on one side and a road on the other. Their may be the illusion of a rain forest, but it's merely that, an illusion.

GO CHECK this stuff out for yourself if you're interested in Palo Verde. Ask Gene the questions and then watch him SQUIRM.

On a personal note: Hey Gene Conti, do you think of me when you GOOGLE yourself at night? I bet you do. Where's my $6300.00?

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Why I wouldn't BUY Palo Verde Resort in La Fortuna Costa Rica

Palo Verde Resort in La Fortuna Costa Rica is FOR SALE but I wouldn't buy it. And in a minute I'll tell you a few of the reasons I wouldn't touch Palo Verde Hotel with a ten ft. pole. But really, my hope is that Eugene 'Gene' Conti receives his just deserts and winds up losing his ass on Palo Verde.

Here's a few of the main reasons I wouldn't touch Palo Verde:

* Palo Verde Resort has been open for a number of years and I would love to see how much positive cash flow it has generated over the years, you know, because it was such a money maker for it's owners, Gene Conti, Larry Bernstein and myself. Oh, that's right, I've NEVER seen a dime from the operations of Palo Verde... NEVER, in 6 years. Not sure how Gene Conti stayed open for so many years without making any money... I wonder?

* Hell, I'd be interested in seeing any of the paperwork associated with Palo Verde, I'm sure it's very 'creative' to say the least.

* I want to talk to the guy who appraised Palo Verde at 1.7 million dollars or was it 1.4...hmmmm, not sure, but I'm sure of one thing, it's not even remotely close to either of those figures. Forget that, maybe it should be RE-appraised NOW... that would be interesting.

* If I was even a little interested in Palo Verde, I would 'GOOGLE' it along with the names of the owners and see what comes up... even if you think I have an axe to grind, if you read this blog in reverse I do raise some legitimate concerns... just sayin.

* Me personally, I'm a LOT wiser now and within 5 minutes of meeting Gene Conti, I'd know and besides, Palo Verde has bad karma. (actually this dude to the right kinda looks like Gene...hehe)

* Way to many other options in the Arenal La Fortuna area, I'd keep looking.

The upside? When Eugene Gene Conti needs money,,, he will deal, so the possibility of picking up a rundown, mold smelling hotel with 'potential' for next to nothing is much more than likely. The longer Palo Verde is on the market, the better your chances of getting it for next to nothing. Unfortunately, Palo Verde reeks more than mold.

And if you happen to talk to Gene Conti could you remind him he still owes me $6300. I'd appreciate it.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

What's your favorite Gene Conti STORY?

Do YOU have a Eugene 'Gene' Conti business dealing STORY?

I haven't written about Eugene 'Gene' Conti, primary owner of Palo Verde Resort in La Fortuna Costa Rica for the simple reason that there's nothing new to report. And if there is, I'm not privy to it. For all I know, Gene Conti could have sold Palo Verde Resort, I'm not sure how, since I own 10% (at least I think I do), but if there was a way to 'loophole' me out of the picture, I'm sure Gene Conti would have found it. Gene always was and I'm sure still is, a master fanageler. Whoever said, "Rob Peter to pay Paul" just may have been inspired by Gene Conti.

So, with that in mind, I'm wondering if anyone out there has a Gene Conti story they would like to share? Preferably in the area of business dealings?

What about YOU Larry Bernstein... I have a feeling you and Gene aren't that good a friends anymore... Bobby Blair.... what really happened with the whole, Arenal Bungalows thing? Come on, share, I'm sure it's a good yarn.

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