Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Human - Monday, November 26

After a wild and crazy weekend, I'm back. I'll fill you in after we deal with this song thing. A few of the 'Oldie But Goodie' fans remembered 'The Glory Of Love', by The Five Keys. The song was written by Billy Hill and has been recorded by numerous artists through the years, but nobody had the 'talking part' like The Keys. The line I love is when he said to his 'ex': 'You poor, sad, worthless, foolish, fool'. Anyway, it's still one of my favorite songs from the 50s.
Today we'll try a new direction. "Ev'ry mornin' at the mine you could see him arrive. He stood six foot six and weighed two forty five. Kinda broad at the shoulder and narrow at the hip, and everybody knew ya didn't give no lip to __ __." Hint: Obviously about a large person. The singer played it smart and left music for meat.
Friday night, we had our dinner with Kristy and 'The Family'. Another great time, with lots of laughter and fun around the table. After dinner we went back to the Night Bazaar for 'Kristy's Last Stand'. The whole thing shut down a little early because it started to sprinkle and the crowd was slim. We got what we went for and called it a night.
Saturday morning, we got brave and had Sing take us to the Waterfall park in his Tuk-Tuk. Long ride north of town. I've never been one who was big on hiking, but there we were. On a hiking trail. Beautiful country, clean air and an illusive waterfall. We found a small one early, near the base of the trail, so we decided to continue and find the big one. Well, we went up, and down and around and then we spotted this trail that went up, at about 45 degrees. We all voted to call it a day and start back. Good choice. We took lots of pictures and they're on the Flickr site. It was nice to be in nature like that. When you come to town, we'll take you there and set you in the right direction. (Ha)
Saturday evening we went to dinner with 'The Family', plus Boot and Roong, our neighbor who does hair and massage. We ate at The Garden Shrimp Restaurant and, as usual, got stuffed. From there it was off to the river for the festival of Loy Kratong. I had this image in my mind that the shoreline would be filled with people putting their Kratongs in the water and watching them float away. Oh, we didn't get to make ours, we bought them at the river. We were all in for a surprise. It's a giant carnival, with a ferris wheel, giant stage shows, booths of every description and food beyond belief. On the way, I noticed something in the sky, kind of glowing. Third said it was a balloon. Actually, it was more like a paper lantern. You will see these on the site, but it's a large paper tube (about 3 feet tall x 1 1/2 wide), open at one end, with a wire hoop to hold it open. In the center of the open end is a ring of some kind of burnable material that is lit. After the flame gets going, the hot air lifts the whole thing into the air (think hot air balloon). The sky was filled with these 'balloons' and it was a sight to behold. Meanwhile, all around us there were fireworks being set off, as the Kratongs floated down the river. What a night.
I'll save our Sunday adventure for tomorrow. To make sure you come back, I'll tell you that it had to do with elephants.
Have a Happy Week.


PS Don't forget to 'Flickr'.

"Human is that moment when the universe becomes aware of itself."
~Teilhard de Chardin

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