Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Funnies


Today was fairly quiet at the Big Brown House. Lisa worked on her latest piece, I studied my new guitar, and BamBam barked a lot. We also went to Doi Chaang Coffee for food and conversation, went to the talat for treats, and finished the day driving back downtown in the pouring rain, for dinner. Life in the rainy season.

The last song we played with was "I've Seen All Good People - Your Move", and Yes, it was Yes. Now try this classic on 'Old School Friday': (Intro) "__ __ __, across the sea, there's a girl, she's waiting for me. Cross over the river, beyond every cloud, she passed the wind that's blowing loud. __ __ __, a girl waits for me." Clue: This classic from 1957 is by a duo. The song has had many covers over the years, but theirs is the standard. Very romantic. The three word title is giving us directions.

This afternoon we got a call from Kwan telling us that she and her mother had another tax bill the they got when they paid the current one. It was for the same amount, but without the late fee, even though it was a year late. She also let Lisa know that her mom had made more chicken puffs. Lisa loves the chicken puffs. That got us out of the house. We met Kwan at Doi Chaang, handled the business, and talked about art and creativity, over puffs. We stopped by the talat for 'treats' on our way home. It was quite late in the afternoon and most of the shops we know were closed. The bulk of their business is in the morning and afternoon.

When discussing language it is important to mention the mis-translation of words. We see it all the time. Menus with the same word in several places with different spelling each time. Sometimes a word will be spelled the way it is mispronounced. Today's example was on a T-shirt, which is where we see this the most. The shirt read: 'Potty like a Rock Star'. It's anybody's guess as to how it came out like that, but the person wearing the shirt probably had no idea. Kinda makes you feel embarrassed for the person wearing the shirt, but we couldn't stop laughing.

This evening we had dinner at Aye's. We got to read and hear about the history of the restaurant. Aye and her husband Hans started their business adventures at the beginning of Chiang Rai's life as a tourist attraction. This year they are growing their own rice crop for the restaurant. That's a pretty interesting concept.

Have a Wonderfilled WeekEnd. Now it's time for the 'Funnies', sent in by my friend Claire.


Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling.

Energizer Bunny arrested, charged with battery.

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.

Gettin' Funky, Thai Style

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