The day after a vacation, even a small one, leaves one with that 'What just happened' feeling. Today we were back into life in Chiang Rai. Makro in the morning, tailor in the afternoon and Le Meridien in between.
That 'Bad Ass Bass' tune was "I Wish" by Stevie Wonder. See, you really should ponder the clues and hints. Maybe when you 'hear' the 'Old School Friday' song you'll feel better. "Put on your red dress baby, ya know we're goin' out tonight (repeat) And bring along some boxin' gloves, 'case some fool might wanna fight. Put on your __ __ __, wear your wig-hat on your head..." Hint: This 1964 hit was about an item of clothing that seemed, at the time, pretty crazy. It was a basic R&B/Blues song that swept through the clubs and was a big radio request.
We needed veggies for our juice drink so we went to Makro early this morning. The day after 'not much to do' we found ourselves in the midst of a schedule with timing and everything. We had to be back from Makro, have our drink and then wrap Lisa's print so we could load it into our truck that Jaffee was bringing over. Once the print was bubble-wrapped and in the truck Jaffee took it to Le Meridien, and we followed. We hung out at the hotel with Amber and Chalit, who were working on the display of art.
This afternoon Daku was more than happy to come upstairs and take a nap with us. He'd been coming up to our bedroom while we were away. We all relaxed and then it was over. The internet connection had been misbehaving since we got back from the island. I finally called 3BB, our provider and talked to a tech specialist. She had me do a few things and then it was going better than before. I think they fixed something on their end but wouldn't admit it. Anyway, it works and that's what counts.
I tore myself away from the speeding internet and we went into town to see the tailor who had made slacks for Lisa. In the middle of our afternoon run Lisa got a text from Jaffee stating that the ASEAN TV station wanted to do a piece on her show in Chiang Mai. They want to interview her so it looks like we may be going on another road trip Sunday. Details are still coming in so I don't know for sure, but it's pretty exciting.
Reflecting on our trip to Koh Samet, one of the things we enjoyed was watching the children play. There is something about the sand and ocean that makes kids of all ages giddy and care-free. Local kids and tourist kids all seemed to have a lot of fun. I think it's due in part to the fact that the adults were less uptight. It was cool watching parents and kids playing games and doing silly things together. There was a definite lightening of the heart. Hmm.
Have a Wonderful WeekEnd. And now, some 'Funnies'.
A Few One-Liners and Observations
Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and thought to myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?"
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
"Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this-- ever.