Could it be that the rainy season is sneaking up on us? The new pattern seems to be hot day, cloudy afternoon, noisy sky, followed by light rain. Yesterday's storm cooled the pool so something is happening.
The 'Zany Day' song was "Trick Bag" as sung by Robert Palmer. For 'Old School Friday' we're back in the 60s.
"I need love, love to ease my mind. I need to find, find someone to call mine, but mama said, __ __ __ __ no, you just have to wait. She said, love don't come easy. It's a game of give and take..." Hint: Three singers from the motor city singing about patience. What?
Here in Chiang Rai we may be free of the drama in Bangkok. Except for massive traffic in one area due to an army detour, things seem to be going as usual. The only thing the detour seems to do is prevent anyone from buying plants at a nursery. Hmm.
Sometimes things can be simplified too much. There is a travel site that gives instructions on how to get places. The reader is told to take a Song Taew or rent a motorbike. If you are a visitor and don't know where the place is, how can you rent a motorbike and get yourself there?
Today at Cat's school they had a day on earthquake safety. In the morning they had instructions on what to do and in the afternoon they had drills. They use a 'buddy system' for exiting the building and that seems like a good idea. There were also instructions on what to do if someone was injured. Let's hope they don't have to use these instructions. It reminded us of the 'duck and roll' drills back in the day. (I'm not saying which day)
A mystery was solved when we found out what the 'Naval Pillar' means and where it is. There is a sign on the Super Highway that we've seen for years, but it had no meaning. The 'Naval Pillar' is a monument to The King. It is a pillar as tall as The King and twice as thick as his fist. It is surrounded by a circular pattern of smaller pillars. Since it's not far from us, we'll have to go and check it out. There are so many things in Chiang Rai that we still haven't discovered. We will be having house guests after our return from America and it looks like we'll have more things to show them.
I will close out the week of photos from the Art Bridge Workshop with a painting that I found to be quite moving. It appears to be a close-up of The Buddha's face, with Thai flags hanging from the eyes, as if they were tears.
Have a Wonderful WeekEnd. On to the 'Funnies'.