Well, it was hotter than yesterday, but still quite pleasant. There’s a beauty pageant at the mall and another new addition to the house. Read on.
Our ‘Zany Day’ song this week was “The Leader of the Pack” by The Shangri-Las. It’s time for ‘Old School Friday’. This week it’s a ‘recycled tune’, so maybe more of you will know it. “My love must be a kind of blind love. I can’t see anyone but you. Are the stars out tonight? I don’t know if it’s cloudy or bright. __ __ __ __ __ __, dear. The moon may be high, but I can’t see a thing in the sky, __ __ __ __ __ __.” Hint: Group named after a big pink bird, and they’re singing about a vision impairment.
This morning we went to Art Bridge, where we learned that they are building an art supply store in an unused part of the building. They will feature paints from all over Thailand, plus other supplies, at reduced prices. This is an incredible idea for the artist community.
Our trip to our internet provider was interesting. Every year we pay for the entire year, to avoid having to deal with monthly payments. When you pay for one year you get one month free. This means that each year it’s due at a different time. Today, with Cat’s help, we asked about getting faster service. After looking on Google Earth to determine exactly where our house is, they told us that there aren’t enough customers in our area to warrant changing whatever it is they change. So, we’re still on the ‘outskirts’ of town. Eventually the town will reach us and then we can get big city internet. It’s still not that bad, but knowing there’s faster makes me want it (555).
I got a call from iBeat (our Apple Store) telling me that the laptop I ordered had arrived. I wasn’t expecting it for a week. This afternoon we went to Central Plaza to pick it up. While they were helping Lisa transfer some photos on her machine, I went outside and saw a large stage set-up. At the rear of the stage I discovered the purpose: The Miss Bangkok Air beauty pageant. Two days ago Lisa had seen a long procession of tall, beautiful young women walking through the mall and wondered what it was about. They were contestants in the pageant. In one of the parking lots of the mall another stage was being erected for a big musical show. I guess one could say Chiang Rai knows how to party. While all this is going on, there are still festivities at the old airport, and the music just started across the river. Hmm, it’s a busy little place.
Today’s photo was taken by Lisa this morning while we were exercising the dogs. It’s a view of our front yard, looking toward the street. It’s so easy to stay at home.
This weekend we will be in learning mode. Between transferring files and photos, and learning new system quirks, I think we’ll be pretty busy.
Have a Wonderful WeekEnd. Time for the ‘Funnies’.