Thursday, February 8, 2018



The weather is definitely getting warmer.  We can tell because the evenings are not cooling off as fast and the mornings have lost their ‘bite’.  Short-sleeves in the evening was crazy talk a few weeks ago.

The ‘Zany Day’ song was remembered by a few readers.  The last verse let’s us know that this, as was pointed out, is a cautionary tale.  “Last thing I remember, I was running for the door.  I had to find the passage back to the place I was before.  ‘Relax’, said the night man, ‘We are programmed to receive.  You can check-out any time you like, but you can never leave!’  Welcome to the __ __.  Such a lovely place, such a lovely face….”  Hint:  It’s about a place to stay on the west coast of the US.  

This morning we went back to Suzuki for our new battery.  The installation was quick and we were off in search of a new place to have coffee.  We ended up at a little Korean dessert shop off the highway.  The coffee was OK, and the ginger-honey tea that Lisa ordered was a little heavy on the honey.  In a dessert shop, everything is probably a little heavy on sweet.  The menu was very different.  Nothing we would want to eat, but interesting.  The location was a little off the beaten path, so I’m not sure it will last.  The complex where it’s located has had many vendors come and go.  

Today’s photos were taken at the Jazz Festival.  This time, it’s odd vehicles.  The first pic looks like an airplane until the eyes focus and you realize it’s a burger truck.  The second photo is a mobile ATM.  Hmm.

This evening we had dinner at Sawadee Restaurant in the Night Bazaar with four people we had never met before.  They are friends with Bob and Joan, a couple we met years ago, visiting from Northern California.  The plan was to meet in the Night Bazaar and, as luck would have it, we found them at our favorite silver shop.  We all hit it off and had a great time.  

Every week it seems like we learn something new.  Natcha told Lisa about a fruit that can help stop coughs.  It’s called ‘ma cahm bahn’ and it’s very sour.  It’s small and almost looks like a berry.  You chew it slowly, spit out the seed, and when done, drink some water.  The taste in the mouth goes from sour to sweet with the introduction of the water.  It doesn’t zap a cough like medicine, but it helps and it’s a natural remedy.  Cat knew about it too.  She said her village has a tree and you just pick them when you have a cough.

Have a Thrilling Thursday.


“Look at situations from all
angles, and you will become
more open.”
~The Dalai Lama

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