The sky in Chiang Rai looked like it could rain at any moment, but it never did. We had some afternoon thunder that was impressive, and a tiny sprinkle that dried as soon as it hit the hot ground. Yep, it’s the hot and rainy season.
The ‘Zany Day’ song was “Takin’ Care of Business” by Bachman-Turner-Overdrive. We used to dance to that at an alternative disco (Bahama Mamas) in Mar Vista, CA back in the 70s. Those were the days. This ‘Old School Friday’ song comes complete with the intro, just to get you in the mood: (Oh-oh-oh-oh, Wah-ah-ah, Oh-oh-oh-oh) __ __, __ __ will you be mine. My darling dear love you all the time. I’m just a fool, a fool in love with you…” Hint: It’s an oldie from 1954 that is probably on every compilation album of old records. The group was named after a tuxedo wearin’ bird.
Right now I can hear Chopper yelping from his enclosure. That means that the little family has either gone out or they’re eating on the patio. Otherwise ‘Little Dog’, as we call him, is usually running around the yard or sleeping under something. In fact, whenever we leave in the van, we have to look underneath just to make sure he’s not there. His behavior may be getting better. When we take both dogs out in the morning, Chopper wears a muzzle, which he hates, but that’s kinda the point. It protects Daku, and us, from the tiny little pointy teeth, and when it comes off, he knows it’s because he didn’t bite. Chopper is really sweet when he first wakes up, if he’s not hungry.
We have learned to be forgiving when it comes to Google translations, especially on Facebook posts. I don’t visit social media as much as Lisa these days, but we both get a kick out of, or are often baffled by what the translations present. The latest language mystery is the use of the word ‘Cuddle’ in the middle of an English translation of a Thai phrase. Lisa sent Cat a copy of a Thai post with its English from Google, including the word Cuddle. Cat concluded that Google didn’t know how to translate the word or phrase and defaulted to Cuddle. Now we can stop trying to make sense of it. What makes this even more interesting is that Cat didn’t know what Cuddle meant anyway.
It really is time to begin the clothing contemplation. The local highs range from the high 80s to the low 90s. The Culver City forecast is for a daytime range of high 70s to the low 80s. It will be the night temps that will be the challenge. Some of our Chiang Rai night time temps are like Culver City daytime. Oh well, take a jacket and act like it’s winter (555). I’m sure I’ll see plenty of people wearing something on their sleeves at night. It’s the old story of bodies adjusting. Two weeks won’t be so bad. Joe told us they had a heat wave in Palo Alto, so maybe we’ll feel at home.
Today’s photo is Chiang Rai from 25 floors up in a statue by a temple. The city is way off in the distance.
Have a Wonderful WeekEnd.