Rain was forecast and until this evening, we thought they had missed the mark again. The wind came up after dinner and there was some rain, but nothing significant. It’s still very hot here.
The ‘Zany Day’ song was “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” by Cher. It was written by Sonny for her first solo project. Here comes another ‘Old School Friday’ song that some of you may know. “As we stroll along together, holding hands walking all alone. __ __ __ are we two that we don’t know what to do. __ __ __ (__ __ __) In a world of our own (__ __ __).” This mid-60s ballad is about, well, you know. The title is actually four words.
Our Friday was one of those days when we got things done in a progression that just worked. We started in Ban Du, just north of town, with coffee at Shong, followed by a trip across the highway to Mega Home. One block away to the south was the post office for the package we missed, and then on to Browney’s Pet World. When you buzz around this town awhile, pictures of how to get places appear in the eyelids (555). A few more stops and it was time for lunch.
We met our new friend Sly, who is visiting Chiang Rai, at The Wanderer for lunch. He lives in Saigon and had never been to Chiang Rai. There were not many people there, so the stroll through the gardens and the woods was very relaxing. As usual, the food was good, the laughter was abundant, and we all left with big smiles on our faces. Someday, we may visit Sly and his family at a coastal spot in Viet Nam. That would be cool.
At The Big Brown House a new decision about Chopper was made. Gong has been doing a lot of extra work cleaning up after and dealing with the 6 month old Husky and he has reached his limit. We don’t know exactly when or if this will really happen, but he wants to take Chopper to live in Mae Sai with his family. Chopper would have lots of space and could live like a ‘Thai Dog’. We would all miss him, but for Natcha and Gong, it’s like having two kids plus their regular work. They have started selling food again in the evenings, and they seem to have found their groove.
On Saturday we have two art openings to attend. One at 9 Art Gallery for our friend Cornelis, and the other at ArtBridge, featuring young artists from the technical school that many local artists attended. We’ll start at 9 Art and then drive up to ArtBridge. The opening at ArtBridge will have lots of speeches and stuff, so it will take longer to get to the ribbon cutting. At least that’s our theory. The weekend of doubles wouldn’t be complete without a sports double. The Wimbeldon Championships are continuing, and Formula 1 is in England as well. Whew.
Have a Wonderful WeekEnd. On to the ‘Funnies’.