Wednesday, August 29, 2018



Chiang Rai had another rainless day.  There were many beautiful cloud formations as well as some pretty impressive, dark mountains of moisture looming in the sky.  

The ‘Easy Monday’ song was “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys.  Here’s another easy one, disguised as a ‘Zany Day’ song.  “I told you about strawberry fields, you know, the place where nothing is real.  Well here’s another place you can go where everything flows.  Looking through the bent backed tulips, to see how the other half lives. Looking through a __ __.”  Hint:  1968 England, many references to past records and lines from songs by four wild and crazy kids.

This morning we went to Chivit Tamma Da for coffee on our way to Makro.  It didn’t take long to find what we needed and before we knew it, we were in a short line and out.  Our next stop was the mall, but since Browney Pet World was on the way, we stopped for dog stuff.  Chopper is in a chewing phase, not quite done teething.  As a result, some of Daku’s toys have been ‘hurt’.  One of them is his green, after dinner, food-dispensing favorite.  With a little work, he could get kibble to drop out and that was his dessert.  Now it just pours out, due to Chopper chewing on it.  We found a possible replacement at Browney’s, but time will tell as to whether Daku will embrace it the same way.  As I write, Chopper is chewing on a bone and Daku is lying on the floor, looking despondent. 

We went to the mall for lunch and just parking the van was an ordeal.  There is a massive ‘renovation’ going on and the people in charge of routing the traffic have lost their minds.  There has also been a mental lapse on the part of the people scheduling the work.  Every lane had rows of double-parked vehicles, which meant that there was no room to roll them out of the way for the cars in the actual stalls.  Unless one gets there early, it’s a madhouse.  Today we did not get there early.  

This afternoon I spent some time with Nitchanan while Natcha did some work in the kitchen.  We worked a new puzzle that she likes.  There are animals and she’s slowly learning their names.  It’s a pretty good trick since some of them are not their normal colors.  Like the purple Hippoo.  She gets the Zebra because it looks like a zebra.  Then it was pencil time.  She holds up a colored pencil and asks me to tell her what color, in English.  Then we scribble on a piece of paper.  Big fun for sure.

We had dinner at Melt In Your Mouth.  We didn’t realize how close to closing time it was.  There were a few people on the porch outside, and inside it was just us.  By the time we left, it was empty.  Today’s photo was taken at ‘Melt' at Sunset.

Feels like a Wacky Wednesday.


“The only wealth which you
will keep forever is the wealth
you have given away.”
~Marcus Aurelius

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