Friday, September 7, 2018

Friday Funnies


The weather today was almost a carbon copy of yesterday.  Patchy clouds, lots of sunshine and heat, a small threat of rain with no wetness.  Let’s do it again.

Bravo to the brave and few who remembered this week’s ‘Zany Day’ song.  It was “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” by Paul Simon.  That leaves one more tune for the week, ‘Old School Friday’.  “When the night has come, and the land is dark, and the moon is the only light we’ll see.  No, I won’t be afraid. oh, I won’t be afraid, just as long as you __ __ __.”  Hint: This should be easy.  Feeling safe with someone by his side.

This morning we started the ‘new’ exercise routine with Daku.  He was expecting to first chase the ball and then go back and forth across the front lawn.  Instead, we walked around and he was a little confused.  We were all a little confused.  The doc said no running and even though Daku usually mostly trotted, walking was seeming dull to us all.  In a related train of thought, last night at the funeral service, we mentioned the idea of a chair lift to our friend Third and he immediately got on his phone and did some Google searches and found several companies in Bangkok.  What a guy.  Now we have a start on a possible solution.  Our friend Alonzo, an artist in the States, sent info as well, on a company in Bangkok.    

We braved the mall this morning, before it opened, and went to Starbuck’s for coffee.  We are slowly learning the tricks of the traffic around the parking lot.  

This afternoon’s cremation service had a very large turnout.  The air was hot and still, but respect won over comfort.  There was chanting, but not a lot of speeches, just a simple ceremony.  Everyone lined up and placed a paper flower on a tray that would be a part of the fire.  Silent prayers were said and that was how it ended.  

The main road to our street is a mess.  There is a big, wide ditch running the length of the road for several blocks.  Fortunately, there is a path to our soi, but the traffic going south is bumper-to-bumper so it’s often grid-locked.  Alternate routes going in and out are a lot less stressful.

Nitchanan is going to a language preschool.  She is learning Chinese and English.  Natcha told us that she can count to 20 in Chinese already.  She and Gong don’t know what she’s saying when she says things in Chinese, but it’s pretty amazing that she’s learning so fast.  Her teacher is also excited about her aptitude.  

When I told you that Khun Noot gave us some giant lemons, I thought I should show you just what I meant.  On the counter at The Wanderer, you can see the big lemons in the background.  In the foreground is what is called a finger lemon.  They were all grown organically and the whole fruit, including the skin, can be used.

Have a Wonderful WeekEnd.     Time for the ‘Funnies’.


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