Friday, January 4, 2019

Friday Funnies


It seems to be more of the same, weather wise.  This is definitely a colder ‘feel’ than past winter visits.  

The ‘Zany Day’ song was “Lipstick On Your Collar” by Connie Francis.  Cousin Trudye was the only reader who knew it.  ‘Old School Friday’ is a sad song from a group with tons of hits/memories:  “__ __ __ __, movin’ on down the line.  Wonder where, wonder where, wonder where she is bound?  I broke her heart and made her cry.  Now I’m alone, so all alone.  What can I do, what can I do?  Hint:  Maybe he should have taken her up on the roof for the view of Broadway.  The title refers to someone leaving.

Yesterday morning (Thursday) we packed our bags, said goodbyes, and headed for the nearest Ross store.  This was the true test of Lisa’s walking.  She lasted longer than I did.  We have to try another one, with better product, but at least we know that shopping is now on the table.  After Ross, we came back over ‘the hill’ to Culver City.  

We had lunch at Emerald Thai with our good friend Kathie.  She drives all the way from San Clemente to hang out with us.  She is deep into the world of tap dancing and is building web sites to support dancers.  We talked about travel and how far we’ve come (pardon the pun) since our first flight.   

It was the first afternoon this week that there was enough time for a nap, even though it was short.  We really thought we’d be doing a lot less, seeing fewer people on this trip due to our ‘injuries’.  The schedule is almost as crazy as any other visit, except that the cold nights have kept me in for most of the time.  We still haven’t completely solved this back thing.

In the evening we had dinner with our friend Diane, who Lisa danced with ‘back in the day’.  It was a case of a Facebook reunion that got us back in touch a few years ago.  We had a fascinating dinner, mainly because we learned so much about body movement, the nervous system, and how to deal with the current problem.  She is a practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method, which involves mindfulness of ones body movements and learning to change habits.  That’s a brief, non-professional take on it.  We also had a fun conversation realizing how many musical artists we liked and tripping down memory lane.  Diane also suggested acupuncture, so I’m going to see if I can get an appointment with our former doctor in that area.  We have a whole team (555), maybe we should call a meeting and blah, blah, blah.

The photo below was taken by Khun Noot, of The Wanderer, early in the morning in Chiang Rai yesterday.  She called it a ‘Vanilla Sky’. 

We talked to Natcha last night and discovered that Chopper is now living in Mae Sai with Gong’s parents.  The final straw, so we’re told, was when Chopper chewed up Gong’s new shoes.  Everyone will miss him, and who knows, he may return.

And finally, I’ll be staying up ’til midnight tonight because tomorrow will be January 5 and I will be celebrating 29 years of Recovery.  

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


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