Tuesday, January 1, 2019



Happy New Year.

The weather in Culver City was milder today.  Translation:  Not as cold as a few days ago.  At least it felt that way. I still wouldn’t sit outside waiting for a parade.

A few of you responded to the ‘Easy Monday’ song.  I know you know it, but this is a distracting time of year.
“You know I work all day to get you money to buy you things.  And it’s worth it just to hear you say, you’re going to give me everything.  So why on earth should I moan, ‘cause when I get you alone, you know I feel OK.  When I’m home, everything seems to be right.  When I’m home, feeling you holding me tight, tight, tight, yeah.  It’s been __ __ __ __, and I’ve been working like a dog….”  Clue:  It’s by those four lads from across the pond.  Someone had issues with work, next LP there were eight days in the work week.  Yeah, one day to count all the money (555).

This morning we saw a few of the celebrations in other parts of the world, where it was already 2019.  Lots of over-the-top fireworks and displays.

It’s eerily quiet in our neighborhood right now.  Hmm, if we were in Chiang Rai, with less than 3 hours to go, something would have exploded by now.  On the other hand, the quiet is nice.

Today we had a fun lunch with Paul, Joy and Leilani.  Our usual lunch spot, Thai Boom, was closed for the holiday so we regrouped at Tree House Thai.  It has become our meeting place over the last few years.  Joy is a jewelry designer and one of our goals this trip is to see her studio.  We discovered today that Leilani has a passion for musicals.  One can really feel dated when a 10 year old knows more about modern musical theater than you.  Oh well, I know some old TV she’s never heard of (555).

We had dinner with August and C-Bass at Emerald Thai.  It was good to see Khun Nid again and the food was good.  ‘The Boys’ as we still call them, had some very funny insights about eating out on The Westside, complete with imitations of waiters, descriptions of food, and how things should be.  We’ll return for more food and visits before we return to Thailand.

Tomorrow we have another mini-trip.  We’re going to spend two nights with The Valley Cousins, which means packing a few things.  On our way there, we will go to another valley area for a therapy session with our friend Alan.  He will expand on the things we learned from Franco and maybe give us more methods of helping my back.  It’s going to be a busy morning, but a restful few days.  Please don’t quote me on that last comment (55).

The photo below was taken yesterday as we waited to ‘push back’ from the gate at the airport.  The words ‘Electric Raceway’ drew my attention.  What does this mean?  Do they race the gates late at night when no one is around, or do they use the moveable ramps as a track for radio controlled cars.  Hmm, nosey people want to know.

Have a Happy Tuesday.


“The secret to living well and longer is:
eat half, walk double, laugh triple and 
love without measure.”
~Tibetan Proverb

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