Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Things I will Give Up For Lent

Today being Fat Tuesday, means tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday means the beginning of Lent. Lent is a fasting and abstinence of sorts.
And so Dearest Reader, I have done some inner evaluation and come up with a list of things that I will be giving up for Lent.

Passive-Aggressive people
Biting my finger nails
Smelly farts
Bad customer service
Sassy talk from my children
Warm beer
Bad Mexican food
Poorly tweezed eyebrows
Sensationilistic nighty newa
Temperatures above 85 degrees
Dogs that smell like ass
Ass that smells like ass
Any clothing with brand names showing
My gunt
Wire frame glasses

Hell, I could go on and on...but I won't.

Peace Out

Monday, February 20, 2012


We have been home since Friday. It's good to be home. But we cannot sleep. We are still on Thailand time which is 15 hours ahead of Seattle. I have four little girls that don't care that my body thinks it's bedtime at 9 in the morning here. And so I am a bit sleep deprived. It will pass.
It's always a culture shock to go to, and return from, a foreign country. But I gotta tell you, the whole Whitney Houston thing.....it's has no boundaries. Every elevator we got in was playing some thing by her. Every cab ride had the radio with her singing. People would ask us where we are from and after we would say USA they would start chanting WHITNEY HOUSTON!!!!!!! It was nuts! We were even in a bar in our hotel with a lounge singer. She did a WH tribute. We could not escape knowing that children are our future.
There was a bombing in Bangkok and the daily paper featured that and WH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We had a great time! We are so glad to be home. And now I wanna dance with somebody!

Peace Out

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Same Same but Different

last time i came to thailand, i kept seeing a saying..same same but different. i like the thought of it. i liked the way it rolled off my tongue. but until returning this time didn't  really understand the meaning. now i have this lightbulb moment. all IS the same, but yet its not. the same is the culture, the people, the food, the weather. the different is, time marches on, no matter how slowly. bangkok has changed the tiniest bit, it's very subtle.
now my sweet little getaway island, not so much. the resort i stay at is exactly the same. the staff is the same. they remebered me. the girl at the front desk came out with sweet hugs and words of welcome. just as she did the last time i left early in the morning, vowing to return.
and now i have...on my honeymoon. showing my hubs all the wonders of thailand and this magical island.
i miss my children terribly, but know they are in good hands.

peace out