Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Wouldn't you know that they aren't interested in developing customer contact/participation overseas. And, in fact, have it appears that I am just a number to them. I am surprised it did say: "Dear 1229587."
Sunday, November 27, 2005
Saturday, November 26, 2005
Well, they aren't the greatest pictures I've ever taken, but I can't find my tripods to get some proper night pictures, but, it gives you an idea of the Christmas lights that we have set up in our yard. I was excited to see people slowing down to take a look, and, at one point, some folks on a motorcycle actually turned around and came back to look!
Friday, November 25, 2005
Now, being from Oklahoma and living overseas, I will ALWAYS pull for OSU, except for one game: this one. During this one, I'll bring out all the old jokes and start dissing. I think my favorite one is: OU and OSU were playing. The score was so lopsided in favor of OU that they decided to call the game. Three downs later, OSU made their first touchdown!
Boomer Sooner! (forever)
Thursday, November 24, 2005
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Sunday, November 20, 2005
(no offense to my friends who bike; just felt like saying what was on my mind)
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Each country's dove has its own different song. Even in West Africa, where the countries were only several hundred miles from each other, the dove songs were different. As I sat at home this morning, listening to the Thai dove song, I smiled. There were two doves sitting in a tree right out our front door. I could see them. And I could hear them singing to the birds across the street. "My" birds would sing a verse; then the birds across the street would sing a verse. It was very, very pleasant.
Monday, November 14, 2005
Sunday, November 13, 2005
OU 36 Aggies 30
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Thursday, November 10, 2005
The Night Safari, mentioned here, is about 1/2 mile from my house in Chiang Mai. We were kind of hoping to be able to hear the lions roar.
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
I did run across something that I found hysterically funny! Check out this link: http://www.goingjesus.com/cavalcade.shtml It is a three pager of some of the tackiest Nativity sets you will EVER see in your WHOLE LIFE! Talk about trivializing the coming of the King! I think my least favorites are the one of Santa bowing at the manger and the one with the Snowpeople Holy Family. Egads!
I knew things were bad here (in that regard) in Thailand, but I didn't think the phone company would actually sponsor something like that! I guess the guy that put the flyer together had his mind on something else that day.
Monday, November 07, 2005
No matter how you look at this, this just isn't "happy". If you don't want to click on the link, the story is about how the Thai government is preparing to deal with what they call a "possible health catastrophe". They have proposed plans for "possible sites for field hospitals, temporary shelters and helipads to treat and transfer large numbers of patients in case a pandemic strikes."
"So far, Thailand has confirmed 20 cases of H5N1 infection, 13 of whom died. Last year, the Public Health Ministry reported a case of suspected human-to-human transmission in Kamphaeng Phet province, where the virus was suspected to have passed from an infected girl to her mother, who had no record of contact with chickens but became sick and died after nursing her daughter."
Let's pray that this one passes by.
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
OK, this is just getting ridiculous! We are now expecting ANOTHER flood! This makes the 5th flood preparation we will have had this year! I am getting really tired of this. It is taxing on the body and stressful on the mind.
Flood stage is at 3.70 meters and it is currently 3.48 meters. It is rising at a rate of 5-7 cm per hour. It will enter our building at 4.5 meters, so, while we still have a meter to go, we just don’t know for sure whether or not we will actually get that much flood waters. The really scary thing is that they aren’t even announcing it in public and the public hasn’t started sandbagging yet. At about 3:30 pm, we will secure the first floor and will sandbag after we leave tonight.