Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Fancy counter thing

I added this fancy neo-counter about two weeks ago. This morning was the biggest "at one time" numbers I've seen, and I wanted you to see them, too, so, hereyago:

BCS #23!

WOW!!!! Oklahoma is rated 23 on the BCS poll!

Ordinarily, that wouldn't be something to say "wow" about, but this was such a horrible season, and we are still in the top 25!

Boomer Sooner, forever.

Just my luck

I found the TGI Friday's website and was looking to get enrolled in their e-club. (There is at least one Friday's in HK). I had a little problem registering and contacted their customer service. Here is the reply I received this morning:

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

Bird Flu at Disneyland!

My friend, Randy, had this on his blog. I just couldn't resist stealing, er, borrowing it for the BoyneBlog! Thanks, dude.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Winning Season

No matter how many games we might loose in a season, if we beat the fire out of OSU, it is a winning season!

OU 42 - OSU 14

Boomer Sooner, Forever.

Christmas lights

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


That's right. The OU-O State game is today. The one hundreth meeting between the two Oklahoma schools. OU has dominated the series, 76-16-7.

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)

It's beginning...

...to look a lot like Christmas!

That's right! It's the day after Thanksgiving, so we have our tree up and the lights in the trees in the yard. I'll try to have pics on the blog in the next couple of days.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Too full for pie

Too bad, too, because there was pecan pie. I hope you all ate as well as we did.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Count your blessings! Name them one by one! Count your many blessings! See what God has done!

I am thankful for:

my family,
my friends,
my health,

and the many, many blessings that the Lord has provided.

Plus, it was 61 degrees this morning!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Mighty Nice

When I woke up this morning, I noticed something. It was "nice". I was just on the "cool side", but was very comfortable, temperature-wise. I looked at my handy dandy indoor/outdoor digital thermometer and saw it was 71 degrees in the bedroom. Not bad; not bad at all! However, I just had to smile when I read the outdoor reading: 62 degrees F! Not THAT'S what I 'm talking about! Starting to feel a little bit more like the day before Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Bicycle riders

or, cyclists, as they like to be called and call themselves. I'm not one. I really wanted to write a nice long rant about the funny looking clothes they wear, but, frankly, I just don't have the energy to do that today. Suffice it to say, "Pointy helmets and spandex; do you REALLY need all that?"

(no offense to my friends who bike; just felt like saying what was on my mind)

K for Klose...

but no cigar!

Sooners loose to Raiders 23-21. See the how close the call was HERE.

Nevertheless, BOOMER SOONER!

Thursday, November 17, 2005


Including the United States, (which is a foreign country to my younger daughter) we have now, as a family, lived in 5 different countries: USA, Guinea, Senegal, Ivory Coast, & Thailand. Believe it or not, but there has been at least one constant in each country, indigenous to that country: doves.

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.

Parents who love their kid

It may not look like it, and I imagine this girl doesn't think so, but I think that these parents really love their daughter!

Read the story here.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Back "up" to 25!

Yahoo! Sports

Well, them Sooners are back on the BCS top 25 list. Let's hear a big WHOOP-EE!!!

Saturday, November 12, 2005


The Christmas shopping (for the folks in the States) is done!

Jingle all the way!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Bangkok Post Friday 11 November 2005 - Thaksin's safari could backfire

Bangkok Post Friday 11 November 2005 - Thaksin's safari could backfire

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

Getting into that "Christmas feeling"

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. I guess. At least in my mind, it is. I can imagine the aisles and aisles of Christmas stuff at Wal-Mart and Target. I have started to play my Christmas CDs and am beginning to think about how to decorate the outside of the house.

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!

From the "What's that, again?" file...

I received this flyer in with my phone bill this month. I can't really read it, but they do have some English words at the bottom. I was simply glancing at it before I tossed it and noticed that they have their own Thai definition for ISP. The real words are supposed to be "Internet SERVICE Provider."

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

Prepare for worst, hospitals ordered - Bird Flu

Bangkok Post Monday 07 November 2005 - Prepare for worst, hospitals ordered

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


Well, shocker of shockers! Oklahoma is ranked number 25 in the BCS poll for week 10! I can hardly believe that! I gave up on this season (not on the Sooners!) and wasn't expecting anything like that at all! What a pleasant surprise!

Boomer Sooner!

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Beautiful Morning!

It was such a beautiful morning, this morning. The sun was shining. The birds were singing. And, it was 68 F! Gotta love this “winter”!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Better safe than sorry

Well, fortunately for us, the flooding was only extremely minor and our office did not flood. However, Typhoon Kai-Tak is heading about the same course as Typhoon Damrey did. Kai-Tak seems to be weakening, however, and we probably won't get as much rain in our rain basin as we did with Damrey. Hopefully, no dams will be failing this time!

Gettin ready

Well, we just finished getting the stuff up off the floor on the first floor. Here we go again.

Just Plain Absurd

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.