Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Fancy counter thing
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
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!
Saturday, November 26, 2005
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.
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)
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
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
I am thankful for:
and the many, many blessings that the Lord has provided.
Plus, it was 61 degrees this morning!
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Sunday, November 20, 2005
(no offense to my friends who bike; just felt like saying what was on my mind)
K for Klose...
Sooners loose to Raiders 23-21. See the how close the call was HERE.
Nevertheless, BOOMER SOONER!
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.
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!
Well, them Sooners are back on the BCS top 25 list. Let's hear a big WHOOP-EE!!!
Sunday, November 13, 2005
Texas A&M Aggies/Oklahoma Sooners Recap Saturday November 12, 2005 - Yahoo! Sports
OU 36 Aggies 30
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Jingle all the way!
Thursday, November 10, 2005
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"
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 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
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
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
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.