May 9-16, 2009
Lunch at Coco's (Asian/Thai/Japanese) with Watcharee, David and Carmella.
What is happening to our pool water? Is that crazy Pope stealing it for his holy water scam?
I can't really call this a Mothers Day cache ... well, maybe in a stretch because of its name. You tell me.
Our pool is fast becoming a wading pool. After that, what? A baptismal font? Maybe the Big Guy with the really funny hat could do some immersions in our back yard.
These gratuitous photos of stuff around the intersection of A1A and Sunrise Boulevard are for Paul Urschalitz, another ex pat living in Thailand.
* How about a "Fertile but Childless Day" for women and a "Potent but Childless Day" for men. Or, even an "I Aborted Day".
Et cetera stuff:
1. This is our favorite Sushi take-out place. It also sells other things.
2. Bye bye pool water.
3. Would you trust him?
Florida drivers won't get new Christian license plates
Moves to create two Florida license plates with images of a crucified Jesus on one, and a stained glass window and cross on another, have died in the Florida legislature. Both plates had come under blistering criticism from Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the American Civil Liberties Union. The Associated Press reported that bills to create the plates died at the end of the regular legislative session on Friday.
State Sen. Gary Siplin, an Orlando Democrat, had proposed the plate with "a picture of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." The plate portrayed an image of Jesus' head lowered under the weight of a crown of thorns.
Siplin was not available Monday for comment.
Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican, had earlier said he would support the plate. "If they (critics) don't want one, they don't have to buy one," Crist told The St. Petersburg Times.
Florida drivers are able to purchase more than 100 specialized license plates. Proceeds, which normally run between $15 and $25, support various causes and groups.
The other plate, proposed by state Sen. Ronda Storms, a Republican from Brandon, would have depicted a stained glass window, cross and the words "I Believe." A district court has temporarily halted the production of similar plates in South Carolina.
"License plates are not a license for the government to prefer one religion over others," said the Rev. Barry Lynn, executive director of the Washington-based Americans United. "I'm glad the legislature in Florida seems to have finally realized that."
From the lens of Carmella ... though Coco's is deja vu the alligators are not.
But, I'm sure that my pool view, however, is becoming disturbingly deja vu.
And America votes!
I devote all of today to our fast disappearing pool water; this time the disappearance is aided by a pump.
This, from The Nation (Bangkok):
Thai woman bites Belgian tourist's organ
Pattaya — A Belgian tourist was severely injured early Thursday when his Thai girlfriend bit his male organ and almost severed it, police said.
The tourist, Eddy Iam De Velde, 56, was rushed to the Pattaya Memorial Hospital and doctors managed to save the man's organ.
The hospital reported the event to police at 5:30 am.
The man told police from his hospital bed that his girlfriend, who he has been living with for about a month, injured him.
She said the woman became angry after learning that he had another Thai lover.
The two quarreled while having sex so she bit him and he called friends to send him to the hospital.
Police will arrest the woman whom has yet to be identified.
This little park is only a 10 minute walk from our house.
PS: This stone crab dinner will probably be the last one we have before we return to Bangkok.
PPS: What is David thinking of doing?
Yesterday's park in a panoramic shot ... actually the stitching of three shots.
PS: Watcharee and Ta almost 4 years ago.
PPS: My office then.
PPPS: Joe, Don and Alf a really long time ago.
Next: Part III