Have you ever asked your child a question too many times?

Sawadee Khrap

Here*s one from Paul*s Sunday Funnies –

My three-year-old son had a lot of problems with potty training and I was on him constantly. One day we stopped at Taco Bell for a quick lunch, in between errands It was very busy, with a full dining room. While enjoying my taco, I smelled something funny, so of course I checked my seven-month-old daughter, she was clean. Then I realized that Danny had not asked to go potty in a while. I asked him if he needed to go, and he said ‘No’ ..
I kept thinking  ‘Oh Lord, that child has had an accident, and I don’t have any clothes with me.’ Then I said, ‘Danny, are you SURE you didn’t have an accident?’  ‘No,’ he replied.  I just KNEW that he must have had an accident,  because the smell was getting worse.  Soooooo, I asked one more time, ‘Danny did you have an accident?  This time he jumped up, yanked down his pants,  bent over, spread his cheeks and yelled
‘SEE MOM, IT’S JUST FARTS!!’  While 30 people nearly choked to death on their tacos laughing, he calmly pulled up his pants and sat down.

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Charlie and Sai Kaew Beach

Sawadee Khrap

Yesterday morning,IMG_2657IMG_2593 Charlie and I went to Sai Kaew Beach for a relaxing time 每 here are a couple of shots I took using the Canon G15 每 I*ll have more later 每 The beach was almost empty, we got there about 9 AM and left after lunch 每 the full beach shot was taken from the road  as we left 每 at low tide.    Not sure what the sea animal is 每 I think it*s a Sea Worm or Bristle Slug.

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Sergey back in Moscow

Sawadee Khrap

Well Sergey is back in Moscow at his Clinic there and won*t return to Pattaya till end of month 每 IMG_1497-Edit-2I got some new shoes and had to put the inserts in them 每 thank God I had just enough Velcro tape  – Have to make sure to get some extras for the next emergency of changing the inserts 每 Gott*a have my Flying Step Arch Supports 每 no more back aches.

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Haven’t moved yet ???

Sawadee Khrap

CM smog

This is the second reason I haven*t moved back to Chiang Mai  每 first being that I still may need the angioplasty operation.  

Really bad up there again  -  sooner or later they are going to have to STOP the burning if they want to get a handle on the pollution 每 when  ??????  who knows   – it should be clearing up about the end of April so that would be a good time to make a move, providing that my BP has been stable and no operation is in sight.

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Origins–a movie not to miss

Sawadee Khrap

Here is a movie that you need to take the time to see 每 90 minutes 每 make sure and watch it full screen – beautiful, informative and eye opening.  ORIGINS  -shared by www.Mercola.com

Origins

 

The film ※Origins§ shows how our modern lifestyle has caused us to lose our connection with the earth, resulting in so many of our global problems from environmental destruction to hunger and disease
   
The US is now producing and importing 74 billion pounds of chemicals each day that are poisoning our bodies and polluting our planet
   
If we ever hope to heal, we must address how we eat, move, and live symbiotically with the earth

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Just back from USA

Sawadee Khrap

I just got back from my trip to the US to visit my MIMG_2411other 每 she*s doing the best and with the best care for the present circumstances 每 only time is in control now.  IMG_2410I stayed at the Holiday Inn in San Pablo, California 每 and rented a car from Budget Rent a Car at the San Francisco Airport 每 Here is a photo of the place and some shots travelling across the Bay Bridge to the Greater Bay Area 每 San Pablo. Got to see and have lunch with all my sisters and meet many of the other relatives as they visited my Mother at the nursing home.  Haven’t seen them for a long time and the kids are now grown up.   Also visited friends ※Dan§ and  ※Tin§ and his new husband 每 congratulations
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Got to visit the place where I sobered up and meet Pastor Steve at the Pacifica Baptist Church where I attended most of my AA meetings 每 beautiful costal area 每 – Pacifica, Calif.

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Then I did a quick run to visit the Castro Area in San Francisco 每 not much changed since I was living around there 每 8 years but little changed 每 except the prices 每 Wow

IMG_2507IMG_2513The first thing I noticed was how clean the whole area was 每 cities, streets, freeways 每 everywhere you looked 每 and no smells 每 relativity clear air wherever I went -  San Pablo, Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, Pacifica 每 what a IMG_2550delight 每 traffic was not that bad but I did try to visit areas at low commute times.  The homeless are still there 每 45F cold while I was there 每 and getting colder 每 here they are by the Holiday Inn setting up ※home§ in the bushes by the freeway.

Had a little problem when I went to the Social security Office in Berkeley 每 don*t know if I was pickpocketed or just lost the keys to the rental car 每 but they had to send a tow truck to get it and took me to the Oakland airport to get another rental 每 Budget was a great company to work with 每 really helped me out and excellent service.20150219_162943   And Last be not least if you are planning a trip by air check out EVA Airlines 每 really excellent service and wonderful meals in the Elite Section of the plane 每 a Boeing 777 每 they even offer wine, cocktails or Beer if you like during dinner.- included - 

Blood pressure seemed ok during the trip but I do have to admit that I did not check it 每 just how I felt 每 Anyway home now and will talk by Skype to my Mother every day while that*s possible.

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Sai Kaew Training Day

Sawadee Khrap

Here*s a couple of shots when Pat, Charlie and myself went to Army-Navy Base and Sai Kaew Beach on Saturday.  Timing was perfect and we got to shoot some of the Army new recruit training going on at the base – CYMERA_20150207_104520-EditFirst is Charlie and myself at Khao Chi Chan 每 the mountain with the Buddha image carved on face  – and the second is my modified version of a shot of the training – _MG_0355 crop-move-modern2 they looked so weary from the days marching and exercises that it made a perfect image to represent the rigors of war 每 I picture the troops returning after a heavy battle 每 how does the image strike you?

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