Good gravy, just after I put up a post about going for a walk and stating how rutted the streets are here….I go and sprain my ankle. I took these pictures within about a half hour of it happening… ….lovely, eh? Omigod, I don’t know whether to laugh or to cry! Right now I’m laughing. This is just too ridiculous for words. … Continue reading …..and sprained my ankle….
I went down to the kitchen to get some ice and on the bottom cupboard by the fridge was this monster. This is the biggest @*#&$!!#*%!! spider I have ever seen in my entire *@#%!*$&%# life!! He is probably about 4 inches across. Thanks, I don’t need ice that bad…. and thank god for zoom lenses….. I’m generally not even afraid of spiders, but right … Continue reading Gigantor
There’s something about writing a blog…. You put your thoughts and ideas out there to the world. …..and your gripes and complaints (as in my last post…..). You think you’re sometimes being funny and glib…. and then you gain a different perspective. A perspective maybe you’d have been wise to have had all along. This morning before class, I was sitting downstairs in the school … Continue reading Wake up call
It’s AUGUST!! I’m so happy it’s August! Do you know why I’m so happy it’s August? No? Then I’ll tell you why I’m so happy it’s August – because it’s my last month here in this isolated desert of work! Hooraaaayyy!! After this month I can leave! I’ll be finished with my contract and I can go back to Hanoi. Yes, I know I complained … Continue reading 31 days and counting….
Looking for the best multi-functional toilet paper? Here it is…….. Of course, personally, I’ll only buy from the ‘Classic’ line-up. I mean, wouldn’t you? Friends, I’m here to help….. Continue reading Consumer Tip #3
A couple days ago I was out and about, sightseeing and such. A hot day, of course…..most days are hot. Lots of walking…..end of the day and I was tired. So, before heading home I went into the local ‘grocery store’ (mostly where one goes to get the household items one needs: soap, shampoo, t.p., those yummy crackers that taste like the “Chicken in a … Continue reading Cool, clear water……
Wow. When Hanoi holds a flea market, Hanoi holds a flea market….but first you gotta get there…. I found out about it on Hanoi Grapevine – a website I’d signed onto to keep up with current art events and such. So I caught a taxi just outside my place and showed the driver the address, which I’d written down. It took forever to get there. … Continue reading Xé òm, baby!
I hadn’t realized it until yesterday. I moved into an apartment yesterday afternoon and saw my face in a mirror for the first time in almost three weeks. Mirrors on bathroom walls aren’t common here. I have a small mirror I use to deal with the occasional….uh….minor facial…er…flaw…..ahem…..but seeing my entire face? No, not in three weeks. It honestly was sort of a shock. And … Continue reading Just an observation…of sorts
Okay, well, I’m obviously a horrible blogger. I think it’s just that I find it hard to believe anyone would be interested in my day to day thoughts. I started this blog at the suggestion of my oldest son, Joe who thought some of my projects might be of interest to people. So, I’ve posted those. But I don’t always have a project going. I … Continue reading Blogger Inefficiency
Wow, I don’t think I realized how tied down I’d been feeling by Bob’s infirmity. Just now, I see myself coming out of a state of mental imprisonment. Tied to the house. Tied to Bob. But, Bob is fine now and released once again into the wide world. It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted anything. I blame Bob. Continue reading Liberation!