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Showing posts with label Sunday Stealing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sunday Stealing. Show all posts

23 January 2011

Nobody knows the truffles I've seen

Our Weekend Memoirs: First things first
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A nasty cold was mangling my nose into a mound of peeling red on new year's day. I fought it with antibiotics and sneezed through the first day of 2011. Same old, same old except that I like to think this is the way I am saying goodbye for the first time to a favorite past-time.


Where Miranda Priestley would have called me an incubus of viral plague, C hang out with me in a resort town to see the day go by. This is my first coffee of the year.

C's first detox food

and her first dessert, which I pecked at occasionally. The nose was still stuffy. C was brave.

We proceeded to Hilton where we drank the night away listening to live music. If I didn't remember that I used to frequent Hilton twelve years ago, my margarita would probably have tasted new. Oh well.


Time to get back to reality. Face another year of crap. Until the next getaway then.

Ebie and Arlene host Our Weekend Memoirs

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Sunday Stealing: The Ace Meme, Part One

Today we ripped off a blogger named Ace of Hadeon from the blog My Heroes Have Always Been Scientists. Since it is 100 questions we will do it it in three parts. He stated he jacked this from Padme 18. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. ONE OF YOUR SCARS, HOW DID YOU GET IT? I was too immersed in nautical dreams I held an iron too close to the side of my lap. At least it didn't look like frustrated suicide.

2. WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM? A painting I bought in the Thai-Myanmar border.

3. DO YOU SNORE, GRIND YOUR TEETH, OR TALK IN YOUR SLEEP? When I was a kid I was told I did all these except snore. Now I surf cyberspace in my sleep.

4. WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO? It depends on the mood and mode.

5. WHAT TIME WERE YOU BORN? Around 10 AM or I could mistake that for my son's.

6. WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW? To accomplish efond by February 3rd.

7. WHAT DO YOU MISS? Someone's chest.

8. WHAT IS YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION(S)? Right now, a tiny flash drive containing work that will determine where will I be in the next 3 years.

9. HOW TALL ARE YOU? Too short for my 6'2" prince

10. DO YOU GET CLAUSTROPHOBIC? No

11. DO YOU GET SCARED IN THE DARK? No

12. THE LAST PERSON TO MAKE YOU CRY? The X, bless him.

13. WHAT'S YOUR WORST FEAR? That I can't pull off this stunt I got myself into.

14. WHAT KIND OF HAIR/EYE COLOR DO YOU LIKE ON PEOPLE YOU'RE ATTRACTED TO? Jet black

15. WHERE CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF PROPOSING? Somewhere near some form of help. I don't want to cause chaos in the mind of someone whose orientation is different from mine.

16. COFFEE OR ENERGY DRINK? Coffee baby anytime

17. FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING? Salami

18. IF YOU COULD EAT ANYTHING RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE? A decent breakfast. I'm off to work in a few minutes. Yes, I'm working on a Sunday.

19. FAVORITE COLOR OF ALL TIME? Purple

20. HAVE YOU EVER EATEN A GOLDFISH? Maybe by mistake

21. WHAT WAS THE FIRST MEANINGFUL GIFT YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED? Some nice words

22. DO YOU HAVE A CRUSH? I have them all the time

23. ARE YOU DOUBLE JOINTED? Sometimes I wish I were

24. FAVORITE CLOTHING BRAND? Not big on brands. As long as it fits, feels good on both skin and purse, shoot.

25. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FEMALE/MALE CELEBRITY? T.L.

26. DO YOU HAVE A PET RIGHT NOW? Yes

27. WHAT KIND IS IT? Toy poodle

28. WOULD YOU FALL IN LOVE KNOWING THAT THE PERSON IS LEAVING? I've fallen in love knowing that the person was not even around physically. This is where I am perfectly insane.

30. SAY A NUMBER FROM ONE TO A HUNDRED? 9

31. BLONDES OR BRUNETTES? Stereotyping is getting old

32. FAVORITE QUOTE? Nobody knows the truffles I've seen.

33. FAVORITE PLACE? A cottage with books, beautiful tea sets and calming music.


Bud Weiser hosts Sunday Stealing

09 January 2011

P is for Park Day

Sunday Stealing: The First 2011 Alphabet Meme
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Today we ripped this meme off a blogger named Neil Turner at the blog Neil Turner from the blog Neil Turner's Blog (duh). Neil is from Yorkshire, England. He said he stole it from Troy. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time.

Cheers to all of us thieves!

A is for Age: that age when they say life begins and it could be 1-90

B is for Beer of choice: I'm allergic to beer

C is for Career: procrastination

D is for favourite Drink: cold tea water

E is for Essential item you use everyday: lappy

F is for Favourite song at the moment: I'm not in love so don't forget it

G is for favourite Game: dreaming

H is for Home town: sleepy fruit basket at the foot of a volcano

I is for Instruments you play: point and shoot

J is for favourite Juice: mango

K is for Kids: yeah, got a handful

L is for Last kiss: in my dreams duh... it almost killed me

M is for marriage: aghh thanks for reminding

N is for full Name: H-A-Z-E-L

O is for Overnight hospital stays: of all stays...

P is for phobias: misplaced kiwis

Q is for quote: I'm gonna do it all

R is for biggest Regret: not taking that helicopter tour over Angkor Wat last week

S is for sports: golf - they serve crocodile casserole and serpent curry at the country club

T is for Time you wake up: when the sunrays hit my head board

U is for colour of underwear: gold and gray stripes Calvin Klein

V is for Vegetable you love: cauliflower

W is for Worst Habit: gravitating towards a playboy's romantic attacks

X is for X-rays you've had: those have never been necessary yet, thank you

Y is for Yummy food you make: sweet and sour tuna

Z is for zodiac sign: virgo

*Bud Weiser hosts Sunday Stealing

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Our Weekend Memoirs: Chatuchak Park

One Sunday last month broke out cloudy. We were at the park for a friend who was honing his SLR skills. The following photos though are from a point and shoot pink Samsung.



When we ran out of bread crumbs, my palm got a peck


The willing, happy subjects


It says "Calabash Tree"


Hours in, the sun started showing up at last. And so did some spirit.


Taxes are high. We might as well enjoy expat life to the max.

*Ebie and Arlene host Our Weekend Memoirs.

05 December 2010

Remains of the day

Sunday Stealing: The Dwight Twilley Meme
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Today we ripped this meme off not from a blogger but from a website that does (among other things) celebrity interviews. On Friday they asked 20 questions to recording artist Dwight Twilley. The site is called Pop Matters and you can read the original interview here. We enjoyed the questions so much that we decided to steal them! We only did very slight editing to make a couple of the questions more universal. We hope you enjoy latest our and greatest! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

1. The latest book or movie that made you cry? Miss Potter

2. The fictional character most like you? Tinker Bell. Or so my Ugly Duckling cousin believes

3. The greatest album, ever? My Single Life Album

4. Star Trek or Star Wars? Why? I don't know either of them

5. Your ideal brain food? Cashew nuts and raisins

6. Everyone is proud of a certain accomplishment, which one for you?? I'll leave this blank until the son I am raising single-handedly becomes self-sufficient, happy and successful

7. You want to be remembered for ...? Being a friend who keeps secrets safe

8. Let's talk about recording artists. Who do you find the most inspirational? Can't think of who really, but there are many whats, inspirational, their works are

9. The creative masterpiece you wish bore your signature? Da Vinci Code

10. Your hidden talents . . .? Inner strength against the bull**** of life

11. The best piece of advice you actually followed? Longfellow's 'behind the clouds the sun is shining'

12. The best thing you ever bought, stole, or borrowed? Lappy duh

13. What is the most comfortable clothes that you wear? Nightdress

14. Your dinner guest at the Ritz would be? My hero, and he/she hasn't come along yet

15. Time travel: where, when and why? Prince Edward Island, late 19th century. Anne Shirley of Green Gables must be fun to interact with

16. Stress management: hit man, spa vacation or Prozac? Sightseeing

17. Essential to life: coffee, vodka, cigarettes, chocolate, or . . .? Late night thrills

18. Environment of choice: city or country, and where on the map? Country in the tropics

19. What do you want to say to the leader of your country? We heard the talk. Now bring on the action.

20. Last but certainly not least, what are you working on, now? Getting into the hang of something I have difficulty getting started on

Bud Weiser hosts Sunday Stealing

CHEERS TO ALL US THIEVES!

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Our Weekend Memoirs: Remains of the day

We left the sunflower field with gold in our eyes. With a fresh gait we moved on and briefly explored a roadside vineyard.

Then we dropped by a private university where a faculty member (a cousin) read untraceable wherever she was. The campus is huge. We reckoned taking a turn around was best after deciding not to bother with details.

Our final stop was Farm Chockchai.

It was probably the first time for most of us to taste the farm's signature milk ice cream. Yummy yes and it did its job hydrating thirsty palates well.

God I so didn't want to return to Bangkok.

Ebie and Arlene
host Our Weekend Memoirs.

27 November 2010

Into the gold

Sunday Stealing: The Baker's Meme
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Today we ripped this meme off a blogger named Reymos at the blog My World is Getting Smaller Every Day. He states he got it from Carl Dorsey at Iron Cook: American. (and Carl stated it was written by Thomas Baker, thus today's title). But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Note: There were a bunch of rules and mandates that we were suppose to give but Bud lost them. Or hid them, either way it is his bad.

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. If you could interview anyone on your blog (alive or dead) who would you chose and why? Perhaps JA. I want to know what she thinks of the evolution of her fave subject

2. What do you feel is your strength as a blogger? answering memes (lol)

3. Can you share a little bit about yourself that you have not already mentioned on your blog? I am brainlessly managing a ballistic digital divide right now

4. If you were forced to change the name of your blog, what would you change it to? Why? Something that reflects what I want to keep blogging about

5. What do you think is the most fulfilling part of being a blogger? reading myself

6. What would you do with your last day if you found you had only one more day to live? Spend it with loved ones

7. You’ve been doing medical research for decades and have finally found a cure. What was it that you found a cure for and why did you choose this particular ailment? a cure for neurosis, a neurotic speaking

8. What is your most guilty pleasure? late night thrills

9. Answer only one. What is your favorite book, movie or TV show? too constricting duh

10. What do you think is the very best smell in the world? The one smell that can take you back to a time and place of a very vivid memory in your past? I forgot the name of that scent but once a well-dressed guy walked by me in a hotel lobby and the smell wafting was exactly the perfume a date wore some 17 years ago. I mentally whirled.

Bud Weiser hosts Sunday Stealing

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Our Weekend Memoirs: Sunflower Field


So the Pacman and Margarito match went down in history. That was all the signal we needed to get cracking towards the sunflower field in Saraburi. The sun was at its brightest.

Along the road we made a stop at a stand selling big sugar apples.

We were practically spilling out of the car like beans from a sack when we arrived. Tractors would take tourist to the middle of the field for 10 baht per head. Here the ohs, ahs, wows, and whoas were starting....

I have never been this happy and thrilled with nature in quite awhile!

Big Miss Sunshine

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL LIFE!


Ebie and Arlene
host Our Weekend Memoirs.

21 November 2010

a la Randomness

Our Weekend Memoirs: Palenke de Saraburi
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Those sunflowers I posted on Tuesday's My World meme was a bit of a long, full Sunday I had with friends last weekend. I'm sharing snapshots on an installment basis as parts of the day held different descriptions.

We went out to explore Saraburi Market in the morning. It was windy and our hats were in danger of being blown off our heads. We wandered between stalls and found strings to fix the flying hat situation. There! 3 baht a piece and the hats stay put.

Manao taw rai ka?
(How much is the lemon?)This is our Pacman-Margarito breakfast. Munch, swallow, brace for the punches. Now if I could have the abs of those cheerleader trio I would be glad to skip this yumminess.
But I don't so I'll settle for a low pitch Philippine national anthem. I wonder who is she....
Pacquiao and Margarito are not roosters jabbing each other's guts out, but neither can I stand blood sport. It was quite a relief when the match was over.

Ebie and Arlene host Our Weekend Memoirs

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Sunday Stealing: Questions a la Randomness, A Meme


Today we ripped this meme off a blogger named Kimmy from the blog The Smug Cloud. She doesn't state where it came from. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!


Cheers to all of us thieves!

What was the last thing you put in your mouth? cappuccino

How late did you stay up last night and why? a quarter past 12

If you could move somewhere else, would you? in a heart beat

Have you ever been kissed under fireworks? no

Do you believe ex’s can be friends? yes

When was the last time you cried really hard? duh... can't remember. I'm not a crying type

What items could you not go without during the day? water

Who was the last person you visited in the hospital? a cousin who gave birth

How do you feel about your life right now? saint-like (I just watched HP7, I)

If we were to look in your facebook inbox, what would we find? unread messages

Say you were given a drug test right now, would you pass? with flying colors

Has anyone ever called you perfect before? yes

Someone knocks on your window at 2:00 a.m.: who do you want it to be? pizza delivery

Do you think too much or too little? somewhere in between

Do you believe in fairy tales? of course

Have you ever licked the back of a CD to try to get it to work? no

What’s the largest age difference between yourself and someone you’ve dated? 3 years my junior

Have you ever been on a blind date? no

Do you have any friends that you’ve known for 10 years or more? yes

Have you ever had a crush on a teacher? no

What song do you want played at your funeral? Be Thou the Glorious Answer to All My Questionings

Would you tell your parents if you were gay? if it won't give them a heart attack I would

What would your last meal be before getting executed? you

Do you walk around the house naked? when I do I'll let you know

What do you do as soon as you walk in the house? whatever I fancy

Who is the person you can count on the most? at the end of the day - myself

What is your favorite Holiday? a blue sky holiday

Would you ever get plastic surgery? I'd rather spend the money on travel

Have you ever caught a fish? no

What is the first thing you notice about people? eye expression

What is the farthest you’ve been from home? 14 hours on an airbus

How did you meet your spouse or significant other (or most recent one)? thru my boss

Where was the last place you drove (other than home/school/work)? mall

Bud Weiser hosts Sunday Stealing

07 November 2010

Spook and 14

Our Weekend Memoirs: Halloween on Khao San
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Perhaps more than usual, Khao San Road, advertised as the gateway to Southeast Asia, was alive with the dead last Sunday. This was my first time to ever be in a halloween party.

halloween merchandise on Talat Yod

I wanna pour Bloody Mary into that silly, gaping mouth

On FB I asked, "does he need a mammogram, doc?" The reply was "maybe the girls beside him...." Wahahah!

Edward and Jacob didn't show up. If they did I swear I would have gone bloody bonkers, a nosebleed at least and worse than these decomposing kids at most.


This baby has gotten away with curfew.

Seated at last with our halloween chow.

Ebie and Arlene host Our Weekend Memoirs

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Sunday Stealing: The 14 Question Meme


Today we ripped this meme off a blogger named Jayne at the blog Journey Through Grace. She states that she was tagged by her friend The Bug at the blog Bug Eye's View. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

1. What do you consider your hometown to be? an hour by plane from the capital

2. What’s the hardest part of your average day? when computers crash and deadlines are hours away

3. The easiest? Why? when I swipe my finger to sign out

4. What beverage do you reach for to quench your thirst? water

5. What is one not-so-secret goal you have for your life? I’ll let you keep your secret ones to yourself. Obviously, to have it all

6. What physical pain do you fear most? For example, I’m trying to decide how bad my jaw pain needs to get before I risk a potential needle from my dentist. So, for me, throbbing is preferable to jabbing. I hate pain but I don't necessarily fear it. What makes me afraid is when I don't know what to do to fix the problem.

7. Where do you find solace? high tea

8. What makes you the saddest when you read/see the news? innocents afflicted by natural calamities

9. What do you eat for a favorite snack? cashew nuts and raisins

10. What movie could you/would you watch more than two or three times and still enjoy just as much as the first time? period masterpieces that show a lot of quaint countryside

11. What boy/girl first made you cry? a crazy big cousin

12. What brand of coffee/tea do you drink most often? I'm not keen on brands. Ask me the place

13. Dig in the dirt with or without garden gloves? with gloves preferably

14. James Taylor or Carly Simon? They are both fabulous; can't choose

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