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Bird's Blog

Poetry, musings, observations, commentary, rants, confessions...and who knows what else!

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Teacher, writer, poet, grandmother, lover, wine-drinker, chocolate eater, beach comber, hiker, traveler, Giants fan, San Franciscan. All work on this blog is copyrighted material.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

SOTU Drinking Game

This game need not be confined to the SOTU, but can be played during any Bush speech or press conference. The clock is ticking folks, you only have 355 days left in which to play this game.

Game intended for those 21 years of age or older.

Warning: This game may lead to binge drinking or alcohol poisoning. Have emergency numbers and cab fare to the nearest emergency room on hand prior to beginning of game.

Invite several friends to join you, procure numerous bottles of the alcoholic beverage of choice and the appropriate glasses to match for all participants.

Turn on the SOTU or any other speech or address Bush is giving. (You may certainly pre-record his mumblings for future gaming).

Whenever Bush says something which upsets any participant, all participants must take ONE shot of their alcoholic beverage of choice.

Whenever Bush lies, all participants must take TWO shots of their alcoholic beverage of choice.

New rule (inspired by Bogs): Whenever Bush says "nucular" all participants must take THREE shots of the alcoholic beverage of their choice.

Game is over when Bush finishes speaking or all participants pass out.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Only 365 Days To Go

Quack! Quack! Quack!

Looks like one. Sounds like one. Walks like one. Must be one.

Quack! Quack! Quack!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The Dogs of Pattaya

Here’s a fine specimen of a typical Thai dog.

This fine fellow joined us in the evenings as we strolled the beach after dinner. He had a particular section of the beach that was clearly his and would accompany us only along that section. When we reached the invisible border, he would turn off. He was quite a good companion and on occasion, would warn other dogs in our vicinity that we were his and not to bother claiming us. We didn't in the least mind belonging to him.

These murky, shadowy fellows hung out in the parking lot near the beach in the evening. I’m sure they guarded our car as we strolled the beach. Who would disturb our car with this pack on patrol?

My favorite pup – BBQ, who belonged to the vendor in charge of our section of the beach. BBQ was popular with all the patrons.

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Friday, January 04, 2008

Just Another Day on the Beach in Pattaya

Beach Umbrellas

A Waiter Bringing Lunch

A Seller of Decorative Goods

A Russian Bear


Friends on the Beach

Men in a Skiff

Day's End

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Happy New Year from Pattaya

A Bird on the beach.

A Bird in the water.

Waiting on the beach for fireworks and 2008.

Fireworks in Abstract

This one makes me think of /t.

A floating lantern (once floating in the sky, now floating along the shore)


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