Friday, October 13, 2006

Evening musings over Diet Coke...

First things first. Here is an awesome ad. This ad is a scream, and it gives me a bit of hope. :) Enjoy ...

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2006/10/12/131835/12

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I finally have some good news to report on the V. saga. He was seen by professionals today who have diagnosed him and given him medication. We're hoping it will stick this time.

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Cindy Sheehan has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Honestly, I believe she is deserving. Regardless of her approach, disliked by some, she has certainly earned it. She has worked tirelessly for years, using any opportunity to campaign for peace. She has a stake in this, having lost her son. I would like to see someone like that, an ordinary person with such a strong commitment to a cause, to get the prize.

In this same vein, I want to pass along one of the most inspirational blogs I've read in a very long time. This is another person who should be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize:

http://windchimewalker.blogspot.com/

Give her a read. She's an awesome worker for peace, employing both activism and a willingness to constantly examine her own thinking. I read her daily and wish I had half her guts.

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The government of Thailand apparently sent the following letter to US diplomats:

[Correction:] I misread the message in The Nation magazine. It is in fact a group of university lecturers, government officers and students who planned to submit this letter to the US Embassy, asking the US government to stay out of Thailand's domestic issues.

"We thank the US government for its concern over the situation in Thailand. However, we ask the US government to stop voicing its opinions and actions that are intervening to Thailand's internal politics."

"Please also be respectful to Thai society for we are mature enough to find solutions through the democratic regime under the Monarchy which is different from American Democracy," ...

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This weekend I will be doing something I have not done in many years. Tomorrow around noon, I will be going to an AA meeting. Not because my sobriety is at risk (it is not) but I need an outlet to help others. I'll see how I feel sitting through one. My feelings about AA in general are mixed because I believe everyone's path to sobriety is just a little bit different. I'm not big on the "powerless" thing. We all have the power to change our lives with the right amount of determination and commitment. Usually, it takes finding something bigger than ourselves and a larger purpose in life. These are all just my personal opinions and everyone needs to find his or her own way. Just the same, I'll stop by and see if it all "clicks". I do love the fellowship offered by AA. Always have.

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I absolutely love mor lam music (old Thai folk music) and ordered another CD this afternoon. (You'd think I have a money tree out back. Usually, it's just a matter of trading one thing for another. Would I rather buy food or mor lam music? Music wins! :) It is called "Molam: Thai Country Groove From Isan". It is at least an hour's worth of mor lam songs; many rare recordings from the 1970s and early 1980s. Most of the tracks were taken from old cassette recordings, but I understand the quality is quite good.



Hope all will have a wonderful weekend ~


Thailand Gal

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4 comments:

BangkokAl said...

Just curious why you didn't find out who sent that letter you referred to, just used "apparently" to cover the totally wrong statement. You can't be wrong if you wrote the Thai government "apparently" sent a letter, now, could you?

But you are. The Thai government sent (and never would send) any such letter. So easy to find out who, if anyone, did. Why be that misleading?

Thailand Gal said...

Thank you for causing me to double-check my source.

May you have a wonderful weekend. :)


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Anvilcloud said...

Diet Coke is good any time: morning, noon, or evening. I'm sipping my morning one right now. My daughter is roaming around Thailand and Malaysia for a few months. Be well.

Thailand Gal said...

Anvilcloud, yes. Absolutely. Diet Coke is the nectar, as they say. I've tried to quit, to get on the wagon, to stop drinking the demon cola water. It won't be happening any time soon. :) Thanks for the comment. I'm looking forward to your next entry.


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