A Glimpse of the Randomness I Call Life


Their mustache obsession

Jo giving Holly her going away cake. Jo is the most incredible cook and baker, and she is always bringing in treats for everyone. So sweet.

The girls at dinner

Practicing for myspace

Me- “Why do you have this in your purse?” Christine- “Oh, I was teaching a lesson on American stereotypes.” Brilliant

No doing… aerobics? High kicks?
I am going to own this.

Group dinner. Love love love these people..

K idnapping little animals and kissing them. Nothing new for me….

Van Racing Team… seriously?

Cook it yourself style dinner
Ashley and Max- Container

Restaurant Kitty

Holly’s Farewell


On Friday we went out to dinner and a Thai club, D&D, to celebrate Holly’s last night in Thailand. I was disappointed that I only had two weeks to spend with her, but I wish her the best of luck back home, with all that she pursues.

Thai Taxi

At the club they alternate between a pre-recored Dj set and live performances. The live performances are absolutely ridiculous, and although the singing is in English, all the speaking between songs is in Thai. They started with a metal version of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” and it all got weirder from there. There were guys with socks stuffed into the front of their pants, that they were throwing at the audience, and guys in sleeping gowns with pink panties on. Despite the fact that I had no clue what was going on, something I’ve just learned to accept, I had a blast. We were literally the only foreigners in D&D, and most people can’t talk to us in English, but partying seems to be a form of communication. They all smile, wave, laugh and pass us drinks, and come over and hang out with our group. Everyone in Thailand is soo nice, it’s really different than America.

The Girls

On the big screen TVs they were playing muted scenes from Harry Potter, while blasting Major Lazer. It’s hard to explain how weird Thailand is… but it works and it’s fun so you just accept everything you see as the new normal.

No idea….

An alcohol holder attached to your dashboard- Classy (this is in the car featured above). Danni and I asked them for a ride home, but ended up getting a ride in another car where no one spoke English. The most they could say was “Happy Thailand,” and that was repeated about a 100 times on the way home. The girl in the front seat kept turning around, grabbing Danni’s hand, kissing it, and saying “happy Thailand, happy Thailand.” They also tried to say that the guy’s name sitting in the back with us was Cat Meow. It was by far one of the craziest rides I have ever had. Our Thai friend Max put us in the car with them and we instantly started questioning how well Max knew them, but by then it was too late, because they didn’t understand anything we were saying. The driver would not keep his eyes on the road, but instead had his head turned around the entire time, looking at us in the back seat. We kept yelling at him to pay attention to the road, and he kept responding, “Night cap? Night cap?” It’s amazing we made it home in one piece. I’m finding that the communication barrier mixed with alcohol is either a recipe for disaster or a total adventure.

Snapshots of My Life

A 115 pounds of personal belongings.

Entertainment for a 27 hour journey.

Thai Pizza- DO NOT EAT

A dog in a clothing store that would not get away from my feet.

The sweetest lady who I buy fruit from each morning.

Too hot for dog sweaters.

Thailand’s version of a gym.

Retired play structure.

Exposed bone structure.

Makeover for Buddha.

Public trans.

Japanese restaurant we went to for dinner.

Japanese noodle soup with mushrooms.

Thank you Ashley.

Little details.

What happens when you remain in one place for too long.

On my walk to work.

The house I stare at when I sit on my balcony.

Focusing on my surroundings.

No idea what is going on here, but the wreath on the right is made of soup spoons.

Thai Fashion.

Bothering Danni at work.

Took Took Time….


Borrowed Umbrellas

Almost everyday in Nakhon Sawan it rains, and it rains harder than anywhere I have ever experienced. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, it will go from sunny and hot to dark and dumping rain. After the rain clears the city glistens with little beads of water clinging to everything it can. Water continues to drip from all the rooftops and the air has a fresh wet smell to it. I love our afternoon storms, and being caught in one on my way home from work left me soaking wet (even with an umbrella), but I didn’t mind at all. The air is warm, the water is warm, and the pressure pushing down on my umbrella reminds me of just how helpless we truly are against the elements.



The sky before the storm.