how i love that word. i think it’s the added “j” sound on the end. it seems to be so fitting. so complaining that “j”.
and what do i have to whinge about? just last saturday i had wine and real wisconsin cheese. today i had a mani/pedi – my first one since moving to thailand. we’ve got food on our table and everyone’s healthy. what complaints could i possibly have? handily enough i have a list.
- having to depend on songthaews and tuk tuks to get around is getting old. fast. it means i’m out the door super early and don’t return home until way too late. with lots of time sitting around in between.
- i’m tired. getting out the door super early means getting up and ready rediculously early.
- language. in the past few days i’ve managed to get 75% of the drivers i’ve had to deposit me in the wrong location. and one was left with the impression my husband had died.
- rugby game. i was unable to get a ride to c14’s first rugby game. which also meant i was left at the school waiting – with a11 and s9 – for him to return from his game. we got home after 7p. we left before 7a. (it could be argued that this is just an example of #1, but i think it’s worthy of it’s own line.)
- the fact that i am able – with no extra effort – to store an entire meals worth of food in my teeth. and rice fits nicely in the brackets. and i live in asia where rice is a staple.
the common thread of most of my whinging is the lack of a car. it is much easier to get around with out a car here than it would be in the states. at least the areas i lived in – they did a poor job of the whole public transportation thing. but it’s still limiting to be dependent on songthaews and tuk tuks. tomorrow night is the dinner get together/party thing. i’ve got nothing for it. i’ll have to make an early morning grocery run. i think i’ve worked out how i’ll get there – it’s the getting back that might be more difficult.
but for tonight i shall think happy thoughts and go to bed.