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Thursday, 21 October 2010

The Dead Sea for a backyard

October means work break for me. A plan to head down Khao Yai National Park is in conflict with a friend's timetable. I am forced to socialize elsewhere. These are what I saw and did at Camp Facebook:

1. "Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is little like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian." -Dennis Wholey

2. A few acquaintances want to troop down some videoke bar, but have no idea which bar. I suggested Bangkok Hilton. The staff there tolerates the indignity of my off-keyness.

3. “Cases of involuntary disappearances are usually filed under kidnapping, murder .... Our laws should recognize this distinction from other offenses,” emphasizes Miriam Santiago, a Philippine senator. She eats death threats for breakfast. I like her. Minus her breakfast.

4. It's raining men hallelujah! Seriously I hope the floods in the northeast stay there.

5. Yeah, yeah, I'm so getting it..., my reaction to "Getting your PhD? ..." from the NCA. What was flitting through Strategic Communications Laboratories last night for?

6. A cousin's daughter announced that she hates it when she wants to see someone so badly and she can't. I was her age when I was stifling my own emotions unsuccessfully. Being Facebookless 17 years ago, my pathetic blab got published instead in a national women's magazine. I now consider that piece one utter embarrassment.

7. Poor D is desperate for a nanny. I want to lend her my son's, but it will only complicate things. I was in the hospital when D was born. Time flies. Now she's a medical doctor and a mom herself.

8. A former classmate, now a mom of 3 in Texas broods over that fungus-infected tree knocked down by a storm. Part of her honeymoon was a tour of the Anne Frank house.

9. "Aweright, aweright paradise here we come!" my liveliest shout-out so far.

10. chattered I, "eyeing The Shadow of Sirius by Library of Congress Poet Laureate, W.S. Merwin. 'oracular, unpunctuated... empathic collection.' That's rather my pull."

11. Another former classmate and psychological sparring partner dropped by from Australia, "somewhere the Perseids are falling toward us already at a speed that would burn us alive if we could believe it...."

12. I thanked him for the warm-up, "research, geared up for the raw, the skeletal, the quantitative has deprived me of poetry in awhile." I need a qualitative chock.

13. Hi Heart, how's life with the Dead Sea for a backyard?

Megan and Janet host Thursday 13

20 comments:

Divaa Divine said...

my God that is a lot of happening!

do visit - I have changed blog!

http://highlycontradictory.blogspot.com/2010/10/i-heart-karachi.html

Hazel said...

Indeed, Divaa, indeed :)

Brenda ND said...

I like your facebook tour/ trip. Thanks for sharing.

Adelle Laudan said...

lol Camp Facebook. Well the price is right, that's for sure.
Sorry your plans didn't work out.
Happy T13!

Hazel said...

Thanks, Brenda

Hazel said...

Adelle, there's still time, although that's coupled with so many things to do, but it's ok. I'll manage somehow :)

Xakara said...

I hope your plans work out. And the first one is going to stay with me all day :)

Happy TT,

~Xakara
13 Lessons If You Ever Find Yourself In A Horror Movie

Hazel said...

Thanks, Xakara. There isn't any bull near you, is there? --- pulling your leg :D

I am Harriet said...

Yikes! Especially about your friend.

Have a great Thursday!
http://harrietandfriends.com/2010/10/there-were-74-5-million-children-under-18-in-the-u-s-in-2009-70-living-with-both-parents/

Hazel said...

Harriet, which friend? lol!

Sandee said...

This is a full plate if I've seen one.

Have a terrific Thursday 13. :)

Hazel said...

Thank you, Sandee

Alice Audrey said...

Your Facebook is a lot more interesting than mine.

Heather said...

Camp Facebook...cute! Thanks for visiting me today!

Thom said...

I just deleted my FB account LOL Talk about DEAD!!! LOL Too many privacy issues So does Paradise include Hawai'i? hmmmm :)

Hazel said...

Alice, I picked only the interesting moments :D

Heather, you and Adelle have a similar reaction to Camp Facebook, lol...

Thom, you did not! lol... Ideally Hawaii should be in a paradise picture

{S.T.U.F.F.} said...

You can always count on Facebook for interesting material.

Nice post!

Ebie said...

Hehehe, you made me smile, Haz, hoping the "raining men" don't stop!

Good luck with your PhD. I know you will get it sooner than you think, and with flying colors!

sherilee said...

Lots on your plate, for sure! Thanks for visiting Sweet Tea and Sunshine... come on back anytime!

Hazel said...

STUFF, true

Ate Eb, I wish!... pero gatakilid pa jud kos proposal nako

Sherilee, I will :)