Friday, September 29, 2006

Time for Thai

I had to do some research on Thai culture for a colleague at work because we have a large production facility in Thailand and thought I would share some of my most interesting findings. For the first time in a looong time I’ll actually be able to share some information that relates to the title of my blog!

Thailand is an Asian country that has been in the news lately. Between the current coup d’etat between the now former Prime Minster and the nation’s military, to the confession of John Mark Karr in August, and more tragically, the devastating tsunami that struck the country on December 26, 2004, the country has seen its share of publicity.

And now for the culture. The most interesting site that I came across wasn’t the Do’s and Don’ts list, or even the Guide to Thailand, but the site called Thailand Life. Here you’ll find everything you ever wanted to know about how a real person in Thailand lives. Gor has been writing this blog for 7 years now and started when he was 12 years old. I find this information far more valuable than the other material because you gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Thai culture.

One of the images that always strikes me when I think about Thailand isn’t the bustling neon city of Bangkok, but that scene in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason when she’s on shrooms wading through the water on a beach in Phuket blubbering on about how beautiful everything is. Hahahah it’s sooo funny. I love it. But seriously, it looks amazingly beautiful and I’d love to visit!

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Random website of the day

Ok granted the website isn't that pretty... but the content will make you laugh.

25 Signs That, Sadly, You've Grown Up

My personal favorites that ring all too true:
  1. 6:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to bed. [One of the worst parts about growing up for sure!!]
  2. You go from 130 days of vacation time to 14. [ughhh I'm moving to France where they have 5 weeks]
  3. 90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work. [Especially true now :( ]
Well that's enough for now, but check it out.

One more thing to throw out there... Have you ever ended up with more clothes than you went with to the laundromat? I sent Matt to the laundromat last week and this morning I ended up putting on some black pants that I've never seen before in my life. Luckily they fit, so really I ended up making out in the deal.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Fresh Start

Yaaaaayy! A blog post from me! I know you're all thrilled. So let's get down to it. First of all, an update:
I'm approaching the 90 day mark at my new job and the most noticeable difference in my life is that my blogging/random website searching/social networking has suffered considerably. Who knew that not all businesses were cool with you doing that on company time? Then again, the company that I left just layed-off 360 people last Friday... hmm go figure. I will just toss out a word of advice to all of you young bucks just starting out there in the real world. I'll admit, I left my former job for greener pastures... what I came to find out was that starting a new job sucks. Sure sure it's all fun and shiny and new for the first 2 weeks... but that gets old reaaaal fast. I can't say that I regret leaving that former company-360 people were layed off and all-but I did trade in some really great people to work with, for, let's just say, co-workers that drove me right to Barnes and Noble to pick up my very own copy of Successfully Dealing with Difficult People. And that, my friends is no word of a lie. : ) Still, I love the product, and this week we actually got 90% on the products in the beloved "Back Room"!! Damn that discount... it's poison.