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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Do I know you . . . ummm you’re face looks so familiar . . .

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shirley @ 3:25 pm

I know! It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. Please don’t abandon me, I’m stuck in a rut here, you can understand. There are days when there’s just nothing to write home about! I got a haircut but it’s nothing to stop the presses for.Β  I just finished working 24 straight days – yes straight through in support of a conference. Never again.

Let’s see, we attended a wedding but I couldn’t get any good pictures. I did take a picture of the wedding cake only to find out that it’s not a real cake. It was just a prop! Dessert was a nice array of little bites but what is a wedding without wedding cake? The couple don’t get to take the top layer home to save and eat stale cake on their 1st wedding anniversary? The buffet was amazing, it was a “buffet without borders” – you know, like doctors without borders. Ok so the analogy probably didn’t work so well but you get the idea – food from all parts of the world. My plate was piled in layers and I went back for seconds.

fake cake dinner plate without borders

Here’s the latest piece of furniture to our collection. Yes, I know I told you I was done the last time I posted furniture but I couldn’t resist, not to mention it was priced special for my birthday πŸ™‚ This is the last piece, really. Really.

newest piece

Here is a collection of locks that I found here: On the left top corner is combination lock, very tricky to open. I got it for Mick, I thought he would enjoy figuring out the characters and seeing if it had any significant meaning. I think that was a no, just a string of characters. The other piece is in the shape of a Chinese instrument. The “keys” are at the bottom. On the right is a bat with two peaches. The character for long life is etched on the bat’s back. Bats are considered good luck and are often used as decorative touches on furniture, jewelry, art, etc.

instrument shaped lock bat w/fruit lock

I liked the dragon, and more keys. The one on the right is another combination but with square blocks. I probably can never remove the combination cheat-sheet on the bar, I’d never remember those characters!

dragon lock square combination lock

Remember the antique basket/chest with the original hardware? I found a lock for it in the shape of a swan.

swan lock

We’re heading back to Bangkok in a week. I’ll post some pictures when we get back. I promise, no pictures of temples πŸ™‚ It’s a working trip for Mick and I get to tag along. It’s most likely our last trip to Thailand. I’m looking forward to seeing our friends who live there, and we’re all going to celebrate Mick’s big “0” birthday.

After we get home from the trip we will be going full on to get ready for pack out! This is really it, the packers are coming on Sept 9 – 11. Wheels up is still slated for Sept 25.

In the meantime, I hope you’re all enjoying your summer. Eating fresh summer tomatoes, corn on the cob, cooking everything on the grill; and family time at the beach with sand between your toes πŸ™‚



  1. Your collection is so cool. I didn’t know there were so many different designs for locks. Why didn’t I think of collecting them when I was in Singapore?

    Comment by Rachel — Sunday, August 9, 2009 @ 10:57 pm

  2. The Swan closure is exceptionally lovely but I do admire your taste in this department so…Those locks are great.The dragon and bat ones are beautiful too. I didn’t know bats were considered lucky. We didn’t feel so lucky when one got into our old house one summer evening.

    Comment by Chris Domino — Sunday, August 9, 2009 @ 11:44 pm

  3. Yummmmmm….looks like good food at the wedding. Great locks and keys. Very interesting….The swan one looks great on the basket. You have really got some nice furniture and doo dahs now. Enjoy the pack-out. …. not.

    Comment by Dave — Monday, August 10, 2009 @ 12:16 am

  4. Hi guys, I’m glad to hear you are finally getting close to packing-up and out. πŸ™‚ I hope the move goes well. Please keep in touch. I’ve moved positions at work, but you can easily find me. Been in the new job 1 week, and LOVE IT (do miss the travel, though!!!) 😦

    Take care,

    Comment by Carol — Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 12:07 pm

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