Finally I have finished my multimedia presentation on tailoring in Thailand. Please have a look and pass it around to anyone who is interested in textiles and fashion design:
I have made it back to Tucson. We’re still in the middle of monsoon season so the normally dry rivers are flowing after rains, the nights are almost cool enough to call refreshing, the days a little too hot to call pleasant. In fact, it’s a bit like Thailand in the summer. I find myself opening up the Snake Brand cooling menthol powders and sprinkling it all over my body and thinking of those sweltering days in Pai, Thailand.
I’ve launched into home enhancement projects like replacing a 27 year old dishwasher myself with one I got on Craig’s List for $50! After months of eating fabulous Thai food, I’m back to cooking my own. Here’s a grilled chicken on focaccia with pesto, tomato, SunOven roasted eggplant and arugula on top…
Pack rats ate my bicycle. Grrrrrr. Had to get a grip (Ba-bump) and got the traps out. I’ve got it handled now. (Ta-ching.)
And now for something completely different! One thing I miss when traveling is making music so I am taking up the clarinet. I’ve never played one before but I’m fascinated by the sound and the nostalgia for Benny Goodman, Woody Allen, Artie Shaw, the jazz era, New Orleans and Klezmer. So I hired an extremely cute teacher and off we go. I can play a couple scales and a little bit of Over the Rainbow already. But jeez, I feel like I’m going to give myself a hernia blowing into that thing. Singing is so much easier after the clarinet.
So I guess it’s good to be home. I am thinking about my next trip. Where to go and when? I have to get to Europe next summer, possibly Croatia. But probably back to Asia this winter. For now it’s working on my embouchure and tending to my cactus garden.