Life is a Highway

Life in SouthAsiaLand is always exciting. Even the most routine things can be blogworthy. We don't have a car but using public transportation gives plenty of photo opportunities.

Leaving the house I passed some ladies cleaning the curb WITH A SPONGE! This is also a prime example of the "SouthAsiaLand Squat." Folks here can sit like this all day. It is amazing to see carpenters and cobblers using their toes like a vice.

At the next traffic light/bus stop, there's always room for one more. The term bus stop is used a bit loosely here, maybe they should be called a bus roll or a bus California stop.

About this time, my auto-rickshaw driver slams on the brakes and swerves to the side. Crazy swerving isn't rare enough riding in these things, but the driver had a peculiar smile which was strange. After a little prodding, he told me that he is running from the police because he just ran the red light. Now, that sounds worse than it is, because traffic lights and traffic laws are loosely followed. But this time there were policemen standing in the road with 6 foot-long sticks. So after swinging a sharp U-turn we took some back roads and continued our journey.
At the next traffic light, we actually stopped at this one, we pulled up next to another bus. It appears that this one is covered with a thin layer of cake frosting. yum!....wait that's not frosting...ewww.

Many trucks and cars are covered with bright messages and specific instructions. This one is a great reminder for those incontinent drivers and pedestrians out there. It says, "Please use Diper at night." aka... "Use your low beams, or dipper."

After a big of swerving and swooping past this giant potato and a few leisurely cyclists, I arrived at my destination. What an experience for a $1.25!


SheF's ConsTructioN PapeR CarD CreationS

I have made a bunch of these Cards, but I only can find a couple right now.

This card was for Andrea's first Mother's Day! Notice the baby's heartbeat and when it jumps from Andrea laughing during the Sonogram, Classic! I even tried to included some nice cultural things. In SouthAsiaLand a married woman wears, among other things, a little red line in the part of her hair.

This was for my Mom on her birthday a couple years back (see the little birthday cake in the whale's spout water). How nice! a card for your mother on the day she gets older with a BEACHED WHALE on it. Love you Mom!

This is bad picture (pre-scanner). This card was a going-away gift for my friend Lance. Here are 4 different memories captured in 4 pictures.
1.We used to play DDR (Dance Dance Revolution).
2. I would make Super-Sandwiches (my specialty).
3. The first night leading the youth program a car drove by playing "It's getting hot in here..." If you know the rest then you know why we were embarrassed at the youth meeting.
4. We had a blast the first night we hung out and drove over Lake Panchartrain on I-10 in Louisiana.

This was a card for our friend Judie who tried out for American Idol. This is her rocking out to a Dixie Chicks song in the Supa'Dome. Andrea helped her get her audition ready. I got to play one of the judges during our practice auditions. You rock JUDIE!

That's all I could find for now. Stay tuned for more Construction Paper Madness!


I'm still alive

It's been a long time since I posted something. I guess I just ran out of extremely important things to say. Andrea and I just got back from Thailand. We took a little R and R. It was nice. We dressed up like Napoleon Dynamite characters, shot paint balls, ate... a lot, got a little sunburned, snorkeled, met unfriendly jellyfish, got stuff pilfered in the hotel, and ate some more. It was nice.