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Thai One On part 2: Lurkin'
Written by Nightowlcoholic   
Saturday, 08 April 2006 01:28
More Thailand action. Ready, go.

more thailand action. ready, go.

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gotta figure out what we're gonna do. we heard about this crazy weekend flea market across town so we decided to try to find our way there.
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might as well stop at the hotel pool for a dip first.
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and have some refreshing cooktaits.
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these polite people were scammers. there's a lot of that kind of shit there. usually, the nicer someone is, the more they're just trying to get some cash off of you. we ain't no suckas though. later for you, scammers.
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after having 3 different cabs turn us down because they didn't like our destination, we took a freakin tuk tuk to the train station. they really do blow when yer not drunk.
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the flea market thing was so big that i couldn't even deal with it. i would guess it was about the size of 5 footaball fields put together. that makes fer some great shopping but i'm not really into shopping or huge crowds and especially not in 90 degree heat. the most interesting part was this weird slithering man i came across. with everyone quickly walking by, he was pulling himself along at a snails pace trying to get some money for his efforts. it was strange. nobody really paid attention to him.
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after walking for another 2 minutes i came across another slither dewd headed in the other direction. i imagined them finally reaching each other 45 minutes later and saying, 'hey tony, how's it going?' 'it's alright man. you know, just slithering.'
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due to a fuckload of drinking the night before, a lack of sleep, drinking in the morning, the crowd and the heat, jill started to feel faint. we went and sat down but things didn't get better. she looked like she was gonna die and eveyone was eyeing her on the way by as if they could buy the ill white girl. after i got some ice a really nice vendor from the market and i fanned jill with newspapers for about 45 minutes. the lady gave her some weird sniffy thing that's supposed to help with dizzines and massaged her head. it finally worked and we were out of there.
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'power is nothing without control'. a tire ad that says a lot more.
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i smoked while i was there. they don't sell american spirits so i bought the marlboros that have warnings on them. this one says 'don't smoke unless you are possesed by the devil'.
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went to an all night bar that was playing soccer on the tv. spectacular things were happening on the field.
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after a bunch of alchohol i kept thinking the stains below the windows on the building across from us looked like 2 cars hitting each other. i still do.. but i'm still drunk.
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thai whiskey made me think that.
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it made this happen too.
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that's the sniffy thing that helped jill not faint.
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i got drunk enough to take photos of the empty whiskey bottle on the balcony.
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then someone stuck their finger in my butt (it happens, it does happen).
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top o' the mornin.
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'don't smoke unless yer into sushi.'
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speaking of sushi, i tried it. definitely better than texas.
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we lurked around town for a bit. probably saw some cool shit that i didn't take digi's of.
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dumbasses can have their hair dreaded there for a small amout of money.
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we stopped back to jump in the pool again. despite the fact that you're not really checking out thailand when yer lurking in a hotel pool, it was really refreshing to venture out into unknown territory and stop back for some beverages and cooling off.
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next we head north to chaing mai and ride some elephants and motorbikes.


here's a little clip of me humpin an elephants head to show how much i love them.

lfy.

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