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May 08, 2005

Toto, I don't think we're in Thailand anymore

Saturday night, G. and I thought we'd catch a movie. We even had some free passes a neighbor gave us. We drove 20 minutes to the theatre at the Grove (a mall that is "Unique, Like You" — there is a whole essay in this, I think), and then drove all the way to the top of the 7-story parking structure, through zoo-ish honking shiny-car mall traffic. About 20 minutes later, passing every floor, a digital readout proclaiming the level of grimness on the parking spot situation: "Full" "Full" "Full" "3 spots" "Full" "1 spot," we left without ever stopping the car.

We just couldn't find a place to park.

So we went to rent a DVD back in our own neighborhood, and parking there was a problem, too. I thought G. might lose his zen completely. But he wangled a spot in a sort of non-parking zone that wasn't red, and we found a couple of things to rent (after flipping a 10-baht coin to finally decide).

Then ultimately we ended up watching a Harry Potter movie on tv, fast forwarding through commercials, thanks to TiVo.

TiVo, TV, movie theatres, parking problems....Not a typical Saturday in Khao Lak. But I guess not that surprising for LA.

Posted by sedda at May 8, 2005 11:10 PM