T.I.T Episode 13: Moving Madness

•    I’m back for episode 13
•    Tom has FINALLY moved everything
•    I have too much stuff!
•    Hello to my new listener Khun ‘Im’ in Sydney
•    All Thais have short cute nicknames.
•    An apology to Les in Australia
•    Voicemail from Matthew at S.B.A.
•    Smokey treats and my cough…
•    I’ve already voted…Hooray me!
•    Questioning my need to vote?
•    Why not just do it anyway!
•    Voicemail from Craig from The Royal Pains
•    Update on the new T.I.T. studio/condo
•    Central city living is for me!
•    Tom misses cable television
•    Why Thai television sucks!
•    Halloween is Tom’s 2nd favorite holiday
•    Do kids still go trick-or-treating?
•    American enthusiasm for Halloween
•    Tom has a brain fart!
•    My Hard Drive crash has perfect timing
•    Closing remarks and love
•    Email or Comment!
•    Please call and leave me a message or I’ll lose the line

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Tom’s Hard Drive Crashed!!!

Hey everyone!  Sorry for the broadcast pause, but I wanted to sit down this evening to write a quick entry to let everyone know that I survived the move all safe and sound.  However!!!!  I was all set to podcast from my brand new studio (new condo) and my Macbook sputtered and died on me.  I just couldn’t seem to boot up past the initial blue start up screen and thusly the panic started to set in.  I try restarting it a few times and even walked away a couple of times praying it was just loading slowly, but no! It would seem that my hard drive decided to crash, just when i needed it the most.  Figures doesn’t it?  So i carted it over to the Macshop near the new studio/condo.  The ever friendly Mac shop employees said they would do their best to recover my entire life’s work for the past 3 years and put it onto a new hard drive.  So what choice did i really have, and so needless to say Tom walked way deeply stressed and kicking myself for not buying that backup desktop hardrive sooner.

Sooooo, to make a long story short….I got it back this evening and all the non-Mac programs are all gone.  Fortunately, all my work like my documents, music, movies, and stuff survived but I’m going to have to sit down tonight and re-install everything else.  Including the monstrous install and download of all the World of Warcraft patches….’sob’ ‘sob!”  Therefore, i shall not be podcasting tonight for sure but be on the look out for episode 13 of the Tom in Thailand cast this weekend as I realize i’m long overdo.  Thanks soooooooooooooo! much for the emails and voicemails as I’m definitely going to be making good use of them on the episode this weekend.  Love you guys and keep your fingers crossed for me here.  Things are finally sliding back into a bit of normalcy!  Much love from Bangkok!

Moving is a Pain in the Ass…

I know that I said it in my last podcast, but I honestly don’t think there is anything else i can think of at the moment more stressful than moving.  However, I wanted to write a quick little entry for you guys while i’m sitting here at work, just so I don’t appear to have dropped out of sight for a couple of weeks…cause I just love you guys that much!

So, the partner and I have been moving carloads of stuff nightly for the past week and I’m amazed at the amount of stuff we still have yet to get moved.  We’re packing all the bits and pieces into plastic bins and carting them over to the new place on a nightly basis and I can’t tell you how exhausted we are.   I swear that it seems like we haven’t made a dent in the amount of stuff yet to move as the piles seem to be breeding when we leave the house.  Isn’t it interesting how the piles of “krap” we accumulate as time goes by only reveals itself when you actually have to get it all packed up and relocated to a new place.  However, I’ll quit bitching and tell you about the progress we’ve made thus far.

We, did get the air conditioners installed last Saturday but that wasn’t without a completely different set of problems that i’ll go into in my next podcast.  We also went out last night and purchased a water heater for the bathroom as Thai bathrooms don’t come equipped with hot running water…strange I know!  Tonight, I’ve got to go down to the Thai version of Ikea to look for some curtains for the new place cause I enjoy the prying eyes of nosy neighbors as much as the next guy.  Then we have a truck coming around over the weekend to move all the big stuff like the sofa, bed, wardrobe, and fridge.  Oy Vey!

Therefore, I promise to do my best to get a podcast out to you sweeties over the weekend, as I’ve got some really great audio comments from the listener feedback line I want to share with you guys.  I’ve got some super sweet fellow podcasters and I can’t wait for you guys to hear what they had to share!  Anyways, i suppose i better quit blogging at work and get back to it.  Much love from Bangkok as always and I swear you will be hearing from Tom soon!   Ciao!

Moving and Marriage

Good morning, afternoon, evening or night depending on where and when in the world this finds you.  I must apologize for not writing over the past weekend, but the creative juices just didn’t seem to flow every time I sat down to tap something out.  I spent my time helping a dear friend to move this past Saturday, and there is nothing more draining than the process of relocation.  It is not only the physical labor in moving that makes us tired, but the  mental aspect as well.  I find that the process of uprooting of a person’s life can be equally as draining as the physical exertion that goes along with it.  We worked  most of the day Saturday carting my friend’s accumulated possessions and I am always surprised at the amount of stuff there is to move come moving day for anyone.  This applied to me also because, I moved relatively recently myself as well or anyone that has lived in one space for any length of time.  How many times have you had to start the process of moving, only to sit down and discover some item in your possession  that you  had completely forgotten  about.  How many of those kinds of things do you find when you get ready to move?  I know that the few times that I have moved here in Bangkok, that I always find these sort of things in my own possession and wonder why in the world I ever kept it in the first place.  Anyways, we did finally get the move done and got him all settled.

So anyways , I had meant to write an entry over the weekend to convey a BIG hearty congratulations to the members of the community over in California for the monumental success of legalizing and legitimizing equal rights with the passing of the gay marriage bill.   I must admit that I didn’t even know such legislation was in the works in California, but what a tremendous step in the right direction to provide ALL Americans with equal rights.  I have some very good old friends that have been together for more than 10 years living in Los Angeles and I wonder if they will finally be able to take advantage of this opportunity.  I certainly would were I a resident of the sunny California.

However, I listened to a podcast (internet radio show) recently and the guest and hosts were discussing the same California gay marriage issue.  One member of the discussion panel said that he’d read a blog recently, written by an American abroad I presume, who used the gay marriage issue to write a “whining” post about the ongoing lack of inequality which continues to exist.  I am one such American and I do live abroad without much hope of being able to move my partner home with me anytime in the near future.  I am certain there are Americans abroad all over the world living with this feeling, so I don’t think sharing our thoughts with each other in regards to the matter as being “whining.”  Isn’t that what blogging or podcasting is all about?  This medium of expression allows us to connect with people who may or may not feel the way we do and thus I would never belittle or down play anyone’s feelings on an issue.  Sharing is caring and it always feels better when you can talk about something that is bothering you, right?  Anyways, back to the grind for me, so much love from Bangkok and will speak with you again soon.