Anyway, my original intent, as I started, was to find the "Big C", which is another grocery-type chain like Tesco Lotus. After a few miles, I saw a sign for what appeared to be something fucking cool, so I just followed it. Yeah. I'm glad I did. I stumbled upon Wat Yai Chaya Mongkol (code for "The Great Temple of Auspicious Victory"), which was the royal temple back in the days when Ayutthaya was the capital city of Thailand. Back before those rotten Burmese burned it to the ground.
For 20 baht (about 75 cents) I got to explore around on my own for as long as I wanted. This involved a shitload of picture taking (I just added a ton of pictures to the photo gallery so go look at them for chrissakes) and some ruin climbing. I wasn't sure I had it in me to climb much since I'd already put on a lot of milleage today but perseverance prevailed and up I went.
As I'm climbing, I hear a bunch of British guys yelling, "OH MY GOD! THAT'S ANI DIFRANCO!" Shiiiiiit. Yeah. I was pretty sure they were talking about me. I bear a slight resemblance to her and if I'm going to be mistaken for any hippie that doesn't comb her hair, it's gonna be her. I turned and waved because why the fuck not? If they want to think I'm some Indie recording star, then so be it. They asked me to stop and wait, and we climbed the rest of the ruins together. They asked me shit like, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN THAILAND?" To which I responded, "Oh you know. Getting some inspiration for my next record." I was hoping they didn't notice my wedding ring since I'm pretty sure Ani's a lesbian.
After we climbed down, these fellas offered to buy me a Singha (Thai beer) at an open-air restaurant nearby. I took them up on the offer since I once again brought nothing to drink with me on my walk. We had a few beers and dudes. I signed some autographs and took some pictures. At some point these guys are going to be very disappointed. In the meantime, I get to be a rockstar just like the hubs. And thank Buddha they didn't ask me to sing.
In other news, I was so homesick for American food that I ate peanut butter. If you know me, you know how I feel about this crap thanks to an old roommate's obsession with the shit. Anyway, let's just blame that slip on the heat.