Ashley Zoch

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Luk Krueng

Chris caused a very amusing social misunderstanding in the elevator on the way out to get food tonight. He greeted a young lady holding a baby in Thai and then asked 'Some English or only Thai?' planning on some further chit chat. The lady replied 'Some Thai, some English' in relation to her bi-racial child. It slowly dawned on me and I bit the side of my mouth so as not to make the situation any worse.

Fortunately the folks here are pretty open with their personal information and she didn't take offense.


  • About all I can say in Thai is "Thank you," but I'm not sure if it's the male or female form!

    Regarding a comment you left on my blog, I'd respond by e-mail, but I don't have your e-mail address. Ohio is politically subdivided into 88 counties; each county has a county seat, which hosts the county government. I can't give you a complete description of what governmental functions have been handled at the county level, but one thing that each county has is a court. In all but the largest counties (let's say counties whose seats aren't and never were >100,000 in population -- that would be maybe 78 or 80 of the counties), the county seat tends to have a central square, and an ornate courthouse in the centre of town. Most of these seem to have been constructed between the late 1800s until maybe 1910 or so.

    Millersburg, Ohio (population 3,326 -- gee, I didn't know it was so small) may be unique in some ways I won't get into now, but as for its county courthouse, it's nothing special. I mean, there are lots more in Ohio -- some nicer, some not as nice.

    One day, I'd like to photograph and write a book on Ohio County Courthouses. I once had a web page of photos I had taken, but it's gone now. One day, I'll recreate it.

    By Blogger poutineq, at 2:39 PM  

  • oops shut your mouth all the stones

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:06 PM  

  • I can vouch for PoutineQ's love of courthouses. We photographed and went inside quite a few during my vists. In general, I found that the midwest had gorgeous public buildings - even in smallish towns.

    P.S Sounds like Chris is really getting into the scene. Sort of reminds me of myself in some ways.

    By Blogger DFV, at 9:42 PM  

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