Successful Developments: Yours & Mine

Friday, August 1, 2008

Improving Personal (Self) Development


My wife texted me this afternoon with the following message:

"Do you want to go out to eat tonight? My treat."

Of course I texted her back:


Then she texted me:

Mexican or Roy's?

I quickly replied:


You see, Roy is my cousin. He and his wife own a restaurant in downtown Mobile Alabama. Busaba is a fabulous Thai Cuisine Chef! Her food is absolutely delicious!

I met Cheryl at the house and we drove downtown to Bienville Square and walked almost one block toBusaba's. And since I wanted to share our experience with you, I took some photos for you to see. Sorry I can't share the taste... unless... you eat there too! In the meantime... enjoy these views of downtown and the restaurant!

Before we crossed another street, I took this shot of Busaba's between two other historic buildings. The building that Busaba occupies is on The National Registry of Historic Buildings and Places.

In fact... the Historic Building Marker - a metallic shield designating it as a historic building was stolen this week. (They're offering a reward.)

Just before we walked into Busaba's, I took a look behind me at the RSA Tower above the Southern Oaks in Bienville Square and captured a shot of it for you.

We got there just in time, because it wasn't long before the restaurant started filling up.

Both Cheryl and I ordered the same thing... only I wanted "three spice" instead of "one spice."

We shared four Spring Rolls stuffed with cabbage, carrots, celery and glass noodles. I like dipping mine in the sweet & spicy sauce.

I made Cheryl wait for me to take photos of our meals before we took one single bite.

Isn't Pla Lad Prik the most appetizing fried fillet of flounder you've ever seen? Our crispy fried flounder was covered in a spicy, sweet and sour sauce with different types of onions, basil leaves, mushrooms, baby corn, carrots, etc....

Before our food arrived, my Cousin Roy dropped in from next door to help out with all the people who arrived when we did. Even though he was busy, he made it a point to drop by and chat with us at our table.

We enjoyed our food and then got caught up with each others' families and a couple of recent business ventures. Twitter was brought up (Roy knows how to write programs) and I believe he and I will be having a few more conversations before too long.

After our meal, Cheryl ordered a chilled cup of Rambutan stuffed with Pineapple. Rambutan is an exotic fruit indigenous to Thailand. I drank coffee while Roy and I continued our exchange of ideas and enthusiasm.

Roy walked us out to Cheryl's car, but not before I took a couple more pictures to share with you.

Here is Roy and Cheryl. And a look back at the RSA Tower after they turned on the lights. Sorry about the quality, it was drizzling and I think my Palm Treo fogged up. I think you still get the picture though.

As you can see... both Cheryl and I are actively working to Improve our Personal Development by doing something as simple as going out to eat at a restaurant. The bonus (among other things) was seeing Roy and Busaba too.

For those of you do not know... Cheryl and I have recently become "empty nesters." Our youngest daughter no longer lives with us and we've adjusted by going out more often.

It could be worse... I might have had to pay for tonight's dinner instead of Cheryl.

Until next time...

Girard Frank Bolton, III.
The Developers Advocate
Advocating Personal, Business and Social Development


  1. Hi Frank. Great website. Loved the pics you took. The pic of me and Cheryl came out looking great. I added a link back to your site from the Thai Market at Busaba's. -- Roy

  2. Thank you Roy! I'm glad you enjoyed my article. And, I really appreciate the link-back from your site. - Frank


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