I thought for today I would be a bit subject hoping. The brain power has been somewhat reduced by this thing called breakfast, nearly being squashed in the gym, and time is flying too fast this trip.
This trip has a bit of gravity to it. In a way it's an end and the beginning of some new challenges. So later in the trip, I will start to reflect on how one trip turned into years of travel and what I have learned, seen, and still don't know. Sure that last part is endless, but will focus those point to this big journey I accidentally took.
Random point #1: You should only wear a Speedo if your in the Olympics.
So this trip, I'm using the hotel gym, which looks out onto the pool. So pretty much no matter where you are your looking out to the water. Sure there is a random event of someone who looks so good it really makes you realize why you need to be in the gym. But pretty much, it's taking all my strength to not scream out, MY EYES! Wow, hey I'm all about loving your body no matter what shape or size, as have been all of them. But there other options than wearing a skin-tight day glo Speedo. Clearly life guards should consider this part of their duties.
Random point #2: Breakfast still sucks!
So today was attempt two at this breakfast thing. First, I'm not a fan of most common breakfast foods. So the idea of a Japanese breakfast at least has some charms. Not sweet and pretty much like eating dinner, perfect. But again, it made me feel like I'm a sack of bricks. What was most discouraging is I noticed my calorie burn that is tracked by my hear-rate monitor was half the normal rate. See breakfast is evil!
Random point #3: What happened to private affairs?
One perk of travel is being a voyeur of course within limits. I love sitting in hotel lounges and watching the various dramas of life unfold. I really could write a book on what things I have seen and heard. Okay as adults, we know some married people have affairs. The concept was you did this hidden from the eyes of others. But yesterday, once again this hotel guest, 45-50yrs old guy was with a girl who may not clear the 18yr old bar.
Clearly she was his "special" guest for this stay but yet he was bragging to the staff about his visit a month ago with his wife and kids while all but making out with her in front of us all. Maybe it's because in this new information age there a no secrets. I'm no prude, in fact far from it. But maybe some discretion still has a role.
Random point # 4: Ever see a movie so bad you want to give its star a serious groin injury?
One thing about lots of hotel & plane travel is you get stuck watching all forms of random content. Case and point, last night with nothing on but Rachel Ray's talk show re-runs that empty the soul and other junk like infomercials I tuned into Star Movies. This channel is the waste-land in Asia where bad movies go to live in replay-retirement. So up comes this movie called The Wicker Man staring Nicolas Cage. Granted this should have been enough to trigger my fight or flee response, but he can deliver on rare occasion. To the court I present Leaving Las Vegas.
But this film I'm sure was created as a torture aid for the Bush administration. Please, water-boarding would be kinder. So Nick Cage, your'e on notice. Either I get those two hours of my life back or if our paths cross at some airport, you better protect the man-sack if you get my drift.
Okay on that knee to groin point, I think this is enough random for one night. So what have we learned. Well, no Speedos unless your swimming for gold Breakfast sucks.
Don't be showing pictures of your kids to staff while on vacation with the rent-a-mistress, and Nick Cage needs a swift kick in the nads. So much to meditate on! ;) Wishing you all to a wonderful random day.