Adventures in the Lone Star State

The Three R’s: Relaxation, Rest, and Recovery

Yesterday, I hit a wall. I could no longer sightsee. I had abused my body all week and it finally caught up with me. After eating a hearty lunch, I went back to the hotel and stayed there all afternoon. As I mentioned, the first thing I did was try and rid myself of the terrible headache that I had. Since a movie was on TV, I couldn’t fall asleep. (I have this strange problem—I cannot fall asleep during movies. I have to either watch the movie or turn off the TV.) While I semi-watched the movie, Mackenzie was typing away some blog entries on my laptop. After the movie finished, we went downstairs to join Yale. He was reading the news like normal and I just chilled in a seat. I played tech support for a little bit as I helped Mackenzie figure out my computer and I helped Yale with his blog entries.

After taking care of some blogging, I went back upstairs to sleep. Mackenzie was already resting when I arrived, so we had a nap session. Yale eventually returned at approximately 7:00 pm. The nap session felt so good! I was so happy to do absolutely nothing for a whole afternoon. I’m now going to make sure that my next vacation includes a good amount of down time.

Before taking off for dinner, I did my nightly exercise routine; there was no way that I was going to do it at midnight when I returned from watching Pirates. Dinner was pretty good; I ordered some coconut-marinated steak/chicken on skewers. For dessert, I had a banana/cream/chocolate crepe.

I go back and forth about the whole reservation system in Asia. It’s nice that I don’t have to show up to the movie theater really early to get good seats. Plus, people can’t save seats, so I don’t have to worry about that either. However, it’s nice to be able to pick up movies the same evening and have a good chance of getting good seats. Sometimes, you might have terrible seats (e.g., right side, front row) and there’s nothing you can do about it (other than come back another evening).

For the record, don’t bother watching Pirates. It’s a terrible movie; more entertaining than the second, but still not very good. I was wishing that I could walk out of the theater. The storyline was absolutely ridiculous and what’s the deal with Keira Knightley becoming a pirate king? She is still very cute, though.

May 26th, 2007 at 10:53 pm


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