How to Make The Best of a Bad Trip

I mentioned earlier this week that I’m not a huge fan of Miami.

If I’m in the sun and surrounded by palm trees I can make the best of it. Yet, what about when you travel to a town you don’t love and even the weather’s bad because that’s exactly what happened to me.

I really can’t complain too much about the weather what with the hurricane heading that way as we speak but when I was there it rained, thundered and was a level of humidity that only a large storm can bring.

Instead of being upset about it, I decided to take advantage of being away from home by indulging in all the little luxuries I don’t get during my day-to-day life.

After a quick walk swim through the humidity, I took myself over to the local Whole Foods.

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We don’t have a Whole Foods by my house and believe me, I mourn for it every day.

Health food junkie or not, Whole Foods is the Mecca of grocery stores. Fresh picked produce, bright flowers and bins of trail mix, yogurt covered nuts and treats. I’m drooling just thinking about it. So is Lupin so, don’t worry, I’m in good company.

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I doggy paddled my way back home , dove into my grocery bags, sampled a little of everything I bought and . . . took a nap.

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It sounds very anticlimactic but I assure you, it wasn’t. I think any grown, working adult would give anything to be able to take a nap in the middle of the day. Kids don’t know how lucky they are.

I finally pulled myself out of my massive marshmallow bed, took one look at the steadily increasingly dark sky and went for a run. Inside. Obviously. Just look at that.

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Grabbing take out guess what I did next? Ate dinner . . . in bed. Something I haven’t been able to do since right out of college.

Isn’t there something so satisfying about eating dinner and watching television in bed? Maybe it steal feels naughty from when your parents would yell at you about snacking and getting crumbs in bed. As an adult, there’s nothing anyone can do about it!

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Come Saturday morning, I had to get ready for work. That is, after eating breakfast. In bed.

Maybe it’s just me and I have an eating in bed complex? Fine with it.

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*mumbles* “There’s a storm coming, Mr. Wayne”

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After a very long day, I was treated to a gorgeous Florida sunset. It was about time.

I put on a movie (I can’t tell you the last time I saw a movie) and worked on coding.

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I started doing coding classes about a month ago and am absolutely in love. It’s going to be such a huge part of our future, it’s best to get a jump on it now, I think.

For you movie buffs, I watched Take Me Home. The main guy in it is from Parenthood and he wrote and directed the movie as well.

He plays a down-on-his-luck photographer (typical) driving an illegal cab (not so typical) and one day a woman gets in, after she thinks her husband is cheating on her and her estranged father had a heart attack (basically she had one hell of a day) and pays him to drive her from New York to California.

Naturally, they fall in love. It’s not a spoiler when you know what will happen just by the movie cover. It’s a pretty good story – funny but not a comedy and the two main characters are real-life husband and wife if you like that kind of thing.

Also, the main character’s name is Tom which he spells with an H (Thom) so all you hipsters out there are sure to love it.

Anyway, that was a rant. Tell me, have you seen this movie? Have you tried coding? What do you do when you go on a trip and Mother Nature decides to be very cruel indeed?

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