Thursday, February 14, 2008

Life is Tough

  • Got up at 8:00 and had breakfast.
  • Fiddled on the laptop for a while.
  • Went to the beach (Praia Vermelha right next to Sugarloaf) at about 11:00 and went swimming—mostly floated on my back in the ocean with my arms spread out like Cristo Redentor—trying to darken my white armpits.
  • Walked back to the hostel and showered.
  • Took small load of laundry to laundromat—they'll deliver it here by 7:00.
  • Walked a short distance to my favorite hole-in-the-wall diner. She just gave me a thumbs up and I nodded. She dished up my usual and I grabbed a Coke out of the cooler. I already had my five-reais-bill (pronounced hey-ice) out. Good deal, good meal.
  • Got back to hostel, fiddled on laptop, then crawled into hammock in the hostel patio.
  • Read chapter from Licensed to Kill, then took nap.
  • Still in hammock typing this blog entry (5:30 PM), and listening to the thunder for the past hour or so.
  • Will leave Rio on Monday, at the latest—I've had about as much of this as I can take.
  • Will probably take bus straight to Iguazu Falls—just over a twenty-hour ride. Can't wait for an entire day of air conditioning. Cool air has this great property of not holding much moisture.

6 comments:

senloe said...

haha. this has got to be my favorite entry to date.

Anonymous said...

Hey, look at the bright side; at least you didn't get attacked by a Willie Fish. Even better, your computer didn't try to spontaneously combust (pulse still coming down on that one). Vaya con Dios...

Anonymous said...

Hey, look at the bright side; at least you didn't get attacked by a Willie Fish. Even better, your computer didn't try to spontaneously combust (pulse still coming down on that one). Vaya con Dios...

Sancler Ebert said...

I love it your blog ... I am sad for you to be going though the El Misti, but you want a great trip to Iguazu Falls. We are there ...

Anonymous said...

20-02-08
Found a wireless node you have not, young paduan? Hey, your loyal fans want to know where you are and "what you are doing" as would say Master Yoda, hmm? A good shot hope we that gotten you have of the waterfall with the unpronouncable name, eh?
Bon chance, mon ami.

Eduard

Anonymous said...

Hi Jay! I am impressed with how well you have learned to use that camera!! Looks like an adventure!

Cheers,
Bryan
FLA