Just for Fun
Dateline: DFW Airport Branch Office
MysteryShrink Lesson to remember: “It’s unfortunate, unpleasant, and inconvenient—but not a catastrophe unless I decide to make it one. . . . Or unless flight attendants aren’t speaking any longer and they are handing out cots.”
That’s right cots.
Then there was the “$12,000.00 South American Renewal Experience” with each traveler upgraded to their own private hut. That’s right hut.
More on the story when recovered from trauma.
More on the Stress Prone Personality. When I wrote a book on the subject, I was quite sure events couldn’t turn an average person into a Stress Prone Personality—but More >
Dateline: Luxury bathtub in Financial District Hilton in Madrid. To figure out how and why the location is mentioned, you must first read The Madrid Death March, Episode One, Episode Two, Episode Three, Episode Four, and Episode Five. There just no easy way to get in this silly a predicament.
So how does an hour in a luxury bathtub qualify as one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned? How does that experience make so many later interactions down right funny instead of stressful?
Picture this. Switching hotels in Madrid, and too cheap to More >
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Dateline: Deep in the Underbelly of Madrid, Spain
(1) a gargantuan suitcase on rollers returned after the flight with a slight problem. The pull out handle could only be pulled half way out. Thus, as I drag the luggage behind me I must maintain a stooped posture like that guy with the lantern who wanders the earth looking for an honest man. As a bonus, the boxy thing bangs my ankles with every step.
(2) a More >
How to Sell Your Soul Down the River
Dateline: Backseat of taxi barreling out of the Madrid airport with Jorge at the wheel. Jorge’s so thrilled with the sunrise I suspect his morning ham was smoked in more ways than one. It’s a bright sunny morning. This tourist is on usual natural high. No stress or anxiety at all. Which is when I wave trouble right on in.
To comprehend this complex and daring episode, you must first read Madrid Death March, Episode One.
I learn forward from the back More >
Last Tourist Standing: The Madrid Death March
MysteryShrink Proverb: She who make note how other people spend money see few bluebirds. Feel much stress, feel less “cry for happy.”
Dateline: Madrid, Spain. Ernest Hemingway achieved a stupor in bars all over this fine city. I even bought a book and took myself on a tour of his favorite gin houses. I did not actually enter in any of his hangouts as Papa graced these bars long, long More >
Dateline: The IKEA Warehouse. I wouldn’t recommend entering IKEA WORLD if you’ve had a margarita or two. I wouldn’t go if you’re hungry, either. It’s going to be a while before you see food again, and, trust me, you are going to need strength to survive the IKEA challenge.
Note: You cannot appreciate the dangers of IKEA WORLD without catching up. First read, Episode One, the Virgin Gives It Up for a Chocolate Bar; Episode Two, Costco World,IKEA World, Episode Three, the IKEA Virgin.
At long last, I step into the mega football dome of a warehouse, surrounded by twittering twenty-somethings. Eighteen minutes of More >