Posts tagged thinking
Dateline: Racebook at the Paris in Las Vegas. If you ever have a big project to do that requires hours of concentration and organization, I’d recommend this place. Picture a huge room with forty flat televisions. Across the front is a double layer of theater size babies. Every screen shows a different live sporting event. During the day these are mostly horse races. Now, here’s the good part (not that watching twelve horse races at once isn’t terrific fun, cause it is), the seating is made up of long rows of private carols each with its own screen which you can More >
Dateline: Dateline: the Big Thicket State Forest. Really. I can promise that this retreat spot is “big,” because there is no Starbucks within reasonable driving distance. Pizza delivery is but a distant dream. It’s a “thicket,” because I’m surrounded by tall trees spewing allergens in a bonfire pattern. (Kind reader, as you might suspect, this wasn’t my idea and this will not be the last you hear of this weekend of terror.)
Stress. Get a Grip, More >
Dateline: Cabo San Lucas Hilton International Branch Headquarters. Best value for obsessively collected Hilton points. Note: the real resort people wear something called “resort wear.” I took that to mean cargo shorts and flip-flops, so half right.
Set-up: Each of us has a basic self that rests deep inside. Our ethics, values, and beliefs. This is the part of us that we’ve formed based on “best thinking.” Makes us humans sound pretty great, right? Well, hang on. Each of us also has a pseudo self, that is the part of us that is formed by “emotional pressure from within ourselves, or More >
Dateline: San Antonio Riverwalk La Mansion Hotel, Las Canarias Restaurant, International Branch Office. I once shared breakfast here with Jerry Seinfeld. Well, not exactly shared. It wasn’t like we were at the same table or anything. But he was eating from the buffet, I was eating from the buffet . . .
Setup: Do You Take Your Duty to Point Out What’s Wrong with World Seriously Enough?
Before continuing, please read the following out loud.
“I am as big a pain in the behind as every other person on the planet, if not worse. I More >
Post in progress.
Well, the Hilton Resort at Cabo San Lucas has fired the first shot. He has emailed all guests for the week between Christmas and New Years with the latest rules on lounge chair use. And they’re tough. Since I have been known to embellish, I must mention that I am not making this up. I will provide the rules as a link in the actual post so that you can see how stress and despair can infiltrate the most protected asylums of peace.
Stress. Anxiety. Stress Management. Psychology. Therapy Online. Anxiety Management. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Oh, what More >
Dateline: Blistering Sidewalk, Madrid, Spain. All sorts of historical grandeur around. All I want is a deep bathtub and air-conditioning. To comprehend my lack of appreciation of Spain’s splendors, you must catch up with Episode I, Episode 2, Episode 3: One Wrong Decision Can Cost You Your Life!, and Episode 4: Lost in the Underworld, Episode 5, the Madrid Death Crawl.
Once I arose from the belly of the Madrid Metro, the thought crossed my mind that I could still hail a taxi. Chances were good that the taxi driver would know how to get to my destination. But then, as so often happens, More >
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 >