My vacation is over folks. I came back yesterday morning only to get a cold reception. The weather wasn’t that great either. After the plane landed, the Florida native beside me who was only wearing a t-shirt look terrified when they announced “Welcome to Boston, the current temperature is 34 degrees.” He looked at me as if asking for help. I shrugged, that’s the only comfort I could offer. Anyway, I’m back and feeling refreshed. I’m ready to take on the world. This wonderful state-of-mind will of course cower deep into my soul the moment I press the elevator button when I get to work tomorrow. It actually feels kind of weird to be back and I can’t help but to think about my trip which seems like a blur.
I did some cool new things. I went inside a Wal-Mart grocery store. I didn’t even know such a thing existed. Also, I took a mid-afternoon nap on a Monday. It was amazing, I’ve never experienced that before. It was better than french fries and mayonnaise*. I thought I was heaven until my cell phone rang. In addition I got a pedicure for the first time. I felt like I lost some G-points, but right after me this guy who looked like he just escaped from prison also got one. I felt better after that. The nail technician said I had nice finger and toe nails and was surprised it was my first time (take that D). That’s just the silly, my entire trip was a blast. I enjoyed every single second of it. The only bad part was packing to return. King Leroy was the most excited to see me back home. What can I say, my pet frog needs and missed me.
* No, I don’t eat that.
Besides doing new things, I learned some new things too:
1. You should not give too much garlic to a baby as they might be allergic to it (I know nothing about babies).
2. #1 applies to more than just garlic (Now if I can just stomach the thought of changing diapers, I’m ready to enter fatherhood).
3. There’s such a thing called a strip-club club. No, it’s not a typo or a sandwich. As described to me it’s a club and a strip club all in one. You can also get a haircut there and eat dinner. Why does this amaze me? Well I live in Boston as you know. Here it is illegal to sneeze while wearing shorts and sneezing isn’t allowed after 2am. Violators will be fined.
4. More importantly I learned something that everyone can take in. I learned that sometimes you should just go for it. Don’t over think it, don’t sleep on it, don’t doubt yourself, just do it. In “The Door” I alluded to the fact that sometimes you have to kick the door down which is common. In addition to that, sometimes a small window of opportunity will present itself and you need to climb right through it without hesitation. Once it closes, it may never re-open.
– Vic Louis
p.s. Check out the picture. If you look closely, you can see me in the 5th window. Don’t see me? Keep looking, I’m there.