SUN JUNE, 26
NEW ORLEANS, LA
11am: Woke Up, India House Hostel
12:30pm: Walked to Starbucks x3
The first two Starbucks didn't have an outlet, which I needed. This seems to be a common trend in cities with large homeless populations because they don't want homeless people to come in just to charge their phones.
You know it's New Orleans when a bicycle has a built in red solo cup.
1:30pm - 6pm: Did Work
6:30pm: Dinner with Friends at Woldenberg Park
I met up with a friend from my college days. We were approached by a drunk guy who claimed he was a great singer. He was not.
8pm - 11pm: Nap then Socialized at India House Hostel
The old Scottish man whose been sleeping in the bed next to me came over to talk to the group. He launched into a dirty joke:
"An 85-year-old man was requested by his doctor for a sperm count as part of his physical exam. The doctor gave the man a jar and said, "Take this jar home and bring back a semen sample tomorrow." The next day the 85-year-old man reappeared at the doctor's office and gave him the jar, which was as clean and empty as on the previous day. The doctor asked, what happened and the man explained. "Well, doc, it's like this--first I tried with my right hand, but nothing. Then I tried with my left hand, but still nothing. Then I asked my wife for help. She tried with her right hand, then with her left, still nothing. She tried with her mouth, first with the teeth in, then with her teeth out, still nothing. We even called up Arleen, the lady next door and she tried too, first with both hands, then an armpit, and she even tried squeezin' it between her knees, but still nothing." The doctor was shocked! "You asked your neighbor?" The old man replied, "Yep, none of us could get the jar open."
After the joke he then told the receptionist that he thinks he is the real-life Sherlock Holmes and announced to our dismay that he thought there was a scam going on here.
He said that someone has been leaving the deadbolt open to our suite so the door won't lock. He thinks someone is sneaking in and as he stormed off he announced that he will get to the bottom of this!
11pm - 11:30pm: Ran 2 Miles Around Nearby Lake
My body felt, "blah" the whole day. I thought a run would help. When I returned from my run, the people on the front porch gave me a standing ovation. I bowed.
The receptionist demanded that I stop being such an over-achiever. A girl asked that I take a fortune cookie. I joked and said, "You will get hit by a car while going for a run." She liked that one. I then told her the real one, "You will be a ray of sunshine for someone special", she giggled. I winked and said well I guess I already accomplished that.
11:30pm - 1am: Showered and Watched YouTube, India House Hostel
1:30am: Got Ready for Bed, India House Hostel
As I opened the suite door, Sherlock appeared in PJ's and disheveled hair. He demanded to see my key. I jingled it for him. He demanded I take my headphones out. He then demanded to know if I was "deaf and dumb" because I had yet to say anything. I was in shock. He then walked over to the door to check the bolt. I walked into our room.
I put in my earplugs and as I lowered my face mask over my eyes I thought, "Lord, please don't let this man suffocate me in my sleep."