Day 6 of 11: Recovering

5 Jul

I’ve been a bit under the weather for the past few days – I think today is the first day that I’m close to fully operational. I give myself about 70% (same as Death Star II). Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be one of those posts where I describe my illness in detail. But I will say again that one does not want to be sick while traveling. Vacations are supposed to be about relaxing and recovering from the Monday-to-Friday nine-to-five lifestyle that afflicts so many of us. Lack of sleep, an in ability to properly breath, and a general bring-downednees on my travel companions are not relaxing. I understand that no one wants to catch a cold from me (especially in the summer) but yelling “Unclean! Unclean!” when I enter a room is unnecessary.

Another side effect of being sick is that I have not been able to enjoy to the fullest the local cuisine. That is to say the fish. It seems like everything here has fish in it. And I find this strange coming from a family that always treated fish with suspicion.

There’s bones in that – be careful or you’ll choke!

It’s under-cooked – you’ll get sick!

I have since grown to love eating fish (don’t ask me how) and not just Captain Highlightner – all fish.

Anyway, now that I am fit to go out into the real world, we are going visit the hardware store so I can pick up one of these amazing door latches I found over here. I’ve been looking forward to this all week.

4 Responses to “Day 6 of 11: Recovering”

  1. Sanna July 5, 2012 at 00:22 #

    What about hinges? Or did you buy them last time you were here? 🙂

    • Die Hard Three July 5, 2012 at 00:25 #

      Oh, there will be hinges, don’t you worry 🙂 Are you in Helsinki right now? Or did you flee to the summer cottage like everyone else?

      • Sanna July 6, 2012 at 08:24 #

        I’m in Helsinki. Looking for naked men.

  2. Sara Horton July 5, 2012 at 07:44 #

    Yummy looking fish.

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