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I'm not doing what I should be doing

I worked so late all I did was get home, eat, and now camp in front of the TV writing LJ and reading stupid things like this:

HUCKABEE: What would you from the federal government's perspective to protect private property?

BACHMANN: Well I, the, the federal government needs to stand up in terms of legislation and also from the legal perspective. If there's, if there's a case that goes before the court, they need to follow the constitution and they also need to have reference with the declaration of independence because that's part of our government that we uphold private property rights. That hasn't happened a lot in recent years but it must.


So what precisely is Ms. Bachmann saying here? (She also recently said it was perfectly okay for gay men to marry, as long as they marry women. *blink* I think she's missing something somewhere.)


Flora and Fauna (iguanas can't read):











Our ship is the big one here:







Me and Mom at St. Peter's, one of the old plantation houses:



Coconuts! Growing in trees!



Me at Magen's Bay:



It rained that day, but once it cleared up it was pretty awesome to see all the pelicans and frigate birds diving into the water to fish!

More iguanas on rocks:





Not sure what this turret was, either part of Blackbeard's castle or an old fort? We didn't get up there:



Drove past a cemetery here:



Sailing out:





I LOVED St. Thomas. It was a beautiful city, with the architecture that told me THIS was where the pirates were -- this was the real thing that Pirates of the Caribbean was based on (quite apart from the presence of Blackbeard's castle on the island). The arches, the brickwork, the stones, the big banded doors, it all looked like that. It was BEAUTIFUL. (Except now it's a big mall selling duty-free liquor and jewelry to tourists...)


This morning I got up, got dressed and ready, and headed to the gym. I was there a little early, and the doors weren't opened yet. I waited with everyone else. And we waited. And waited. And waited. At 5, the lights inside (on timers) turned on. Still no employees. At five after, many grumbling people left talking about Gold's Gym or 24 Hour Fitness. At ten after, more people left. At quarter after, I finally left, because there was no longer any way I could now get in a workout and a shower and still get to work on time; besides, it was something like 42 degrees outside this morning, which may not be much for some people, but it's COLD for us. I went home, tweeted in annoyance, and took a hot shower here. No workout. Must try again tomorrow.

I wonder how much more 24 Hour Fitness is. :P

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cornerofmadness
Dec. 6th, 2011 04:39 am (UTC)
great pictures. i love the iguana ignoring the keep off the rocks sign

i had a friend born in St Thomas. I does look lovely

What time is the gym supposed to be open? I'm assuming 5 which I don't even want to think about
wildrider
Dec. 7th, 2011 02:24 am (UTC)
Hee. :)

It was gorgeous.

It's supposed to open at 5. Since I go to work at 7, I HAVE to get there at 5, or I don't get a workout.
cornerofmadness
Dec. 7th, 2011 02:31 am (UTC)
I had a friend who belonged to a 24 hour gym because she was a night shift nurse. I never could exercise at the beginning of the day. I usually hit it right before or an hour after dinner and energized myself for whatever the hell crap I had to do that night (and this was in my seeing patients days so there was always something)
wildrider
Dec. 7th, 2011 02:47 am (UTC)
Morning is best for me -- I used to go in the afternoon, but that was when I got off earlier and could get there before the crowds. Mornings were easier when I worked the 8:45 to 5 shift, but it is POSSIBLE (provided it opens on time) this early.
cornerofmadness
Dec. 7th, 2011 03:39 am (UTC)
at that hour i've been in bed less than 3 hours...
wildrider
Dec. 7th, 2011 01:32 pm (UTC)
I haven't been able to do that since college.

I'd rather get as much done before work as possible, so I can come home and do things in the afternoon/at night.
cornerofmadness
Dec. 7th, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
yes well teaching does have some benefits (well teaching college....)

I'm the opposite. I have such sleep issues that I want to get as much in then just roll out of bed and go to work then deal with everything all night
nutmeg3
Dec. 6th, 2011 04:41 am (UTC)
How weird that all the employees were late. And I especially love the iguana silhouetted against the water.
wildrider
Dec. 7th, 2011 02:26 am (UTC)
There's only one in the morning. I have no idea what their schedules are like, but I only ever see one in the early morning.

sillymagpie
Dec. 6th, 2011 05:30 am (UTC)
I think she's missing something somewhere.

Her brain?

Love the pictures!
wildrider
Dec. 7th, 2011 02:27 am (UTC)
Yeah, that would be a major thing...

ljs
Dec. 6th, 2011 11:27 am (UTC)
Boo for the gym issue and Michele Bachmann, cheers for St Thomas, and hugs for you.
wildrider
Dec. 7th, 2011 02:27 am (UTC)
Hugs!
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