A few weeks back, I needed a break. Work had begun to cripple me mentally. I had begun to get agitated at the smallest of things being in a very irritable mindset. I was even yelling at my dog for farting and giving my girlfriend a hard time when she didn’t deserve it. (My how the tables turned for a change on that count for a change! )
In any case, I knew I needed a retreat - a time to meditate and clear my mind. Some times one needs to defragment their brain and give themselves a rest, or they are driven to the point of insanity. Luckily, a good friend of mine had the perfect solution.
Apparently my friend knew of a great place we could all rent, make a weekend trip away from our wives, kids and girlfriends, just a group of us 5 childhood friends to catch up, reminisce, go hunting and fishing, and relax comfortably at a bed and breakfast that even had a gym in them, an arcade (yea we’re all still immature), a bar…it was a great get away!
We had a lot of fun in the arcade, with games ranging from Mortal Kombat and Golden Axe to Pac Man and Q*Bert. We got into a debate on which character would win in a fight, Pac Man or Q*bert. It was a tough decision – both puzzle based games featured protagonists of simplistic design, and enemies of even simpler design. We eventually decided they’d team up to win the Mortal Kombat tournament using the Golden Axe.
After the arcade we hit the gym. I can’t say the gym was as spectacular as my home crafted one – I just recently bought the best inversion table 2014 and have long had the best rowing machine for home use. But this gym was still pretty well stacked with awesome equipment, and had one of the best shake bars I’ve ever been to in a gym. The delicious chocolate and raspberry mixture had glutamine, creatine, and protein in it, and it only put me back $2! I couldn’t believe how cheap it was, considering a muscle milk is more than that, and it’s been sitting in a cardboard container for months.
We later ended up going hunting and fishing, to catch ourselves a great supper. Although we couldn’t find any deer or bucks, we actually ended up catching quite a bit of salmon, descaled them ourselves and feasted all weekend. Needless to say, after my adventures with my old-time friends, I returned home to my loving dog and girlfriend, much happier and revitalized.