Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Planning is cramping my neck
I started doing a little vacation planning yesterday. Well, I guess perusing Yelp wouldn't be considered vacation planning by most but I like to have options regardless of the parts of the islands we're going to be in. It really sucks because Hawaii has a relatively high turnover on restaurants so our favorites either close or take a nosedive. I'm super sad because one of the restaurants a friend of ours owns is getting really crappy reviews lately and I think unless he's with us, we're going to have to skip it. We don't have 1-2 hours to waste sitting around waiting for food on vacay. How do you tactfully ask "why aren't you doing anything about the crappy reviews for your restaurant?" without offending someone?
I think I spent like 3-4 hours going through different towns we'd be staying in, visiting websites, looking at menus and deciding whether or not to bookmark something for us to try. I had to stop going through it all because the ringing in my ears (my newest stress signal) was getting loud.
We went down and started our Tae Bo workout. I was looking forward to it until 20 minutes in, the tension in my neck and shoulders must've let loose because I had an insane flood of headache pain. About 10 minutes later, I had to have the Mr get me some aspirin because I didn't trust I could walk up the stairs to get it. By the end of the workout, it seemed like maybe it was letting up and honestly, I can't believe I made it through the whole thing. I jumped in the shower thinking the heat on my shoulders would kick it to the curb. It didn't. I tried a new massage thingy I got and it didn't work long term because I need an elbow in the shoulders to release the hell. Within 20 minutes it was back full force. Sigh. So my night was filled with head splitting pain.
I figured since aspirin didn't work, maybe a dumb comedy would help in the form of Sisters.
I was about 25 minutes into it and almost ejected it but it thankfully picked up. I was surprised to see the mom and dad from Life in Pieces were the parents in this movie. (Dianne Weist and James Brolin) I absolutely loved the character of James and when he deals with a ballerina issue, I laughed so hard my head throbbed and I didn't even care. I'd say wait until it comes out on Redbox April 12th. It was funny but I don't know if it was $3-5 rental funny.
Unfortunately it didn't do anything to calm my head so I went into the rest of the night and to bed with that bastard headache. I'm hoping it doesn't follow me into today.
Would you mention reviews of someone's business to the owner when their reputation is suffering? (IE: "So, do you ever Yelp your restaurant?" (knowing he doesn't) and hope he checks after your encounter.")
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