Last night’s sleep in Fort Lauderdale was not the best. At 23:40 the fire alarm went off- for about 20 minutes. I went down to the front desk and they told me that it was a false alarm and that everything was ok. After that, I really wasn’t able to fall back into a deep sleep, just a little snoozing now and then. Pretty soon, it was 03:30 and my alarm was going off.
We worked three legs, but when we landed, my body had felt as if it had worked about seventeen legs. This is partially due to my lack of sleep last night, and partially due to the fact that we happened to have two medical emergencies on our very first leg. Not fun at all, but an important part of this job that I love. I’m happy to report that both of the affected passengers walked off the plane when we landed- there’s nothing more I could ask for!
When we checked into our hotel, I wanted nothing more than to lay down and take a long nap. The only thing that kept me from doing this was because I was long overdue for a haircut. I was starting to look like Wolverine, only without those really awesome blades that extract from my knuckles. I googled where to get a haircut and even though I just needed something cheap, I ended up at Roosters, which is a Men’s Grooming Center.
I walked inside and asked the receptionist if they had an opening, and as luck would have it, they did! A girl named Serenity walked me over to her chair, and after telling her what I wanted, she gave me a very good-looking haircut. She asked me what I was going to do with my facial hair and I told her that I would probably trim it up when I got back to my hotel. She the said she would fix it up for me.
All of a sudden, she leans my chair back and starts to give me the most awesome facial massage. I don’t know what lotions or oils she was putting on me, but it was nothing less than amazing. This thing lasted about 25 minutes too! If you’ve ever had a great massage when you were particularly stressed, you may have been close to tears- this is what I was feeling. I didn’t cry in front of her, but I really wanted to! This was just what I needed for my stressful day! I also kept thinking: I wonder how much this is going to cost me!
After a hot towel treatment, she shaves my sideburns off. This is done the old-fashioned way, with a straight razor and soap. It’s how I imagine this was done in barber shops log ago. I decided to keep my goatee just so I don’t feel totally naked in the face. She places a cold towel on my face, to close my pores- without any warning. Woah! That woke me right up!
I found a great smokehouse restaurant for dinner called Epic. Get the ribs- they are phenomenal! It was the perfect finish to this roller coaster of a day! I just set my alarm for 04:00. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings! I am so blessed!