The last few weeks have been wonderful. I cannot believe how amazing it feels to be out and about.
Road trips, movie dates, lunch dates, shopping & grocery trips, going to the country side (to visit my parents), and many more normal things.. I cannot believe how much work can affect a person’s life. What the hell have I’ve been doing with myself for the last year?
No wonder people have avoided me and John for so long, All we did is to talk about work and more work. We didn’t have anything else to talk about.
One day in February, we woke up, drank our coffee and just went out. When I say out, I mean we got in the car and drove to a different city. We ended up in Pitesti where we had lunch and walked around. The weather was fine, and the city was peaceful. Compared to the crowds that were out and about in Bucharest, it felt like we were on a different planet.
We even found this lil store where they had Italian products. I was happy, cause I ended up buying olive oil, balsamic vinegar and coffee. I know there are a lot of malls and shops in Bucharest, but it was much cheaper and they had stuff you normally you don’t find.
We even ended up at La Tuciuri. It is a small restaurant, very pretty and the food was just amazing. It opened at 12 PM, and we thought that we were early, but in 15 minutes the place was crowded. And for good reasons.
It was rustic, small and the people there were friendly.
The food was amazing! It has been a long time since we found a place that could satisfy both my tastes and Johnny’s.
They even do home delivery, but I doubt that they will deliver to other cities.
This outing really opened my eyes. So, for the next couple of weeks more things happened. We went out to the movies, with colleagues and friends. We saw Split and Logan (it was awesome!). We have plans to go see Ghost in the shell as well, with the same people.
We went out more, even if it was just for coffee. Even our walks with Pluto have become longer. We take him out more often, as well. I know this last part is influenced directly by the weather. But, we were all in need of exercise and fresh air (as fresh as you can get in the city).
This last weekend, we went to the country side. I was supposed to meet up with some friends afterwards, but I didn’t make it. It was hard to leave from there. It was sunny, warm and my mother cooked some of her best dishes. I just stuffed my face with everything she made, and then just soaked in all the sunshine I could get.
Even if I didn’t get the chance to sleep that much (working the night shift + going out during the day), I felt fresh. I have recharged my batteries, and no amount of sleep could’ve had the same effect on me.
I am content with how things are going. Soon to be unemployed, but happy. There is much more to life that working your ass off, and not being able to enjoy anything.
We just came back from our mini excursion to Targoviste.
Everyone said that we were crazy to go there since there aren’t many things to see. Well, it was really nice, clean, relaxing and the food was awesome.
It took us 40 minutes to get out of Bucharest (it wasn’t even the rush hour!) and one hour to get to Targoviste. The road was nice and we had no dramas. Well I had a mini drama at a gas station where I got stuck in the bathroom. But after a few minutes pushing and pulling I managed to free myself.
We went to the old ruins and Chindiei Watchtower and we were the only ones there. After months on interacting with so many people, over crowding and traffic in Bucharest, Targoviste was a breath of fresh air. My only complaint is that it started sunny then when we got up on the Chindiei Watchtower it got foggy and we could barely see the view.
I really like mini excursions like this one. But there one downside: the coming back home! It took us 3 hours from Targoviste to Bucharest, one hour on the highway (where we saw an accident), and two hours to enter in Bucharest and get home. It was chaos!
At least we got home safe, that’s what matters. Hopefully I will get my drivers license and this year I will be able to have more trips.
Our vacation is officially over.
10 days of freedom! But, freedom is not actually the term for this vacation. I would rather say that these past 10 days have been a test of endurance and patience for the both of us. And yet I cannot complain. We had a good time with friends and family. We traveled the country high and low and I came to the conclusion that vacations can be as tiresome as working non stop.
I’m just tire and it feels good to be home. I missed my bed, I missed my computer and I missed my fat cat!
Yet I don’t regret anything.
We’ll see next year what other crazy road trip we’ll go on, until then enjoy a picture of two cows.
We’re already in November. There is less then two months till Christmas and the New Year is coming fast.
And here I am wasting my days, sleeping away my youth and just being annoying most of my time because I don’t get enough good rest. There is one thing to get a good 8 hour sleep and another to stay in bed for 12 hours at a time but not being able to sleep because of all the noise and not being able to do things because of being to tired to stand or walk.
So, there’s no solution for me just to stick it out and hopefully they will give me an afternoon shift.. or else I might go Hulk on their asses.
So, last weekend it was Nijikon and I didn’t went.
I know, you must be wondering what in Gods name came over me not to go to the only anime convention that I like. Well, someone *cough*Johnny*cough* got a hold of a car and we went on a road trip. It was nice, not awesome nor awful, just nice. The company was OK, well most of our company.
I don’t know if I am becoming more grumpy because I’m just tired in general or the people around me really are annoying. I’m going to say that both options sound about right.
Either way I was out of the house and into the open fresh air and it was perfect for me. The weather couldn’t have been any nicer, the food was good, I did get some sleep in the afternoon even if I was rudely awaken by someone who was grumpy because they were hungry, but we’ll let that one slide.
So of course I’ll have to post pics or else it will be like it never happened.
Not many pictures to post because most of them are with people and I don’t like to post pics with people in them.
Either way, it was fun. I enjoyed the ride but truthfully a part of me regrets missing out on Nijikon. This year there were a lot of events that were pretty cool. You see, I could’ve always went to friends and family but that damn convention is only once a year. Am I being an idiot, probably but there some things that mean a lot more to me than they do to normal people.
Johnny’s cousin went on a 10 days road trip with his best friend. He was nice enough to take lots of pictures and share them with us. And not only that, he let us post them.
It’s kinda nice to see how in some parts of the country it was nice and sunny and in others it started snowing.
Road trips are the best. Wish I would go on one even if it’s just for a few days.
Also, there are so many beautiful buildings, old and new, that need to be seen.