Published: August 27th 2008August 27th 2008
Almost as colorful as the sunset the other day
Just a little play on words there... Bad is in relation to baths over here. If you hear of Bad Hamburg or Bad Kissingen (hate to live there! lol) it is because it is a place that has bath houses and stuff! Interesting, huh?
But yesterday it was decided that the hotel needed a deep purge of a lot of the dust that had built up because apparently the maids don't do an excessive amount of work. So Pieter whips out this special vacuums that have special filters and are much better at getting up all the dust. So the plan was we were going to do the first and second floor in the day and be done with it. Little did we know that the dust had built up so bad that we had -quite- the job to deal with. We moved beds, tables and chairs and everything to make sure we could get every mote of dust we could from every corner and far reach of the carpet. After 4 hours we had only finished the second floor and we were exhausted. Pieter suggested that I take a bath and I declined because I just wanted to die a littte bit, but he said it would make me feel better and I said why not. I only have a shower, so for me to have a bath, he gave me a room key to one of the nicer rooms and said "Go for it!"
Now, I haven't had a bath in quite sometime so I wasn't entirely sure how much bubbly to put in there, and it was almost out so I just put the lot of it in. LOTTA BUBBLES! (As a side note, I JUST discovered that if you put on caps lock, you don't have to press "shift" to make exclamation marks, dollar signs or any of the other symbols you have to push shift for....weird and cool!) I must've had about a foot of bubbles over me, it was hilarious. So I just kinda zoned out and listened to my ipod and had a good time.
Apparently there were some young German children that thought that it would be a great time during Carly's bath time to have the "Who can make the most annoying monster sound" contest along with "Who has the highest pitch giggles" contest under my window....2 floors below!! So I just cranked up my Enya a bit more and tried to tune them out.
As I sat in my aromatherapeutic bubble pit surrounded by surprisingly solid, tiny bubbles which would snap, crackle and pop around my ears (added a funny little rhythm to Enya...she should look into it!) and felt the pain in my back ease a substantial bit... I came up with a theory. The reason why bubble baths are so nice is because the bubbles take out the stress float up and pop, getting rid of the stress! That's pure scientific gold if I've ever seen it! I should win some sort of Nobubble Peace Prize (by the way, I'm trademarking that...)
Now you're probably wondering why I would've said that bathing can be dangerous... no I'm not campaigning for the French! (Just a little joke.. I love the French...except the Parisians...) But I was soaking in my tub, smelling the fragrances instilling peace in me, and looking out the window to a glorious day... it came to me that I've never had a midday bubble bath, and I think that made it even better! That and I had a rubber ducky (in every room, here at my hotel!) but I decided to name him Jürgen because I think it's a snappy name... unfortunately, I named him this snappy name before I saw his sailing skills and the poor guy was listing very severely to his left. And by listing, I mean of course, completely on his side. Yes, poor Jürgen must have had an inner ear problem, or something wrong with his cerebellum.
Around this time I decided I had had a good soak and let all the water out and as I'm getting out of the tub.... my hip C-O-L-L-I-D-E-S with the faucet. Collides!! Owwwies!!! Yes, be very mindful of where the faucet is because it might not be at the foot of the tub like you are accustomed to and your mind might be jelly from a lovely bath with Jürgen!
So while I was finishing up my relaxtion in a room that wasn't mine and that I didn't have to clean, I watched some Hollywood show like Entertainment tonight where they gossip about people's lives... and then I switched to the much more understandable game show. I like watching Game Shows in German because there are more pauses for me to digest what they were saying and they often talk slower so the contestant can hear what they are saying. Plus there are colors and flashing lights!!
Until we meet again! Tschuß!