It’s been fairly good so far, considering I’m not good at being on vacation. On the free time I’ve had away from my dad I’ve watched TV that would be recorded at home. I’ve watched 20 or 30 episodes of One Piece and played about 6 hours of Fire Emblem. By myself, I’ve gone to see two movies: Gravity and Frozen. Both of which were fantastic.
Other than that the stuff I’ve been doing with my dad has been pretty cool. Mostly it’s been going to dinner and drinking. Which I’m okay with since he’s paid for everything but my movies and haircut. We also played some Mini-golf. I mean, that’s not really where you go to have fun unless you’re 5-12 or on a date but still. I haven’t done it in forever so it was cool. Then there has been lots of alcohol.
Sunday night I got in early, around 10:00 Eastern time. Came to my dads and just passed out till about 3. From there we went to the beach, and found a place to eat dinner. We went to the roof of some restaurant, The Lani Kai, and got food and watched the sunset. Then walked around a bit. My dad bought these sling shot LED helicopters for 20 bucks. I feel bad. I didn’t really wanna get them but he for some reason thibks my inheritantly apathetic nature towards items adults are buying for their children is interest. I didn’t really get the chance to stop him from buying the 20 dollar 4 pack, but we didn’t shoot them off cause I didn’t want to. Oh the guilt… More walking…. Then home and sleep.
Dad worked all day. So, I watched a ton of TV till he got home. Then we went to this place the Longhorn Steak House. Good food. Good service. And I didn’t have to pay. Then we watched The Long Ranger. And then I watched some one Piece on my Kindle and sleep.
Tuesday was a bit of the same thing. TV till dad got home. Then we went to Famous Dave’s. It was okay. Nothing new nothing special. Came home. Watched Ridick. One Piece. Sleep.
Wednesday was a little different. Watched TV then I went to see Gravity, came back home. Then we went to play minigolf at a piratey minigolf place. Two rounds and a lot of sweat later we went to grab some food at this Bar, Rusty’s. Empty when we got in, but the crowd slowly grew as a Rockstar promotion booth started to set up. Ended up getting two free Trucker Hats, a lanyard, abd a free rockstar. Then we left. Went to sleep.
Last night we went to this bombass pizza place, Amore, and then a Cigar Bar. The Cigar bar wasn’t bad, not too great. Again all free so I’m down and happy. Also, I saw Frozen. Totally a good way to take old Disney and make it new. Art of Pixar and DreamWorks and musical style of any decent older Disney movie.
Today was probably the best most awkward day. Went to breakfast. Kate’s Kafe. Again, awesome food. The place is run by a family of four or five and they’re all awesome. I wanna find a place like that in Vegas, but I don’t think it exists. Then we went to see Thor 2. Not to super review it but it was good. I had some issues with it, bot overall good flick. After Thor I got the most expensive haircut and shave I’ve ever had talking to a cool barber who didn’t know what he was doing. Then a little hiatus before heading towards the beach for a minicruise. A Pirate Minicruise. The shit was the “Pieces of 8”. It was really cool. Full bar in the back. Entertainment on the deck. Kind of an adult show… Two funny male pirates, two sexy female “wrenches” and a fat pirate captain with the shittiest pirate accent I’ve ever heard. Worst part? He was the only person attempting an accent. Which killed his point giant through initiative. Kind of a show for adults, though. Bunch of dirty jokes, and some dirty minded games to win free drinks. The only downside was how adult themed it was and being with my dad.
Lets take a little sidebar here just so that I can say I’m truly terrified to become a father. The jokes my dad attempts to tell are so cliche and so ridiculously “dad” that I almost can’t take it anymore. I mean, bravo, he keeps trying! But I’ll be damned if the guy doesn’t keep trying.
Anyways, so back to awkwardness of my dad’s presence. So, he made some comment because it’s an interactive show, and I watched and heard a young, well endowed, scantily dressed, attractive women make a comeback to my dads terribly joke something like “now that dinners served I just shaved your desert.” Now. As awesome of a comeback that was, the last thing I wanted was to be on this sexy adult themed boat with my awkward single father around young attractive women. Oh dear god I thought I was going to die.
In the end, it was funny though. And I got free booze again. And mardigras beads. Like I don’t have enough at home, but thanks for the initiative dad!
After the cruise we went to a bar called the Sandy Parrot. I got out of the car and did a drunk shuffle towards the entrance. And oh god. All the fucking old people… They were dancing. Jesus. Were they dancing. I haven’t seen that much aged movement since a hoverround commercial.
We left and then went to Rusty’s. It’s young, not as much on a Friday like it was on Wednesday, but I didn’t need an AARP membership to get in. I think would be super cool to frequent this place though. Got my ass handed to me in pool and darts. Even as my dad was going easy on me. To be fair, I drank a lot…
Tomorrow we go to downtown Fort Myers! My dad heard it was hip from the bald, grey bearded barber who cut his hair this afternoon. So I’m stoked about it… Kind of. He thinks it’s supposedly like SoHo in Manhattan. And from what I remember of the one street my friend called SoHo when she showed me around a bit of Manhattan, I don’t know how excited I can make myself.
No clue what we’re doing Sunday but I leave at 6:25PM. Home just after 10. All I know is that I miss my bed, I miss my car, and I really miss cooking and going to the gym. I won’t missing having to pay for practically nothing and drinking every night. But hey, that’s a vacation I guess. Lol. Not excited about how I set up getting home though, I get home just in time to make it to my house, throw clothes in the laundry, and then go to sleep.
My to do list when I get back?! Chipotle, Sushi, and Monta Ramen. Also gonna take a break from drinking and revisit the gym a few times a week. Anyways, I’ve been writing this for two episodes of Family guy. It’s 5:12AM so I should sleep so I can get up early enough to make my day not a waste.