Going several (thousand) steps too far

Okay, I may have overdone it a little.

I was in Philadelphia very early today – before 8 – due to Nailbunny having some business to attend to. And then I sort of ended up doing this. On just under 5 hour’s sleep, with some kind of illness starting up. Not smart, Phillip.

Still, all in good fun. I popped into the Ritz on Market Street for laughs – it’s quite reasonable, you know, only $250 for a night… Either way, it’s very nice in there; an absolutely massive front hall. Beats the Bellevue down the road – all horrid rococo stuff. Full of those shops that only stock three or four items and don’t have price tags. Young bright things swanning about in suits hand-stitched from the bayeux tapestry… etc.

Anyway, I finally reached the art museum, and managed to see the majority of it. Lots of great stuff in there; the photography and print section had some ridiculously powerful material in – very lip-wobbling. And then upstairs there was a massive armory: plate mail, flintlock pistols, and swords that make your average final fantasy protagonist look really quite reasonable. Oh, and they’re all made in Germany. By this time I was feeling considerably light-headed and very cold, which was less than good. I headed back outside to the steps made so famous by Rocky, and lay in the sun for a while, willing myself to become solar powered. It seemed to work, just about. I got to the station with three minutes to go and fell asleep on the couch as soon I got here.

You might be able to tell I’m still a bit blasted. I can feel how clunky this post is. I think that shall be all for today; I’ll make up for it by putting up a post with my photographs so far. I start my journey south tomorrow, heading for Baltimore and DC.

Oh! I tried Dunkin’ Donuts! It was underwhelming!

1 Response to “Going several (thousand) steps too far”


  1. 1 Adam (Melkster/Melkor) 14/07/2009 at 11:34 pm

    It might be a good idea to make it a priority to get on a steady sleeping schedule that’s adapted to American time zones. Wake up at the same time every day, go to sleep at the same time every day, until your body adjusts. Which should be like a week and a half.

    Otherwise, all sorts of bad things crop up. Irritability, lack of inhibition, difficulty focusing, loss of concentration – all terrible things when you’re on an adventure.

    Of course, you probably know all that. So. Yeah. Wheeee!


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