1) Strangers touching my feet for money.
My love of massage is well documented. I especially love foot massages, but tonight is the first time that I have tried the "foot scrub" that is advertised on every sandwich board across Asia. My esthetician applied some kind of (probably toxic) chemical to my rough backpacker feet and 10 minutes later delighted in showing me the HORRIFYING amount of dead skin he had scraped off of my dogs. It was like tablespoons of sludgy dead skin. "Eeeewww!" I half giggled/half gagged.
"There. Now like baby's bum." He said.
It's true. They are.
2) Going to Brunei:
Seriously - who goes to Brunei? Tomorrow night I land in Bandar Seri Begawan, and let's be honest: two years ago I didn't even know that that was a place. It sounds like a religious text, and Bandar is the Hindi word for monkey so I just keep picturing monkeys and sultans and oil. Which, if Lonely Planet is correct, will not be too far off of the mark. Let's see if I can ditch S and bag me a sultan....
3) My embarrassingly long lasting crush on Nikki Sixx:
When will this end? My childhood crush on Nikki is probably the reason I like girly boys, preferably with a wee bit of make-up on (do not call it guyliner. You sound like a douche.) I was reminded of him today and I sighed. Sigh.
4) Beth Ditto's fat girl fashion line:
I am not a big enough girl to wear these, but I kind of want to indulge in a few more poutines and Chang beers so that I can.... I love Beth Ditto, I love The Gossip and I love these clothes. (To be fair, I think I would love any clothing that was not functional, quick drying and conservative right now....)
I will never be a cute Asian flight attendant, and that hurts me.
5) Air Asia.com
I know we are in an era where we are supposed to be reducing our air travel, but c'mon. I flew to Myanmar from Bangkok for 70 bucks CAD roundtrip! I am about to pay similar to fly roundtrip to Colombo, Sri Lanka from KL. This is ridiculous. I don't know whether to scold their recklessness or get down on my knees and give thanks. Ahh, to hell with it. Thanks it is! Here is my credit card!