From Worst to Best- Miami has some Zest
Trip Start May 08, 2009
27Trip End Jul 06, 2009
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I got to the ER at 6:30. I thought this was the best option because it was within walking distance and on the bus line. WRONG. I should've cabbed it to urgent care. It took 5 hours to get triaged and 10 hours before I got out of there. They put me in a hospital bed and in a room all because I just wanted to get a prescription and at the wrong time. On a Friday night, I was in Hialeh Hospital until 4:30AM. I really didn't get all that upset because I wasn't in really any pain; I just made a poor choice of when to go to a hospital. Everyone else who came in was in much more pain than myself, which is why I was at the bottom of the list. I was also the only white person. Everything was in Spanish. It was a very interesting social experiement. People in pain were still waiting 3, 4, 5 hours to be seen. I felt so bad for this lady with a tooth thing going on in front of me. Would this have happened if the hospital was privatized or white, which tends to go hand in hand? Definetly not
I tell you this story because in the end, I got prescribed Benadryl. Benadryl. 10 hours for Benadryl. He said I just had a allergic reaction to something which, upon thinking, was the hostel soap I had used. Aiy yiy yiy!
The First Day and Night...what what
I spent quite more money to get a cab ($38) and then changed my hostel room to a hotel so I could have my own room. It was only $100 for 7AM until 11AM the next day....not bad I think. I slept until April got there. We talked for a good 4 hours....we do that a lot. And then since it was Saturday night, we went out! I used my iphone application to find a gay bar with no cover which ended up being pretty close. April and I agreed we didn't want to go wait in an hour line to pay $30 to get into a club where everyone else is prettier than us and the drinks are way expensive. This bar suited us just fine to go for a drink and dancing. A local who happened to be turning 27 told us where to go the next day and the dl on Miami. He even gave us his number. really nice guy. April kept getting hit on....at the gay bar. The bartender brought us red-headed slut shots even though I specifically told him how to make blond headed slut shots
April and I basically forgot to eat so right next door was a great diner. We ordered burgers and chowed down. There were a couple of other people in there, one guy was falling asleep on his date lol (Its 3:30AM). So then 3 dragqueens come in and point with their heels to the owner about a cockroach that just came inside. April and I freaked out while everyone else, who wouldve been screaming like us if they were from the midwest, just kept eating their food. THIS THING WAS HUGE. HUGE. and then....it scattered to the next booth. and then....it scattered to the next booth. AND THEN.... IT SCATTERED RIGHT UNDER US!!!! We freaked out. some guy who didn't even work there got a paper towel, picked it up, crunched it, and smiled. We paid and took off. Man they are brave in South Beach.
Local Sex Bingo
April and I spent about an hour at the beach until it started pouring, changed, and then walked down the main shopping strip. I went shopping at Guess for my first time
Oh yea, the bingo. They called out everything and related it to sex! To get our attention, she would yell "balls" and we'd have to reply "in your mouth". And then I mean pick a number. 069....0sexysex, N Filthywhore (54), etc. Fun fun fun except we didnt win.
Until Sunrise Stories
April and I grabbed some Sushi at midnight at Sushi Samba on the main strip. We were in a hostel tonight and didn't want to wake our two girls in the room that we hadnt met so we chilled outside for a while and chatted. We saw some pretty interesting people walk by. This cute old man on a bike with a dog trailing behind carrying a bucket in his mouth.... slutty women where you wonder how their ass and boobs stay in their dress.... prostitutes and we didnt know they carried purses.... crazy drivers with road rage. Before we knew it it was 4:30AM so we decided to grab our towels and wait until the sun rose. It was a wonderful idea. Because I certainly can't wake up for them :).