Tuesday, October 25, 2005

It's Not All Fun And Games...



...while we're in Bangkok. We have work to do too! Who "we"? Mrs. TBF AND I. That's who "we".
Mrs. TBF is really here on business. She has a "compensation forum" to go to at the J.W. Marriott this afternoon, tomorrow, and Thursday. She left this morning at about 7:00 a.m. What's a "compensation forum"? She gives me some kind of malarkey about "...comparison of corporate compensation data provided by outside consultants" to throw me off the trail. I say it's collusion designed by "the man" to keep the worker down! That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. Really, I shouldn't complain. Mrs. TBF might decide not to bring me along on future business trips. You know..."don't bite the hand that feeds", etc., etc.
So, I did say "we", didn't I? Why yes I did Mr./Ms. Doubting Thomas! I too have a "Things To Do List".
The first thing on my list is to blog ("...have a good day at work, honey!") - which I'm doing right now. So, consider that one to be accomplished.
The second thing is to schedule a day-trip for this Friday - which I just did. I called Julie's Taxi, and I arranged a 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. trip to Ayuthaya - a place our travel guide describes as having "glorious old ruins well worth a goggle." I opted for the Volvo instead of the regular car. I hope Mrs. TBF doesn't mind. It does cost an extra $10 U.S. for the Volvo - bringing the TOTAL for the car and driver to $60 FOR THE DAY!!! I inquired about the "guide" for an extra $25 for the day. The lady talked me out of it saying something like "...save the money for your lunch. The driver knows the area very well and can show you around for no extra charge." Wow! Second thing on my list - DONE!!!
Third: Schedule Wednesday Spa Treatment. I'll do that when I'm done blogging. I had a Thai massage yesterday, and I gotta go back fo' mo'!! I'm going to schedule more treatments for tomorrow. I'm thinking about "The Metropolitan Bath":
This cleansing treatment works to gently exfoliate and soften your skin. After dry brushing the body, COMO Shambhala's [that's what the spa is called] specially prepared Invigorate Salt Scrub infused with essential oils, macadamia oil and oat bran is applied to the body. After a rinse in a revitalising bath, this treatment concludes with a relaxing COMO Shambhala Massage and a choice of healthy juice from COMO Shambhala.

Yup...sounds good to me. Tomorrow, I'm gettin' my bath on!!! I have a lot of skin, so I'll definitely get my Thai Baht's worth.
Finally, I have to pick out a place for dinner. I think we should definitely go for Thai food, but it's just a matter of where. Maybe I'll go down to the spa, soak in the hot tub, and then sit in the steam room until I'm all red and pruney. I need to clear my mind before I focus on dinner.
The stress is killing me!

2 comments:

Expat Traveler said...

Looks like it's a wonderful place to go, be pampered and still come back with some money in your pocket.

Gretchen said...

Life is good. Enjoy!