OK, so during Christmas we went to Rome and then Paris. A couple of days before leaving I came down with the flu, so we didn't get to see much of Rome... Our hotel was 2 bus rides away from the end of the subway line and I didn't have much energy, so I did lots of this:
Here's Carolyn feeling sorry for me:
I was feeling a little better by the last day so we went down to the Ruins for some sightseeing.
I'm on a really weird computer right now, it looks like a dismembered laptop nailed to a wall and it's piggybacking on someone else's network, so its uploading images really strangely.... That last pic is so screwed up, but it also looks kinda neat that way...
I was super excited to see the Colosseum, I watched Gladiator twice in a row before we left Florence to get pumped up for it. I practiced some wrestling moves, I wanted to buy a stuffed lion and slay it to expose my supreme killer instincts to the other tourists. By the time we got there my stomach felt like hell, but I was so excited to be there that I tried my best to ignore it. Here's the face that I would give to my opponent if I were a real Gladiator:
It would fill him with feelings of fear and inferiority to the point where he would know to the deepest depths of his soul that his ultimate doom was upon him. But the Gladiator Face was too much for my sickly body; tensing my muscles that way must have pulled something in my bowels because 5 seconds after this photo was taken, I knew to the deepest depths of my soul that I was about to shit my pants. The washroom was a total mess, feces piled everywhere so I sprinted out of the stadium... Into the washroom of a fancy restaurant, and the day was won.
We took an over night train to Paris, and stayed there for a week. I really don't know what to say about this stuff, we had a hotel, we took walks, we drank some alcohol... it was fun! Our pics are very much "couple photos"... just photos of us so we could have them when I went back to Canada, so I won't subject you to too many of them... This one makes it very obvious that Carolyn is way more attractive than I am...
And this is me in line to get into the Louvre.