Introduced to my first Strawpedo!
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Well I should have known better when I thought the Ipod alarm would work, it doesnâ€™t work like my touch did cus mine had an external speaker and Jordanâ€™s didnâ€™t so it didnâ€™t end up making a sound when 8:30am came around. I was lucky to be woken up by banging on my door and when I opened the door there was a Thai guy standing there saying he was there to see Jordan since they were going to hang out during the day I guess. I quickly asked him what time it was and he told me it was 9:30am so I freaked and ran down to the beach to see if the class had already left but when I went down there the instructor said that one of the guys in the group has a small ear infection and that heâ€™d like to postpone the class till the next day if that was ok with me.
I managed to sleep for a couple hours before being woken up by Jordan and the local who had been hanging out all day. Shortly after Jordan and the local showed up, the Irish guys came home from a day of exploring and since we were all a little hungry we decided to go out and get some food before starting the night. After diner we all went back to the resort and hung out in Milky(Kevin) and Nagels room(Irish guys) and we ended up chillinâ€™ in the room till close to 12pm when we finally decided to go out to Lotus bar again. I got introduced to my first Strawpedo in which you take a beer or cooler and stick a straw in the top and chug the drink in about 3 gulps. How it works is the straw clears the air out of the bottle letting you drink the liquid straight out of the bottle and goes down much like the way a beer does in a beer bong.
This time on the way to Sairee Beach where Lotus bar is located, we grabbed a bottle of the local whiskey at 7-11 for around $3 and bought some coke and red bull to make our own buckets which cost us less than half what we would have paid at the bar(yes weâ€™re cheap lol). When we got to Lotus Bar it was just as packed as the night before but people were a lot more drunk today and quite a few of the people were swimming in the ocean since the bar is right on the beach. Again we had a blast talking with everyone at the bar and even met a pretty funny Canadian that was striking out with same Dutch girl 2 nights in a row which we thought was hilarious.
When 4:30am rolled around we decided to move on down the street and ended up at the 7-11 where everyone seems to hang out after Banâ€™s. I almost died laughing when Bernard passed out with his head in the automatic doorway of the 7-11 and it kept trying to close on his head. Seriously I donâ€™t think Iâ€™ve laughed so hard in years, everyone seemed to get a kick out of it as well and I think probably 25 people have pictures of him passed out with the door closing on his head. I think it was close to 6am when we finally made our way back to the resort and Jordan was there hanging out in the room because he was still in quite a bit of pain from his infection and had to leave earlier in the night to get off his feet.