Tuesday Nitro Them's flighting words
So normal service is resumed. I woke up on Tuesday with a ridiculous hangover, at 6.30am, feeling like death. Writing up Monday ends up being an exercise in cropping photos, applying the "Transfer" filter, and repeatedly mentioning how drunk I was just to ram home the point.
Breakfast is shit, again, but the sugar perks me up. We don't have to checkout until midday, and eke out every last minute. Somehow my voice is less broken than after 'mania, but singing TWO! MINUTES! TO MIIIIIDDAAAAYYY! isn't my most endearing moment. I read a few reviews of Raw online and get annoyed by them. I also learn that the tourism advert for Puerto Rico, which seemed odd at the time, was actually a segment reintroducing two wrestlers to the roster. Huh.
Outside to wait for our cab and the heat hits us worse than on any previous day, that kind of heat you can smell. Dallas has been sunny and hot every day but today is particularly brutal. The cab driver phones me, but I can't hear him. The Uber app tells me he's going the wrong way, then turns round and goes past the hotel again, until eventually phoning once more from round the corner to apologise for not being a Merc. I guess we'll let it slide.
At the Sheraton it's goodbye from Ian, as he jumps in the next shuttle coach to the airport. He's flying American Airlines on a service 2.5 hours earlier than us, and I'm jealous. However, it does mean that the other three of us have 2.5 hours to kill in, where else, the Draft bar in the hotel. The floor by the entrance is now the only hint of wrestling left in the hotel. Well, that and all the fans still there and drinking before their journeys home.
I get flustered when ordering my first drink and end up duplicating one I've already had this year. It's really fucking annoying that the three beers I've had 2 of haven't actually been that nice. But anyway, I am still yet to exhaust all the choices so drinks two and three are back on track. Untappd awards me one of the worrying "um, perhaps gameifying drinking isn't such a good idea" badges but, well, fuck it.