Things I have learned in the last week:
Stress has been causing the last 6 months of illness.
I have never had jetlag this bad (need to nap every 4 hours or so, not doing so killed me).
I need to buckle down to a schedule.
I need to add something to manage the stress every day.
I need to slow down. I think I have time for the few things I have put on my schedule and apparently I do not.
Thursday, March 19th
I figured the day would be pretty low key, with a few errands, training and the hope of getting adjusted. So much for that idea. Training happened, and resulted in a nice gash on my septum (really, that is an injury that only I can manage) from my training partner’s gi. No adjustment, but I did snag my “Speakeasy” shoes, stopped by the bank, and got a call from the ex-boss. It was hard to avoid texting back with, “I’ll answer your question when you return the stuff you stole and pay me $1500.”
I will not be returning from overseas, with Atlanta being my port city. Ever again. I have never had anything but trouble with customs and security coming through here.
Apparently, Facebook is verboten at CDG airport. If not, I’m not being told why I can’t access it. Grrrrrrrr.
That said, trip was awesome, made new friends and I look forward to visiting Julien’s parents again – preferably with a better grasp of French, as my French is better than their English (which is not saying much). Blog will be up at some point, since I was able to keep up with it daily. Right now I just need to finish up yesterday and start/finish today (not like there’s much to update there). Although, I’d like to point out that the concept of security at Hartsfield Airport, is non-existent and I’m hoping that everyone who travels through there truly grasps the fact that it is a joke. Every time I leave the country, something on the way back gets caught – this time, it was my toothpaste, I was 1oz over for a single tube (which isn’t true, but they go by the volume of the container, not the volume actually available). It wasn’t even caught on the way here, and I separated it out.
And FYI, no, I’m not blaming this on the current administration, as nothing has been changed as far as airport enforcement goes, this blame lies solidly on the staff of TSA and their inability to do their jobs – or take the job seriously, as the case may be. YMMV
I am in France. I will be posting stuff later.
At this moment, all I can say is MARTA sucks ass. That whole “reloadable ticket” crap? It’s crap, had to shell out extra for two tickets because the transfer didn’t work, and neither is reloadable.
So as not to spoil all the cynical and nihilistic goodiness that is The Watchmen….
I would like to agree with moonbird – this will definitely be a soundtrack I get….and will blast the protest rock repeatedly just to annoy a certain love of mine. *eg*
Since I can never let good double entendres go…
The one good thing about the Obama administration, is that it has proven the pull out method does work.
US intelligence candidate pulls out after objections