Don't sleep… not yet…

by Suw on August 25, 2006

Desperately trying to stay awake for another hour until I can legitimately go to sleep. Flight to San Francisco was a bit bumpy but nothing bad. Loads of children sitting near me, but all of them quiet as church mice. So quiet, in fact, that I felt like going up to their mothers and congratulating them on their children's good behaviour. Bit of a contrast to the flight back from Bologna during which a small child screamed at the top of its lungs the whole way, whilst the mother did nothing.
The travel restrictions aren't causing as much hassle* now as they have (or as the media have been saying they have). I hadn't realised it, but I got quite stressed about this trip, more so than normal. Partly, it's worry not about terrorists, but about someone doing something stupid and causing a delay or cancellation. Partly, it's being apart from Kevin for so long. I don't want to come over all soppy, but I hate being apart from him.
But I'm here now, which is good. Staying with my friend Danny for a while, and then my friend Maciej. It's good to be back in San Francisco, although because I'm staying somewhere that's a little new to me, there's an odd mix of the familiar and the strange which makes me feel a little dislocated. Of course, the jetlag doesn't help either. I am really fighting to stay awake for another hour. I have Secret Agent SomaFM – Kevin and my favourite online radio station – but it's a bit too loungy at the moment, and that's more lulling me into a sense of exhaustion, rather than perking me up and making me feel bright and awake. Hm, maybe I should listen to XFM instead.
Maybe I'll chuck some more holiday pictures up on Flickr whilst I'm whiling away the hour.

Is it bedtime yet?
*The biggest hassle is not being able to take liquids on the plane. You just have to sit there and dehydrate instead.

Anonymous August 28, 2006 at 6:01 pm

It was good to meet you @ Foo – it was too bad nobody else showed up for your session, but I selfishly enjoyed it! Thanks for humoring me for an hour! Hit me up when you come back to SF, there is plenty of vodka to be consumed….

Anonymous August 28, 2006 at 6:14 pm

Hi Nic! Great to see you on the blog. Yeah, I'm really grateful that you turned up to my session, otherwise it would have been me mumbling to myself and getting cold for no good reason. I really enjoyed our chat though.
We're having vodka on Friday at Nova Bar so hopefully I'll see you there!

Anonymous August 29, 2006 at 2:37 am

Suw, it is an open question whether we will be spiraling toward harder travel overall before it becomes easier. Here is one experience of a plane load of people: and

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