I remember one day a few of us closing a show out and leaving Columbia and flying to Venezuela, Miami, Los Angeles, and then Tokyo. Getting to the hotel in the morning and thinking, “I can at least get some sleep” and being met in the lobby with the crew going off to work. They were all bright eyed and bushy tailed – we were utterly battered from the time on planes and the lack of any sleep. I don't’ remember if I got through that day, or if I took any available moment to nap on road cases?
for whatever reason, I always get an earworm with the band Queensryche playing, “jet city woman.” with such days.
Today I am suffering from some travel-Itis. I think the more significant portion of it is caused by trying to sleep, and my body just kind of shut down part of the way, but never really reached a space of deep sleep until an hour before I needed to wake up and get to work. It is simply groggy-brain-Itis. Not the really functioning at a high level, but it will perform enough to get through the day.
Today will be a sort of getting slammed in the head and make up a planned day for all that has to happen in a relatively short amount of time. A fascinating project to help another friend, of which, there are no handcuffs on in them having builders come in and screw up the structural integrity of the space. While it doesn’t sound like much, the idea of actually being able to go do something and not have to go backward and fix something, to then get to space where one can do what one is good at…is actually appealing and appreciated.
There is nothing witty, fun, or exciting to write about today. Even fresh coffee is not helping that much. What I can say is a shower felt like a million dollars. It has me pondering some technology that might act as a brainwasher to reset circadian rhythms.
The last part is something we have pondered over the years with Augmnaity technologies. While I can help it, we are a long way from any cure for jet lag. Until then, having an earworm with the song jet city woman isn’t all that bad.
Have a great day. Wish me well in the act to focus and concentrate today!
As for worst travel day(s) – I think the record was 49 ½ hours when someone at corporate forgot to si Paris, flew to Philadelphia, Los Angeles, to Hong Kong. There we learned “corporate” didn’t think they had to confirm any reservations to get us to Manilla during the Christmas mad travel rush in Asia. Yes, they flew us west. The irony is that it wasn’t until a few years ago that I did the eastern section and smiled in that I finally actually circumnavigated the entire globe.