A Harsh Reality
So coming back to reality has definitely sucked. Let's break it down.
The jetlag. Not that I sleep well anyways, but needless to say getting back on a regular sleep cycle has not been easy. Mistake number one. Getting drunk on champagne on Saturday and then proceeding to take a 4 hour "nap". Yeah, that's didn't help. I think I finally got to sleep around 4AM on Sunday. Mistake number two: Getting up at 3AM on Monday to catch a flight to CO Springs. So yes, I'm a bit messed up sleep wise. And no, I don't get cranky at all when I'm exhausted. Never.
Work. So I went into work on Friday. Most people were glad to see me. My boss is like, "Oh, I lost the bet. I didn't think you were going to come back." Gee thanks? I did see my CEO and he made some random comment that I think was relatively benign. He's an odd character and he was none too please when I asked for the time off. And that's putting it nicely. And the first thing I do is go on a work trip. So I'm gradually easing back into my work life.
So I'm officially Fatty McFatterson. I got on the scale and it was not pretty. Two months of eating and drinking my way around SE Asia and Oceania has taken a toll. And even though I was walking an average of 6-7 miles a day, yeah, no. Not enough. So I'm taking a drinking sabbatical until the beginning of May. Until I go to Ptown. Not drinking in Ptown? That's just crazy talk. I am looking forward to getting back to my gym though.
So I'm in CO Springs which is good because I get to see SB and Mom. Mom had a nice honey-do list for me. I mean, I walk through the door and not even before I grab a glass of ice tea she wants me to fix the phone. I'm reading the user manual and then I go online to look for troubleshooting help. And I'm like, this phone is a POS and it's old. Mom, how old is this phone? We got it in 2006. Okay, I'm not spending hours on the phone with tech support to get an 11 year old crappy phone to work. Let's just buy a new one. Oh, and the smoke detector was so old that it didn't have a button you could use to test it once the battery was replaced. The instructions say to blow smoke at the detector to test it. Umm, no. Let's go crazy and spend $25 on a new smoke detector. So good times.
I fly back to DC late on Sunday and then reality definitely kicks in. On the plus side, the Nats have started playing, so I've got lots of games to go to!