Jan. 3rd, 2005

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Not sure, of course, but the fact that I'm awake right now leads me to believe that this is just jet lag, possibly combined with the fact that my body decided to remind me of how much it hates traveling a little later than usual (thus the excessive muscle pain).

Stupid jet lag!
wispfox: (Default)
Not sure, of course, but the fact that I'm awake right now leads me to believe that this is just jet lag, possibly combined with the fact that my body decided to remind me of how much it hates traveling a little later than usual (thus the excessive muscle pain).

Stupid jet lag!
wispfox: (insane)
I am awake! Through sheer willpower, mostly, since I wasn't asleep before 4am at the earliest - and I think I spent a fair amount of time in bed after going there at 3:30.

Today ought to be fascinatingly surreal. :)
wispfox: (insane)
I am awake! Through sheer willpower, mostly, since I wasn't asleep before 4am at the earliest - and I think I spent a fair amount of time in bed after going there at 3:30.

Today ought to be fascinatingly surreal. :)
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So, I was reminded by having had the past week in an entirely new location (less than 24 hours on a previous visit ~10 months ago doesn't count) of exactly how valuable it can be to me to get out of locations in which I can mostly function by habit.

On one hand, doing so requires way more energy, and makes it more difficult for me to recharge (thankfully, I had enough energy from being anti-social the week previous, and from not working last week). But on the other hand, I get to be reminded that just because things tend to happen a certain way does not mean that they always will, and it does not mean it's a bad thing for wildly unexpected things to happen. Even if it does take me an awfully long time to adjust to wildly unexpected things.

I do sometimes need to be reminded that I _can_ cope with uncertainty, at least on a short-term basis, if I know I have people I can ask for help if I get overwhelmed. (at least I _do_ ask, now. Probably a large part of why I can cope) And having had somewhere that I was reasonably comfortable - even considering that I was sleeping in a living room - to go back to was immensely valuable, as well.

It was really, really nice to learn that I'm way more able to cope with unknown public transit than I used to be (of course, this was with a fair amount of explanation from a variety of people - including random strangers on the bus. The fact that BART mostly follows the same route within the city helped, too).

It's fascinating watching myself be energized by all the newness, at the same time as having my social energy drained. Shiny city and shiny people! (even if it was raining entirely too much. The clouds appear to have followed me home, but at least they aren't currently doing much more than spitting)

And I _really_ _really_ liked not having to drive. I think I'd forgotten how much I prefer not to, since I mostly _have_ to if I want to do anything in the Boston area (because the commuter rail sucks for non-commuter times of day).

Yep. I continue to love to travel. Now, however, I mostly don't get to travel for a year, because I need to save up money and vacation time for Australia at the end of this year. (mostly, because I'm going to alt.polycon this month)
wispfox: (Default)
So, I was reminded by having had the past week in an entirely new location (less than 24 hours on a previous visit ~10 months ago doesn't count) of exactly how valuable it can be to me to get out of locations in which I can mostly function by habit.

On one hand, doing so requires way more energy, and makes it more difficult for me to recharge (thankfully, I had enough energy from being anti-social the week previous, and from not working last week). But on the other hand, I get to be reminded that just because things tend to happen a certain way does not mean that they always will, and it does not mean it's a bad thing for wildly unexpected things to happen. Even if it does take me an awfully long time to adjust to wildly unexpected things.

I do sometimes need to be reminded that I _can_ cope with uncertainty, at least on a short-term basis, if I know I have people I can ask for help if I get overwhelmed. (at least I _do_ ask, now. Probably a large part of why I can cope) And having had somewhere that I was reasonably comfortable - even considering that I was sleeping in a living room - to go back to was immensely valuable, as well.

It was really, really nice to learn that I'm way more able to cope with unknown public transit than I used to be (of course, this was with a fair amount of explanation from a variety of people - including random strangers on the bus. The fact that BART mostly follows the same route within the city helped, too).

It's fascinating watching myself be energized by all the newness, at the same time as having my social energy drained. Shiny city and shiny people! (even if it was raining entirely too much. The clouds appear to have followed me home, but at least they aren't currently doing much more than spitting)

And I _really_ _really_ liked not having to drive. I think I'd forgotten how much I prefer not to, since I mostly _have_ to if I want to do anything in the Boston area (because the commuter rail sucks for non-commuter times of day).

Yep. I continue to love to travel. Now, however, I mostly don't get to travel for a year, because I need to save up money and vacation time for Australia at the end of this year. (mostly, because I'm going to alt.polycon this month)
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I'm being all organized and attempting to keep track of my food preferences somewhere useful for pointing people to it. I will add to it as I remember things (and/or people remind me), and am putting it into my "me FAQ" memories category.

food preferences )
wispfox: (Default)
I'm being all organized and attempting to keep track of my food preferences somewhere useful for pointing people to it. I will add to it as I remember things (and/or people remind me), and am putting it into my "me FAQ" memories category.

food preferences )

[looopy!]

Jan. 3rd, 2005 02:20 pm
wispfox: (silly)
Hello, loopy person here.

Apparently lack of sleep/jet lag, immense impatience (9 days!), and the fact that I don't have nifty SF people to visit with instead of being at work is _not_ a good combination.

I keep alternating between utter exhaustion, random 'ooooh, _shiny_!' moments, babbling endlessly and not terribly coherently, and wanting to hang out with any number of the nifty people I know (who happen to be annoyingly scattered, but at least some of them are local!).

Also, I'm hungry (again). And jittery/tired/bouncy/randomly singing along with the music playing in my headphones (hopefully softly enough to not annoy my co-workers, since I appear to have very little control over it today). (and this is _without_ caffeine)

Wee! I need fiddle toys in my cube. And/or dangly things to bat at or flick or poke.

You know, even if I _did_ have a teleporter, I bet I'd keep forgetting time zone differences... and things like when people are working and not working. Still. Want teleporter. Not that this is news, or anything.

La! Snack time now, I think.

(hmm. LJ's dictionary doesn't know teleporter. That seems wrong somehow.)

[looopy!]

Jan. 3rd, 2005 02:20 pm
wispfox: (silly)
Hello, loopy person here.

Apparently lack of sleep/jet lag, immense impatience (9 days!), and the fact that I don't have nifty SF people to visit with instead of being at work is _not_ a good combination.

I keep alternating between utter exhaustion, random 'ooooh, _shiny_!' moments, babbling endlessly and not terribly coherently, and wanting to hang out with any number of the nifty people I know (who happen to be annoyingly scattered, but at least some of them are local!).

Also, I'm hungry (again). And jittery/tired/bouncy/randomly singing along with the music playing in my headphones (hopefully softly enough to not annoy my co-workers, since I appear to have very little control over it today). (and this is _without_ caffeine)

Wee! I need fiddle toys in my cube. And/or dangly things to bat at or flick or poke.

You know, even if I _did_ have a teleporter, I bet I'd keep forgetting time zone differences... and things like when people are working and not working. Still. Want teleporter. Not that this is news, or anything.

La! Snack time now, I think.

(hmm. LJ's dictionary doesn't know teleporter. That seems wrong somehow.)

[silly]

Jan. 3rd, 2005 05:11 pm
wispfox: (Default)
From an IRC chat with co-worker:

"you not only possess the Evil Giggle, but the Infectious Giggle, as well ;-)
"(some people keep a bag of marbles. you've upgraded to a bag of giggles... ;-)"

[silly]

Jan. 3rd, 2005 05:11 pm
wispfox: (Default)
From an IRC chat with co-worker:

"you not only possess the Evil Giggle, but the Infectious Giggle, as well ;-)
"(some people keep a bag of marbles. you've upgraded to a bag of giggles... ;-)"

[thingy]

Jan. 3rd, 2005 07:50 pm
wispfox: (Default)
Look! I'm subtle (with a 'Buh')! Thingy. Yep. That.

(Really, I do sometimes have words of my own. Just not right now. Thingy!)

[thingy]

Jan. 3rd, 2005 07:50 pm
wispfox: (Default)
Look! I'm subtle (with a 'Buh')! Thingy. Yep. That.

(Really, I do sometimes have words of my own. Just not right now. Thingy!)

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