I like LA. There are tons of things to do and see. I hate LA traffic. The freeways I can handle. They're crowded and fast and sometimes chaotic, but I can deal with that. I drive on PA highways all the time and we drive like race car drivers. The surface streets are what really scare me. That and I'm very good at getting turned around and lost. Nothing goes quite where you expect it to. Or stays going in the same direction for long.
I've put in two very long days. Yesterday my alarm went off at 4am. UGH! I had to be at the airport by 5-ish for my 6am flight. Again, UGH! I get into LAX at about 11:45. I was supposed to get in closer to 11. Oh well. This means it is almost 3 according to my body. I haven't had lunch, unless you count some cheese and crackers on the plane. (I hate flying Northwest. Nice people and planes, but you have to pay for just about everything. You can get a soda, but you have to pay even for a thing of trail mix, which I can't eat...)
I manage to get to my hotel by 1, without getting lost or run over. I can actually check in early. I grab a ready-made salad for lunch and chow down. Then it's off to the power plant to go train. Yep, that's right, fly to LA and train in the same day! I finally get done around 7pm pacific. My body is screaming at me that It is 10pm, hasn't been fed much and been up since 4am. I promptly call my brother for a few moments, check in with my husband and then collapse to Mythbusters on TV.
Today was almost as long. I had to be at the plant by 8. I woke up at 4, but managed to go to sleep again until 6. I'm at the plant by 8 (only 2 wrong turns) and teach almost non-stop until 7:15pm. UGH for the third time. I'm exhausted. I eat some half decent food at the hotel, check out some web sites and type this. I'm about to crash.
I have a 10am flight out of LAX tomorrow. That means I have to leave here around 7am in order to ensure that I'm at the airport by 8 so I don't get too horribly stuck in security. Yet again, UGH!
Peace to all my friends in Norrath and beyond. I hope you had a good week and have a fun weekend lined up.