Friday, November 30, 2007

Urban Girl Alamanac: Jet Lag

What a week. I can't believe I only returned from vacation mid-day on Tuesday. Here's what I learned this week:
  • Paris! Paris! Paris! What can I even say?
  • I hate traveling by plane. Not the flying itself, just all the other indignities.
  • Good idea to limit access to reading materials on a 14 hour flight if you're a major bookworm. I sandbagged myself by reading the Kite Runner and Eat, Pray, Love cover to cover on the way to Paris instead of sleeping.
  • Nothing is more comfortable than your own bed.
  • Jet lag is a great excuse for a myriad of troubles.
  • Felting is a fun, but wet, activity.
  • Happy birthday to my sister, Jean this week! Your package of French goodies should arrive on Monday.
  • I have a developing appreciation for Keri Russell. It started with her great curly hair management skills and reached full bloom when I found out that she does her own laundry at a laundromat, just like me!
  • 30 Rock was really good last night.
  • Yum. A sweet potato pie is at home waiting for me.
  • It's hard to start wearing color again after 10 days of black and gray.
The holiday frenzy seems to be here in full force. We have to take our Christmas card photo and start decorating this weekend!

5 comments:

love.boxes said...

On the way to Paris is a good time to read The Kite Runner though because you have to be looking forward to something or it's just too sad. I think there are good books and there are important books and I kind of think The Kite Runner fits in both catagories. I like A Thousand Splendid Suns as well and by a different author(and about Iran instead of Afghanistan, but still similar)I really loved Reading Lolita In Tehran. Amazing stories that are so helpful in understanding that region of the world... especially for me because I only know what I've seen on the news and not much else.

Far From Perfect said...

when I get home from a trip it's so bitter sweet.But in my own bed is the best. There's nothing like Paris....

Jen said...

Just reading your recap of the week makes me tired! Hope you have a restful and relaxing weekend.

NancyD said...

I loved your photos from Paris, but would have enjoyed seeing more of them personalized with you wearing your fabulous travel wardrobe.

Sara Christine said...

I've enjoyed reading about your trip to Paris. Here's a little silliness from 'Flight of the Conchords' to help with your jet lag: http://sara-christine.blogspot.com/2007/12/je-voudrais-un-croissant.html