big ol' behind
My schedule was so well-planned before I got sick and had to rearrange things. I was supposed to have two busy weeks separated by a catch-up one. Instead, I was sick (physically and then mentally from that freakin' medicine) for two weeks. Schedule began to suck. Now, pull out your calendar. See September 14th? Yeah, from then till the end of the month, wanna guess how many days I was in the office? You have a good number in your head? Mmhmm...the answer is one. One day. That's not enough to catch up on things. And then you pile on more work every single day. Ugh.
When you tell people you travel a lot for work you get "must be nice" responses most of the time. These come from people who never travel for work. Or maybe they travel once or twice a year for some sort of convention where they are wined and dined. This is not how my job works. I really do try to work in something interesting on each trip, especially if it's to a place I've never been before. Maybe it's a restaurant you can't find at home. Or one of my wonderfully interesting historic hotels. Maybe a mall. Or chatting with a stranger in the hotel bar. Right now? None of these. Lame restaurants and boring hotels. It's more important to try to get some work done in the evening than to try to find some quaint eatery. Proximity to my site is the most crucial quality in a hotel. So sad...
So here's to another night of work in my cookie-cutter hotel room, eating take-out from a chain restaurant...ah, the glamorous life of a traveler.