Not quite ready to blog yet, but feeling ready to write — so I consider this post throat-clearing, a forum for idle thoughts.
Is it possible to have jet lag if you’re still in the same time zone? I feel as tired today as if I have jet lag, even though I did no more than travel from Southern California to Northern California. Perhaps this has to do with being loath to unpack and tidy. If I whip myself up into some functional level of energy, I’ll feel obligated to deal with the usual detritus of a trip, and I so don’t want to.
This trip left me with some sense of loss, as I actually lost a few possessions. This is unusual for me, as I’m one of those people who very seldom loses things. On this trip, however, I managed to lose my phone charger (the one for the car), my hands-free headset and, which causes me the most upset, my USS Shoup cap. The first two losses are an inconvenience; the last a disappointment. I also have a suspicion that I’ll find the first two somewhere in the house, since they went missing from the git-go, whereas I know the cap is currently adorning some unknown person’s head in the Southland.
Speaking of the cell phone, it’s time for me to get a new one. My old one is reaching the end of its functional life (with the 7 key working only about 30% of the time on the best days). A couple of acquaintances — meaning that they’re not people I can just call and talk to for information — proudly showed me their new iPhones and I was utterly captivated. I loved the interface. I’ll probably end up getting just a regular phone again (I don’t even have text messaging right now, let alone Blackberry type email/internet), but I am so tempted by that cute little gadget. Do any of you have iPhones and, if you do, what do you think of your phone? Is it really special or am I doing something fairly rare for me, and falling victim to hype?
Okay, throat-clearing done. Blogging to recommence in as soon as I find something I want to write about.