Friday, October 19, 2007

Couch potato meets string cheese

Guess what I'm doing!

I'm sitting on the couch, watching TV, eating string cheese!

I've heard from too many people that I'm so busy I make them tired. So I decided that tonight, instead of going to the gym after my French class, I would sit on the couch and... do nothing. And even though it's kind of weird and I can't really stay on a couch for too long without getting uncomfortable, it's kinda nice I guess. And anyway I deserve it.

On Tuesday morning I got up at 3:45 to get to the airport in time for a 6am flight to Laguardia. I did sleep on the plane, but the flight is only 45 minutes, so I was still dead tired upon arrival. I went straight to a conference on Social Media, which I have to say was pretty cool. Lots of nerds talking about nerdy things, and I guess I fit right in, since I'm really a nerd too.

At the lunch break I raced downtown to pick up my Apostille, the last piece of paper separating me from my Spanish visa. Even though it's mid-October, it's still surprisingly warm out and lucky me, I was sweating again by the time I got the paper (took 5 minutes!) and got into the subway bound for the Consulate. I was right on track to be back to the conference on time, but of course the Consulate was closed until 1pm. That's Spain!

So I waited for 20 minutes and then spent another 15 minutes watching people behind the bulletproof glass run around frantically looking for my paperwork. I had a moment of panic, thinking they'd lost everything and I'd have to start all over, but by 1:20 I was on my way back downtown to the conference, with my passport and visa in hand. A glorious occasion.

The rest of the conference was cool and I raced up to midtown afterward to check into my hotel and change my clothes in order to meet some friends for dinner and (too many) drinks. I got to bed around 2am.... nearly 24 hours after getting up.

Yesterday morning brought day 2 of the conference, and at lunch I met my best friend Annie Bananie, who shared some very exciting news about an upcoming mini-Bananie. Several more hours of conference later, and I was in a taxi on my way back to Laguardia. The taxi driver had to wake me up when we got there. That's classy! I was awake long enough to check in and get on the plane, and the next thing I knew we were landing in Boston. I stayed up long enough to give my mom some iTunes troubleshooting help and by 10pm I was dead asleep.

Today was work and then French class.... and that brings me to now. Watching The Office, sitting on the couch with my feet up, eating string cheese. Actually, the string cheese is gone now. And The Office is almost over. Good thing tomorrow I'm off to Pennsylvania (incidentally, to the exact location of The Office) because I'm not sure I could handle another night of so much excitement.

3 comments:

Ilmi said...

That better be Armenian string cheese, yo.

NoellieBellie said...

Do they know what "Armenian" means in Boston?

driokolaptis said...

hi! from Greece.
This is Oiti mountain etc. Do you know?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fk1GN-MMzM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLTx8TaoWL8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaLzkw6TvrE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrltC7-Xvzo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxvhqStyans

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