Glass half empty

My posts so far have been filled with happyjoy, so to balance it out, here are a few of the not-so-good things about my trip so far:

  • Being offset from US blogs and e-mail: I’m used to getting at least 10-12 e-mails an hour during the day. Thus, I have a habit of checking my e-mail regularly. There’s no point right now. The e-mail builds up when I’m asleep, and none of it is coming now.
  • Heat: The weather is really warm and humid here. Also, you walk everywhere. From the hotel to the office was about 5 blocks this morning, but we were all sweaty by the time we got here.
  • Caffeine deprivation: I’m used to having around 100oz of caffinated diet soda by this point in my workday. So far today, I’ve had ~20oz. But, I did have a delicious fresh mango juice with lunch, so I’m not feeling too deprived. Right now in particular, I’m lackadaisical in the way that comes from caffeine deprivation.
  • Kindle wireless doesn’t work: There’s no EVDO for the Kindle to use here. But, I’m smart so I brought my sync cable with me. I’ll be downloading books the old-fashioned way for awhile.
  • Things forgotten: I apparently forgot the airplane-compatible piece of my auto/air/AC laptop charger. I have 3 batteries, so it’s not a big deal, but it sucks since I bought the thing specifically for this kind of trip. I also forgot my portable retainer case, so I’ve been using the good ol’ wrap it in a napkin method.

That’s it! No more guilt for posting happy posts. 🙂

1 thought on “Glass half empty”

  1. Hi sweetie, thanks for keeping us posted on your safe travels! Be careful with the ‘wrap in the napkin method’, my sister did that at a cafeteria and threw it in the garbage by accident! ~moo

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