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Rainy Paris + Jet Lag = Crappy Times

September 26th, 2007 by Raj

Just to prove to myself that travelling through three different time zones over the last few weeks is actually hard going on your body it decided to teach me a lesson by sleeping for fourteen hours straight today. Granted I was woken twice by having housekeeping walk into my room thinking no one was there with both times a painstakingly reality check as each one was at least ninety three years of age and not wearing your typical dream state “French Maid” outfits.

I’m not particularly fussed about sleeping throughout today, I’ve been in a shitty mood since I arrived in Paris to be honest, even the Apple Expo yesterday wasn’t an overly exciting experience. The piece I wrote for MacTalk was a rather scathing attack on the lack of anything exciting being on the show floor and the Internet killing any surprises for anyone these days. I’m such a bitter little man, damn you Jobs!

The biggest problem with me sleeping all day is that I’ve actually slept through the daylight hours of my Mum’s birthday. It was about 11pm when I’d woken Australian time which is far beyond her bed time. So Mum I’m sorry, I didn’t forget you, I’m just a lazy son and I’ll call you before you start work in the morning. I hope you had a good day!


I did actually make an attempt to get out an about today. After getting out of bed at around 2pm I made my way out to have a wander around my old stomping grounds of Forum Les Halles. The hotel that I’m staying in is on the opposite side of the square from where I stayed last time I was in Paris so that familiarity was a nice change after the randomness of each city I’d stayed in over the prior weeks.

Unfortunately after barley getting downstairs to get my baguette and “Coke Light” for a late lunch it started pouring with rain (again). It would seem that my constant run of sunshine and beautiful weather has come to a rather abrupt halt in Europe. That said I continued to perserve and went for my walk in the rain. I’m not really sure where I went or what I saw, I was more moving my legs and trying to keep my eyes open rather than take in anything that was around me. I may have just had a shit load of sleep but I felt like a zombie and after an hour I just wanted to get back to my room and go to sleep again.

Needles to say I’m back in the hotel room now, I’m tired, I’m grumpy and it looks like I’m going to have to pay Macca’s a visit for an artery hit to somewhat lift my spirits. Royale with Cheese si’l vous plait.

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