My brain is overflowing at the moment.
Have you ever had that feeling? I’m sure we all have. It’s not unfamiliar, but after being on vacation for five weeks, I realized yesterday (and really, late Tuesday night) that I needed to get my head back in the game and quick. Reality sandwich time, if you will.
The trip home was fine, I suppose. It’s a long day, going from Rangeley, Maine to Phoenix, Arizona. There is the two- and half-hour drive to Portland, then a two-hour bus ride to Logan Airport, then the time there, and then a five-hour flight home. If you include the time at the Phoenix airport waiting for bags and the ride home, it makes for a 17-hour day.
I’m lucky, I know, to have the privilege, but it wipes a brain out and leaves it rattling around in the old bone cage that is my skull. Yesterday, I was back at work and trying to focus on what was a rather good training. We were learning about the 7 Habits (Stephen Covey stuff) and I assume that today’s training will tie into the new program we are using to help kids be them best selves at school. It went by pretty fast, actually, but I was wiped out after work.
Luckily for me, I had a ticket to see Gel at the Rebel Lounge. If you missed out, you missed a great punk rock show. Both Gel and Truth Cult ripped. Fully ripped, actually, and they were cool young folks, too. My buddy Aaron and I went and had a good time.
I also performed magic tricks when I came home and reproduced all the beer in my stomach. Yay! I’m not sure why I got sick, but something didn’t agree with me. I didn’t drink that much but maybe the heat got me a bit. I have no idea, but as I write this, I’m feeling somewhat happy that I got the booze out of my system last night. I’m sure I would feel worse right now.
Gatorade is needed.
I’m off to another training today, too, and then a chiropractor appointment. I am hoping the doc can give me a little relief from the neck pain I’ve been experiencing. Yesterday, even with a ton of stretching, I just could not get comfortable.
Here’s to a better day.
See you tomorrow.
I love this picture. Look how serious he is.