It's Wednesday where I am right now. That would be Hong Kong. I arrived late last night and made my way to the hotel. Head hit the pillow at 12:30AM. I had a reasonable sleep over night and was able to get up out of bed and into the gym this morning. I was happy to make it to the gym since I have spent so much time sitting over the past few days.
Let's see, when I include my initial trip over to HK, the transfer to Singapore and then return last night I think I have spent 24 hours in the air over the last 4 day span. That's a lot of time in a chair and my back tends to pay the price. Also, my brain turns to mush.
Someone asked me today how I spend all those hours and the basic answer is that I watch movies. I'm not sure of the exact count but it likely numbers about 7 over these flights. The funny thing is there is no way I can call to mind the names of all of them. I know I saw a Bourne movie and there were two with that young guy in Looper. Liam Nielson was in one and there were at least two not so funny comedies (Will Ferrell involved).
I finished my current book and started a new one during these flights as well. I guess if I were better organized I could prepare for more intellectual content heading into my brain waves, but when you spend 24 hours in the air I think a key element is to distract that intellect from realizing just how paralizing it is to sit in one place for a whole day.
God bless the movies, no matter how bad.
And that makes me happy.