My work trip to Dallas has been excellent so far. I got in a couple days’ worth of happy fun time to start, which was an incredible mood boost. My hotel is charming and old-fashioned, combining the fragrance of old wood under multiple coats of paint with a spring breeze smell. It evokes memories of traveling the world in my 20s. That illusion of youth must account for my extreme emotional volatility today. I started the day almost giddy, but now it’s raining and grey. I’m tired and I want a cigarette. I won’t have one, though. I’m gonna eat some bon-bons and look pensively out the window* instead. Take that, world!
* Actually going to do stuff for work on computer until the next event on my schedule. I will not actually stare out the window, but I will sigh and scowl a lot. Chocolate bon-bons will be consumed.
One thought on “Distractions Continue”
I get the emotional volatility thing. I think for me it’s never actually having any time to think enough to feel emotions because I’m too busy with everyone else in the family’s emotions and activities, etc. When I get the sort of downtime you get on a business trip, it’s like everything you’ve been repressing and not feeling comes flooding back because you have time to feel it. I always get a little melancholy on business trips.