So, I got in yesterday, and it’s funny– I assumed I’d be getting in around one and then I’d have the rest of the day. Sure I’d be tired, yeah, but so? I’ve been tired before.
A. My red-eye flight was NOT non-stop, so, for the record, waking up at 3 am my time to change planes was THE. WORST.
B. My stomach was all messed up– I did not eat during the layover, and I did not eat when I got off the plane.
C. Which meant that, when the shuttle took 3 1/2 hours to get me from the airport to Times Square, by the time I got here, I hadn’t eaten in 17 hours.
I was chalk white, near tears, and loopy as a fuckin’ goose.
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I’ve got to tell you, we went downstairs for a bit– I honestly can’t remember why– and when we came back up it was 8 p.m..
And I was so tired from the flight and the blood sugar crash that I went to bed and slept until six in the morning. Yeah, I woke up to text people– including Mate to say I couldn’t talk–but I was just wrecked. Between the flight and the blood sugar, I flat out couldn’t deal, and fighting sleep was not gonna be a thing.
|Rayna & Elisabeth|
But that was okay– I woke up this morning, bright and chipper, and Elizabeth, Rayna and I made plans to go see the memorial. It was a lovely day for it, not too hot, and by the time we’d finished talking about our 9/11 memories, we weren’t up to the museum. We went to find a bathroom and a cold drink instead, and ended up in Barnes & Nobles, where Elisabeth and I made a fatal mistake:
|Pretty, solemn day|
As in, we ate a small item, not quite a meal, and decided to eat later.
Not reckoning on the book signing that started at 5:30. (The book signing was exciting btw– I got a RITA Flag– and Rayna made me a meme!)
So, we were okay going IN to the book signing, but by the time we got OUT, we were starving.
|(Kate and Heidi
Which is how we ended up at Junior’s, with Kate MacMurray and Rayna Vause, and huge appetites.
And afterwards, we went to hang at the bar 😉
So, good couple of days– tomorrow, I go to some classes, talk to some folks, and hopefully have a really good time.
I know that today was pretty damned awesome.