Another post written while traveling…
I’m sitting here in Seattle, playing with my new computer (ack!). The old lappy was getting tired and not moving so fast these days. Poor thing. I went through security with it in Miami yesterday and the guy working the line where things go through the scanner looked at it and said, “Wow, that’s a bit beaten up!” and then proceeded to pick it up and examine it like a beaten up computer is the perfect place for an innocent looking girl like me to hide something suspicious. Cuz I look like that.
The other super special item waiting for me was my new camera (ack again!). Mmmm. It was good timing. The one I got from Chris’ brother a few months ago is starting to be fussy. As in, not wanting to hold battery charge and not wanting to focus. Sooo, me and the new camera are going to have some fun getting to know each other. It’s just beefy and I’m so excited to be able to play with it.
I arrived just fine with all of my stuff last night. I figure if I can get myself and my bags across a country in a day we’re doing well. By the time I got to bed last night it was well after 2 am my time. Would you believe I slept for about 3 hours and then was wide awake? Ugly, I know. That’s what I get for waking up at 5:40 am every. single. day. I figure I can nod off on the plane for the short time that it’ll be in there. I was thinking as I was landing in Seattle that I would basically be coming to the house, sleep, then be back at the airport in less than 12 hours. Crazy. I haven’t done the trip this way since before we got married because we usually fly into Seattle then drive the van up, and break it up with a few days of visiting here.
So, thoughts on the first world so far. Maybe it’s too soon? I noticed yesterday as I was waiting for my flight out of Miami that a lot of people here have a hard time sitting still. Especially business men. They seem to always need to be calling someone or using their computers or something. Not sure if it’s because they absolutely need to use every waking minute to work, or if they just can’t sit still without doing anything. Like they don’t feel they’re being productive unless the phone is attached to their head. Just an observation.
It was funny to me too to realize how much people will pay for a bottle of water, when there’s a drinking fountain right in plain sight. As I was buying lunch I found myself craning my neck to see if I could see a fountain to fill my water bottle up at. Seriously, why pay for water when you can get it for free? I know that some might argue about the quality of the water, but really, it’s water. Can you imagine what a Haitian would think of buying water when you can get it free 20 feet away??
It’s getting light out. I’m going to go take a shower and get myself all pretty. I always feel like such a grub when I get back here because I usually only comb my hair when I get out of the shower (it’s curly, and I always have it up in Haiti so I can get away with it), and never wear make up. It’s nice when I’m not sweating so much that I can J