Daily Archives: 09/22/2002


It’s almost 10:00 pm here in California, and I am weary. Again. The trip threw my internal clocks into chaos and I don’t know if I want to sleep or stay up. I tried to sleep this afternoon, but it was useless. Hopefully I will adjust in the next day or two and then be fine. That’s the main reason I came here a couple days early – to adjust myself and get settled in.


I arrived in LA last night after 24 hours of travel. I was wiped out last night and slept late today. Now I am watching live college football on the television, something I ain’t done in ten years.

Obviously the hotel has internet access, that’s pretty cool. It gives me the chance to stay on top of things back home and stay in contact with family and friends. And I can keep posting to the blog with no interuption.

I left Guam on Friday evening and arrived in Hawaii on Friday morning. Since I had an eight hour layover, I essentially got a free day in Hawaii. I called up a college buddy and he took us to his hotel in Waikiki. We spent the day out by the pool, drinking beers, talking story, and watching the folks down on the beach below us. It was a good visit, though I wish I could meet his wife and their new baby. Oh well, next time I get to Hawaii I’ll make it a longer stay.

I got into to LA at 1:00 a.m. Saturday. Since it was too late to pick up the rental, we took a shuttle bus down to the heart of Orange County, where I am sitting right now. My partner left a short while ago to fetch the rental car. I hope he makes it back soon; I am pretty hungry after two days of crummy airline food. I need to eat…