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July 4th, 2004
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There And Back Again
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Summing Up the Gobi
October 16, 2003
Low Tolerance for BULLSHIT
I'm going to beat the shit out of someone.
I am still not 100% mended. However, I can't lie around all day in a hotel room so Ant and I went out to Barista, as a treat for me. Barista is a Starbucks style coffee joint that serves frappes with ice cream and has blissful airconditioning. I sucked on down my frappe (it just didn't taste as good as in Jaipur or Delhi) and ate my boring tomato and cheese sammie. Eating and drinking are just so completely unappealing to me right now. The less taste something has right now, the better. Even drinking water is a chore.
So when a small beggar child hassled me this morning, she made the mistake of touching me. I'm not big on people touching me, so I promptly slapped her in the head. Cruel, maybe, but I'm sick and tired right now.
Soon we head to Bhubeneswar, which I am hoping will breathe some more life into me and get rid of some of my nastiness and irritability. Though, it is a city of temples, and I've also had it with the sadhus (religious holy men who beg for alms and are mourned as dead by their families) so I might be just as bad there. I'm hoping not though. If nothing else, I hope the air is a little cleaner so my respiratory system can relax a bit. Things have been coming out of my mouth and nose that are just WRONG.
Sorry the post isn't as colorful as Ant's but he's been out exploring what is new and exciting to him (as he should be) and I've been watching a fuzzy version of Globe Trekker on The Discovery Channel. If anyone's seen the Tunisia episode with Ian Wright, he visits the old sets of the first Star Wars movie and runs around in a cape with a plastic light saber.... great stuff. Also saw a show on the NYC subway system and the new super rail station being built which is supposed to cut the commute time from Long Island by 40 minutes!
Oh, and when I was in Barista this morning, I saw that the featured movie on Star Movies tonight is none other than my favorite, ET. I'm telling you, that little bastard is out to get me. :)
Right now, I am having a low period, which is to be expected at times. Can ya tell?? I do miss things from home in a big way, especially my bed, the shower, and the air you can't see. I'm just a lot more homesick than I could have ever imagined. I told Ant I just want to sit around somewhere easy for a while (such as Goa) and read books and sip lassis or chai.
This post is all over the place. My mind is a little fuzzy right now. :) Sorry.
As we move south in India, things will improve.
Posted by Claudia on October 16, 2003 04:41 AM