Not Fun
February 23rd, 2011

You know what’s fun?  Watching the sun set over the Manhattan Beach pier, eating a lovely dinner at a groovy Mexican joint, and then window shopping your way back to the car.

You know what’s not fun?  Getting in the car to begin your hour-plus drive up to Burbank only to realize that you feel chilled and achey, chalking it up to muscle tension from shivering in the cold night air, feeling it get worse as you snake your way through LA traffic, adding nausea to the mix, wondering if you’ll make it to the hotel in one piece at all (please pause with me to appreciate the wonder that is GPS), collapsing over the hood of your rental car the moment you pull into the parking lot, and, ahem, “losing it” in the bushes about 15 seconds later (no exaggeration there).

No, those things are not fun.

So… I’m in LA on business travel and so far it’s not quite going as planned.  So, I’m taking the less-traveled path, being laid back, and chalking today’s post up to a loss.  Provided my immune system gets back on track between now and the end of the week I will be back in action on Friday.  Thanks for understanding.

10 Responses to “Not Fun”

  1. Rebecca Says:

    Ugh. Feel better! Take comfort, I’ve “lost it” over a lot less!

  2. Aidan Donnelley Rowley @ Ivy League Insecurities Says:

    Feel better, Gale!

  3. Jenny Says:

    Gale, you were literally on the doorstep of my old house. I lived on the strand a block (on 12th) from the MB pier. What Mexi place did you choose? Sheez all that brings back memories! I LOVE South Bay.
    So sorry you aren’t feeling up to par. Feel better soon!!

  4. Gale Says:

    Jenny – I’d forgotten you lived out here. And you lived on the strand? I’m officially jealous. It’s such a gorgeous place. I ate at Mucho Ultimo Mexicana. It was delicious. (Although, better on the way down than the way up…) Thanks for the well wishes.

  5. Jenny Says:

    I am so sorry you aren’t feeling well. I feel like its so much worse to be sick as an adult than a child! (or maybe it just seemed easier because we had someone to take care of us then!)
    We actually had one house in front of us on the strand. We were the 2nd house back but the way the houses were situated (they were kinda staggered), our huge front of the house picture window had a full ocean view. It was something out of my dreams! Our next door neighbor behind us (3rd house back from the sand) wss none other than Pete Carroll!! I watched him head down to the beach with his board to surf almost every morning! Anyway, even with everything, I LOVE it out there and would move again in a heartbeat.

  6. Eva Evolving Says:

    Oh Gale! Hope you feel better soon.

  7. Cathy Says:

    Oh no! Feel better soon.

  8. ayala Says:

    Feel better Gale!

  9. BigLittleWolf Says:

    Well this post is hardly a loss, and I remember the years of business travel. Never glamorous, rarely fun. Airports, conference rooms, hotel hangars that irritate you because they cannot be removed from the bar.

    The picture by the way is beautiful.

    As for L.A.? A nice place to visit (and I have), but I’m an East Coast girl, myself.

  10. Gale Says:

    Thanks, BLW. The sunset was gorgeous, but I’m not sure it was worth all this. :) Napped long and hard yesterday, and crashed early last night. Feeling better today. Now if I can just survive the 4-hour flight home…