Sunday, September 24, 2006

I'm fried

So I just got back from the armpit of America. That's right, New Jersey. I was attending my friend Montu's sister's wedding. 600 indians and like 30 whiteys. The place was nice. But I had been on the road for three days before that also, so I'm fried. I lost a cell phone, left a tie at the hotel, and I'm exhausted. This was one of those weekends that needs a weekend right after it to recuperate.

I'm not sure if the idea of 600 indians dancing or fighting at the buffet line sounds relaxing, but it's not. I love Indians, however they have no concept of personal space. I'm not talking about your friend from Brown whose parents lived in Bombay. I'm talking about the FOBs (Fresh off the boat.) I had to box out at the buffet line. It was quite something.

I'm ready for a vacation. Is it really sad that I might go to sleep before 9?

8 comments:

sara said...

i highly suggest going to bed before 9.... take it from me... it's great.

oh, and i hope the tie you lost wasn't one i gave you!!!

Tom said...

To be clear, JMC New England has now lost a total of 3 cell phones due to drunken negligence, correct Steve?

pedro said...

I find that if I just push past that moment of sleepiness, I can go for like another 5 hours easy. Seren got me an xbox360 for my birthday and I don't think I've slept more than 4 hours a night in the last week. It's fine.

In fact, I think it actually works better for me. Sleep is for the weak.

Tory Davis said...

I have a friend from San Francisco who gets really upset when I call NJ the armpit of the nation. She says she doesn't understand how yours truly, who's persnickety and vocal about the evils of insulting any group of people, can so gleefully put down an entire state.
She's never been there.

Tom said...

Megan and I insist that, if we're still living in Philadelphia when we decide to reproduce, if by chance we're in a mall in Jersey when the contractions begin; if need be, she'll lock her legs together and crawl back across the Ben Franklin Bridge less our child have that permanently blackest of black marks on his/her birth certificate.

maikib said...

personal space and the lack of control over passing gas. 'nuff said.

Steve said...

To be clear, JMC New England has now lost a total of 3 cell phones due to drunken negligence, correct Steve?

I can certainly account for the loss of one (1) cell phone due to drunken negligence. Graham makes two, but who was the other?

Tom said...

I thought you'd lost two?

My friend Dave actually attributes the loss of two winter coats to prodigious drinking.