Sunday, March 21, 2010

Butte View

I got to Phoenix, checked out the used-refurbished tool we're buying, it works right, and only needed minor tweaks before shipping. We had mexican food for lunch, but no margaritas.

After my work, a nearby book-club friend picked me up and we went to the Marriot pool bar at "The Buttes" overlooking Phoenix on one side and a spring training ballfield on the other. We did have margaritas, then met up with another book club friend for mexican food and margaritas. (Ok, so my driving friend watched me have margaritas, but still). Then we retired to my friend's house and her husband made us "German Chocolate Cake Martinis! yum. We chatted a bit and surfed the web to find entertaining things. We checked out their "throws", the necklaces and other detritus of their trip to Mardi Gras. Given my hoarding tendencies, I'm not sure if it would be good for me to go, ever...

The trip was good - productive and friendly. But I have been a zombie most of the time. I had to *leave the house* at 5:45AM to get to the airport. I didn't have enough sleep (I tried, but things came up) and with the new time change, it was like waking up a 4:15AM body time which is one of the only times of day I'm ever reliably asleep. I've been trying to recover since. I slept on the plane out, got a good 8-9 hours at my friend's house, but hit the sack the moment the shuttle dropped me off at home. I slept for a couple hours, talked on the phone with a friend, slept on the couch for 4 hours, then was awake enough to be irresponsible. I finally got to sleep really, really, really late, only to have my boss call at 8am and a tech call at 10:30.

10:30 was good, though because I had my alarm set for that time anyway because my organizer was due over. I was essentially useless for the first hour she was here, but we sorted through all my non-sorted books and it was good. I now have a giant, but organzied, TBR (to be read) pile, more full-on keeper books tucked into a re-purposed bookshelf, and some provisional keepers. Next book organizing will go into my deep storage paperbacks and probably get rid of half of them. In the meantime, I need to acquire closed storage. Media storage works best, but I like the double depth stuff and that can be tricky. I do have some leads though. There's definitely hope.

If I can sleep right and be awake ever again.


West said...

I'm glad you had a good time at dinner. I'm very sorry I couldn't be there. And I'm terribly bitter I missed those martinis because I was stuck at the hospital with my mom.

Oh well. Here's hoping for next time.

CrankyOtter said...

No worries, we'll get a social drink down your gullet sooner or later. It turns out that it's pretty easy to get to phoenix for me. If L can host me, I can fly out again for a sat/sun.