June 30, 2005

06.30.2005

I am completely burned out. Utterly and unquestionably burned the fuck OUT.

Never again will I agree to spend 12 hours a day with someone so fucking hateful that I actually dreamt of gouging out her eyes and tongue with a spork. I honestly wish I was kidding about that last sentence.

I have been insulted, spoken to like I was an incompetent child, ignored, belittled in front of others, and, in general, just treated like I was pretty much scum. For. Twleve. Hours. A. Day.

Tonight I volunteered to sit in the hospitality suite we sponsored only because she was going out to dinner with the group. I figured that a few hours where I knew she wouldn't be might be good for my soul. It helped a bit. The beer I'm drinking now is helping even more.

I'm pretty bummed that I didn't get to go out and take lots of pictures but perhaps I'll finish packing tonight and go out to do that in the morning. I don't think my shuttle is coming until about 10am so I should have plenty of time if I wake up early.

I treated myself to a Lush shopping spree. I must give a huge shout-out to the wonderful clerks at the New Orleans Lush store. It was about two minutes until closing time and they let me come in and browse around smelling things for as long as I wanted. I got lots of great smelling soaps and shampoos and conditioners. If nothing more, my luggage is going to be the best smelling luggage down in baggage hold.

I went to Mulate's last night for dinner. I had the boudin for an appetizer and a bowl of Zydeco gumbo as the entree. I was in cajun food heaven! To add to such greatness, there was a zydeco/cajun band playing while we ate. If I hadn't been in such a rush to get to the Lush store I might have stuck around longer just to listen to them play.

I am tired and finally beginning to be less cranky. I can't wait to get home to my own bed, my own pillows and my own family. It has been a good trip, save for 12 hours a day. I'll have to get John to drive down with me some long weekend so that we can just hang out and have a good time.

Posted by rowEn at 10:24 PM