Usually I don't have that much of a problem with adjusting after flying but for some reason these last two days have been kicking my ass. Normally I arrive at nighttime and being thoroughly exhausted from a long, uncomfortable, disgusting flight makes it easy as pie to pass out at an appropriate hour. But since I walked through my Paris apartment door at ten am it threw me off a bit. After eating I slept, and slept, and slept, until my roommate woke me up at four pm. Since winter is creeping in that meant I only had about a half an hour left of sunlight. I took full advantage and stayed in bed and messed around on the internet for a bit.
Elze invited me over to her quaint apartment for dinner and I was more than happy to oblige. We sat on the floor and ate picnic style and it was wonderful to catch up with her about my trip and hear about how wonderful her internship is going. I can't help but be a bit jealous of her but life just isn't always fair.
Because we talked until two in the morning I had to sleep on her trundle since the metro stops running at 1:15 am. I had no problems falling asleep but when four o'clock rolled around I practically sprung out of bed, bright eyed, bushy tailed, and ready to start the day! WTF? Luckily I only had to lay in bed and fail to fall back asleep for an hour because at five Elze had to wake up at go to work. I took the metro home, walked into my apartment, and went back to messing around on the internet until about nine thirty in the morning. Then I went back to bed and woke up, eight hours later, when the sun was setting and my roommate was making dinner. I'm just hoping that a long relaxing bath will help lull me back to a state of sleepiness so that I can fall asleep before five am this following morning.
How am I supposed to carpe diem and eat when I'm asleep during the peak diem carpe-ing and eating hours of Paris? Hopefully it'll only be a day or two more before I'm back on track and then let MISSION: PARIS commence! So take your party pants out of the closet and get them pressed in preparation for the next four months.