I didn’t sleep well last night; I never sleep well in hotels. I tried to sleep at 10:00 local time but tossed and turned for two hours. So I got up around midnight and messed around on the internet until 1. After that I tried to force myself to sleep but it was very light and I woke up at five.
Today was the first time in about seven years that I sat in a classroom all day long. It was a training day and there were about 100 people there. Due to lack of sleep I had to drink a lot of coffee and then supplement that with one of those monster energy drinks. The course was designed to get one excited about working here as well as go over all the basics of joining the company. We learned history, culture, what makes the company different and successful as well as benefits, dos and dont’s etc. There was then a party and for the first time in my life I ate crawfish.
I didn’t linger because I am extremely tired and came back to the hotel. I went to bed at 7:00 PM but it is now 9:31 and I’m awake but almost comotose messing around on the computer. I had to get up to pee and had a very strange dream during those two hours. I was with my family in front of our old apartment on Bush street in a very surreal San Francisco. My youngest abruptly announced he had to poop and being in San Francsico there aren’t a lot of public facilities. To my surprise my wife had a key to the old apartment but in the dream it was very different inside. There was an old Japanese room that looked like something out of the Edo era right next to the bathroom. My son did his business and that is when I woke up realizing I had to do the same.