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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

OK, you caught me

A couple of people have emailed me to say that my last few posts seemed... how to put this gently... pre-packaged.  Um... guilty as charged.

I am currently in India and have been in transit since Saturday night.

The bad news:

1.  While I know that Tourettes is nothing to make light of, and those suffering from it have no control over the symptoms.  Sitting next to a chatty insomniac with Tourettes on an overnight flight from Tel Aviv to Bangkok should qualify a person for some sort of award.  Two Benadryls and a double bourbon did nothing to dull my senses.

2.  "Free Internet" access seems to be dead in Asian airports.  Many coffee shops offer it, but it turns out it is given in bite-sized 15 minute increments... forcing you to buy more coffee and other stuff in order to qualify for another 15 minute session.  Who can surf under that kind of pressure??

The Good News:

1.  The flight from Thailand to India (on Thai Air) was wonderful.  The flight attendant took one look at the bags under my eyes and moved me to a row all by myself where I could stretch out.  They didn't even wake me for landing.  Somehow they managed to cover me with a plush purple blanket... buckle my legs, waist and shoulders in with the three sets of seat-belts... and left me to sleep until all the other passengers had deplaned.

2.  The hotel in Goa is as luxurious as I remember (remember the bathtub big enough for a lawn party?).  It was raining cats and dogs, but it was such a warm rain that I didn't bother with the umbrellas they had stationed at the entrance to every room and building.  I even did a meditation class after my morning session on the treadmill... and you'll be proud to know I didn't fall asleep like last time. (Imshin will certainly appreciate that).  I opted not to try the Yoga class this time since I think my body is not, um, yoga-friendly. 

3.  I am now in Delhi and got a free upgrade to a 'club room' at my hotel.  I don't know what I did to deserve this, but I'm not complaining about the lush digs, free everything and hot & cold running attendants waiting right out in the hall to bring me anything my little heart might desire 24/7.  Another Cappuccino?  Why yes, thank you.  I believe I will. 

Blogging may be spotty for the next week and a half until I say goodbye to the sub-continent... but I'll try to post tidbits when I get a moment.

Posted by David Bogner on July 28, 2010 | Permalink

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Thanks for the update. Enjoy India.

Posted by: Ilana-Davitata | Jul 28, 2010 1:42:38 PM

Don't make it sound too good - Zahava might not appreciate it :-)

Posted by: Yossi | Jul 28, 2010 4:03:05 PM

Sounds amazing. Enjoy!

Posted by: SaraK | Jul 28, 2010 6:25:45 PM

you are probably getting the good room treatment as hashems way of paying you back for the really bad experience a few months back.

btw, in case you have no clue who i am, i am married to Rivkah-was-Nemoy-now-Miller from connecticut.

Posted by: Yehuda Miller | Jul 28, 2010 7:54:46 PM

Have fun! Living out of suitcases is so, well, crappy (I tried to think of a more genteel word, and failed), that you have to grab all of the fun bits of innocent pleasure you can. Bring presents for the kids and The Goddess -- and everyone will forgive that you enjoyed yourself. (It always worked for The Major.)

Posted by: rutimizrachi | Jul 28, 2010 10:39:31 PM

It's Tourettes.

Posted by: Nina | Jul 29, 2010 6:24:38 AM

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