It’s the little things…

by sam on 10/2/2005

…that make you realize that traveling for work is actually not the same as being on vacation. Like spending an entire, beautiful, rain-free Saturday never getting further outside than your interior courtyard-facing patio because you have to work all day. And when I say "all day" I mean from when I woke up at 10 in the morning (oops! slept in!) until 11 p.m.

All meals? courtesy of room service. My one spot of inspiration involved getting them to hook me up with extension cords for both the power and the internet on my computer, just so that I could sit outside all day. So, while I run the risk of tripping over said cords and breaking my neck, I think it’s worth it.

Anyway, I finally had time this morning to upload my photos from last weekend, when I went and stood on line at the Vatican for, like 3 and a half hours in order to get in and see the Sistine Chapel (note to readers – when you come to Rome and hear about how the vatican is both open and free on the last Sunday of the month, don’t get sucked in – go on another day and just pay the $20 to get in). I ended up standing on line in front of a bunch of horrifically obnoxious contiki tour group teenagers, who thought it was perfectly appropriate to (a) continuously try to cut the line and (b) dress like britney spears when visiting the pope’s house. I learned such fascinating insights while waiting such as "hipster jeans are, like, totally out this year!". I wanted to shoot myself after about an hour.

In other news, we did finally hear back from my brother, who is abso-fucking-lutely the luckiest guy around – he’s getting the best assignment in micronesia for the next two years – working in the small business development office in Koror, Palau. I’m already researching scuba resorts. And here he was worried that he’d end up in a place with no electricity.

ciao for now…I think it’s time for a nap…

[Update 2015] In an effort to reduce the number of holdover pages on the blog, I am slowly (very slowly) integrating these albums into the appropriate historical posts on the blog itself. As such, photos referenced in this post now appear below.

week 1:

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week 2:

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