So my sister, the world traveler, has a "no fail how-to avoid jet lag plan". The plan: Procrastinate packing until the last minute and stay up the entire night before your flight. Sleep as much as humanly possible on the plane. Warning: you might wake up dying of thirst to look around and see everyone else casually sipping on their perfectly chilled fruit juice. When you arrive, force yourself to stay awake and go to bed according to the time zone in your new location. Easy enough, and it actually worked quite well on the way to Germany; however, this time around I am just not so sure. I got the staying up all night part right, but the flight was delayed for 4 hours and when we finally did board there was a screaming baby in the row over. Not to mention most of the occupants were just a tad nervous that the plane we were riding for the next, 13 hours or so, broke down on the runway the day before and was being worked on until the very moment we loaded ("I guess this will just have to do for now"). The flight delay was long enough that I missed the rest of my connections and so the airline put everyone up in various hotels in Philadelphia.
Long story short, the front desk is scheduled to do a wake up call at 7:00 a.m. (a decision I naively made yesterday) and I woke up at 2:00 in the morning of the time zone I am trying to prepare for, writing a blog post about how to avoid jet lag. Um, well…there is not a lot to say.
Actually, there is. I realized I was a little sleep deprived when I was quickly glancing over new posts in my reading list and I read, "A different way to cook babies". While I was quite nearly reaching for my phone to call child protective services I read it again. Bake cookies! Well, that's a little different.
I miss my sis already! Check out her awesome collection...