Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Of polar bears
Been an overwhelming week and a half. Returned from Brisbane around midnight on Sunday, and was on the go again on Monday in Christchurch. I’m finally back at my desk today with a ton of work which I now need to do. I’m tired, cranky and feeling like I’m crashing.
Brisbane was such a big adventure for me. After working hard for two days, I went to SeaWorld on Saturday and had a blast. I took so many photos with my digital camera that it ran out of memory. Drat. Still, I have about 80 photos, most of them are of the polar bears. And that’s not a bad haul at all.
There were other things I did at SeaWorld as well. I rode the CockScrew and the Pirate Ship. I also went on the Bermuda Triangle adventure and caught a 4D animation called “Planet SOS”. But I spent most of my time watching the polar bears. I wish they had a program like the “Swim with the Dolphins” and “Encounter with the Sharks” with the polar bears. I mean really, if people are allowed to get up close and personal with sharks, why the hell not with the polar bears? It’s just not fair.
So I got home around midnight on Sunday. I was tired, but found it hard to get to sleep. By the time I had to get up and fly down to CHCH on Monday morning, I was irritable and cranky. The meeting went well down there, though, and I finished by 2pm, which meant I had to kill a few hours before my 7pm flight home. I spent some time at the mall wandering around aimlessly.
Yesterday I had to go down to Capital City for a couple more meetings. Looks like a busy week this week as well with a few local meetings. At least I don’t have to wait around airports until next Monday!
I can’t wait for the weekend.