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After years of sleep deprivation and learning to fall asleep whenever I can (thank you med school!), I scoffed at the idea that I would be affected by jet-lag. My transition to Kenya time (which is in the same time zone as Moscow, Russia. How amazing is that??) was so smooth--I took my Ambien and slept like a log. I had a few days of some mild sleepiness for a few hours, but it passed very quickly.

I crashed mentally, absolutely exhausted, at around 5 pm yesterday (around 3 am in Kenya) and it was all I could do to keep myself awake until 10 (of course, I then got involved in checking my email so I didn't actually go to bed until 11--addicted? moi?)... and woke up promptly at 5. The funny thing, is that the times really aren't corresponding to my sleep cycle in Africa, so I'm not sure what's happening.

I've been spending the morning surfing iTunes, because I'm bound and determined to be at least one of the 100,000 download winners (http://www.apple.com/itunes/1billion/) and since I only found out about it this morning, I have only a few chances left. I'm now the proud owner of the "Rob Thomas - iTunes Originals Album" and have been swooning listening to Rob talk about making sweet music all morning. I own 114 songs sung by Rob in one band or another. That tops Eva Cassidy (84), Loreena McKennitt (63), Fisher (61), and Carbon Leaf (51). Rob is not the most populous artist on my playlist, however. At 162 songs, Alan Parsons takes that award. :)

I have been out of the music world for quite some time, and I'm running out of ideas of songs to purchase (not to mention money). Suggestions of songs that I must, must have? New or old, it doesn't matter. I just want a chance at a black nano!
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create your own visited states map
or check out these Google Hacks.

My trips over the last 2 months have added Minnesota, Wisconsin, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, with Texas next week. I was soooo close to adding Maine when I visited Dartmouth, but there wasn't a direct road over there, and I had only a few hours and ran out of time. But I did backtrack five miles, so I could claim Rhode Island. :) I've flown so many times out of the Atlanta airport, it's unfair that I can't add Georgia, but in my mind, airports don't count until you step foot into the city. I've been across the Mississippi river from Missouri and can't count that one either. *gnashes teeth*

Still, I had only been to the states in the west by the time I graduated college, so I've done a fair amount of traveling the last five years. I guess friends growing up, getting jobs and moving all over the country is a good thing after all!

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Jan. 17th, 2005 11:22 pm
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Am back. Am tired. And cranky. Don't like airports. Will write more later after blessed sleep.

Love. Peace. Happiness
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AM CURRENTLY ON VACATION IN ILLINOIS STOP IN GOOD HEALTH AND SPIRITS STOP HAVE SEEN MANY STATUES OF LINCOLN STOP INDIANA IS CENTER OF UNIVERSE STOP AMISH COUNTRY NOT PARTICULARLY INTERESTING IN JANUARY STOP HUGS TO ALL INTERNET FRIENDS STOP MISS YOU STOP WILL WRITE MORE IN FUTURE STOP

LOVE ALWAYS JULIA STOP







:) *hugs*
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I've been planning a trip out to visit my best friend in the first weeks of January. I have a little bit of a break and I haven't seen her in a year...

After two weeks of trying to buy the tickets, having them magically disappear when I pressed the "purchase" button--then the price going up, and my other friend deciding that I had to come and visit her too--I bought the tickets yesterday--

--Only to have my friend write me today and tell me that the day I had picked to fly out was the one day she couldn't pick me up.

Screwed.

I called and cancelled the tickets. They'll apply them to future travel, and since I'll be applying to residencies next year, I'll be sure to use them. But they're charging me a $100 dollars for the change.

I'm positively sick to my stomach right now.

I bought new tickets, will be flying out a day earlier, for about the same price as original (huh, that wasn't there yesterday!). It messes up plans with the other friend a little bit, but I'm resilient and I'll figure something out.

I hope.
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