Saturday, September 1, 2007

The Bear

The jetlag coming from the US to the Middle East is a bear. It takes me almost a week to work through it, which is obviously something that I don’t do well. Baghdad is 8 hours ahead of Atlanta, so here I am wide awake at 4:00 in the a.m., but I’ll get groggy later in the morning and end up taking an early afternoon nap if we’re not in the middle of something.

A friend of mine recommends taking a Viagra right before you board the plane if you’re flying west to east. He claims that it doesn’t work if you’re going the other way. Swears by it. While I haven’t tried this unique remedy, I confess that I’m puzzled by the science of it. The obvious answer is, yea…you’re not getting a whole lot of sleep on the plane.

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