Trip: Done!

Amazingly, I actually did make it to the train, and to the 5 hours introduction to the new software in Oslo.  Count me more surprised than anyone else.  I even could not sleep more than about an hour and a half in the night.  It was a warm and itchy night, but even after a shower I still could not sleep.  That is pretty rare for me.

The taxi was on time, and the train was mostly empty. I had a double seat for myself to curl up.  Even so, I only slept lightly and for a fairly short time.  I did spend some time meditating though.  Still, I was barely conscious during the first hours of the presentation. Luckily I was not the one presenting, and luckily I did not actually get qwerty on my face. I think I got most of what we were supposed to.

Oh, and I had the invitation mail and the road map on my mobile phone, which came in quite handy to find the place.  I hadn’t been there in something like 10 years, and I my sense of direction is somewhat like a parrot fresh out of its cage. I was afraid I would have to use the GPS and Google maps, but the mail and attachments were enough (despite a false start.)

The train home was a bit slower, and also I spent the first half of it with only one seat, which made it hard to sleep.  After a while the guy beside me left.  He was probably just fed up with me cuddling up to him. ^_^ After that I slept well for a while and was not tired at all for the rest of the evening.

I left home a bit before 5 AM and came back a bit past 22 (10PM).  In my physical mailbox was a package from Amazon with the movie “Peaceful Warrior”.  It is not particularly good, don’t buy it.  Just borrow it.  Luckily it was fairly cheap, at least by Norwegian standards. Some people I kinda know have been talking about it so I got curious.  I guess there is always the Pirate Bay, but for some reason they seem to have a shortage of spiritual films…

Anyway, with that there was no time left, quite the opposite.

Travel day

When this entry is posted, I should be on my way to Oslo, for my job.  I bought train tickets online on Monday, and fetched them at the railway station yesterday.  All is in readiness, for casual values of readiness.

Based on the past, however, I will probably not be on that train.  Something will have happened to keep me from going.  Most likely I got sick during the night or in the morning. But I may also have overslept despite having both my clock radio and mobile phone set to 4AM.  The taxi that should take me to the train station did not find my address, or the road was blocked for some reason.  I read the wrong time on the ticket, despite reading it 10 times.  I forgot the tickets.  I have no idea what, but for the last couple years or more I have been virtually unable  to travel any long distance.

And I used to enjoy traveling with train, too.  Oh well.  Let us see what happens this time.