1. Even though the voltage converter that I use to power up my laptop went down, thus rendering me laptop and internet-free for the day, my dad came through for me with a solution. Thanks, Dad! Also, I made friends with the concierge here who has been most helpful. Anyone coming to stay in Bologna - stay at the Albergo Centrale. The service here is awesome.
2. I managed to keep most of my appointments today and reschedule those I missed due to an onset of the flu last night. Yes, folks. I'm sick as a dog. I am chalking it up to 3 weeks of crappy sleep and some dread disease I probably contracted from the icky bus ride yesterday. So, I'm on a steady diet of water, breadsticks, and ibuprophen (also an integral part of my diet for the past 6 weeks when my back was giving me grief.) And, staying on the positive note, my boss is saving a whack of money since I haven't bought any food in the past 36 hours, at this point :)
|Artists post their flyers on this huge wall that stretches along |
part of the walkway into the fair. It's about 3 or 4 times longer
than what you see in this picture.
And you can bet that I didn't take the bus today.
Tonight, I spent most of the time trying to figure out how to get power, calling my family, and trying to get some sleep. So, of those three things, I was successful at two. The sleeping thing isn't working out. But on the upside, I found an MTV Live channel that's been playing some pretty good concerts - I've seen Oasis, Lily Allen, Ryan Adams, and now, Snow Patrol. Certainly beats listening to the demons in my own head.
Tomorrow will be better. Right? Well, I guess I'll find out in about 5 hours when my wake-up call is set to ring.