Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Evil That Is Jet Lag

Spending an entire month in a country half a world away wreaks havoc on a person's sense of time.  Jet lag is an evil, evil energy-sapping force against nature.  Dictionary.com defines jet lag as "a temporary disruption of the body's normal biological rhythms after high-speed air travel through several time zones."   It's definitely a disruption, but I'm beginning to wonder how temporary it is.  We've been back for a week and a half now, and I'm not quite back to normal.  Just when I think I'm over jet lag, I'm falling asleep before 9pm.  At least I'm not wide awake at 2am anymore, so that's special.  

An important factor about jet lag that isn't included in the definition is the feeling of extreme lethargy and basic unwillingness to do anything.  Or perhaps that's my true nature, and I'm just using jet lag as an excuse!  

I'll eventually finish blogging about the Japan experience, but it's after 9pm, way past my new bedtime.

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