Back home: the day of relaxation

I drove through most of the night, but now I’m back home, trying to force myself to stay awake for a few more hours before going to bed. Tomorrow is my first day at the new job, so I’m just going to take it easy today, catch up on some reading, and chill out in the AC (it’s over 90 degrees today, blah).

So, it seems that my travels didn’t do any good for my skin. Looks like I’ll be taking my reputation to work with me. At least I’m not slinging pizzas, though. As much as I liked that job, the symbolism was a bit too much for me to tolerate.

Typically, getting away from home gives me a chance to relax, which seems to have a positive impact on my skin. I guess I tried to cram too much activity into my brief vacation, so I didn’t get to chill out like I normally would. In retrospect, driving to Mexico City by yourself isn’t all that relaxing, especially when you have to pull an all-nighter to make sure you get home in time to start your new job.

But I’m glad that I did it. Mexico City was a fun place. More than anything, I’m attracted to the way that it sprawls outward and upward. It’s like the Sprawl that William Gibson imagines, a vast metropolitan area that links Boston and Atlanta.

Now back to a smaller city, where I can start to invest in my daily life again instead of escaping into the desert wilds.


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