I’m So Tired

I picked up my laptop from the repair shop today. The new fan is purring quietly. I’ve used the computer for about two hours. It hasn’t hung up. It hasn’t crashed. And it hasn’t spontaneously shut down. I haven’t spontaneously shut down myself, but I’m very close to crashing. 

As I mentioned before, I prefer walking to taking cabs (or really any other form of transportation). However, I did take a cab to the shop in Los Remedios again today because it’s nearly 4.5 kilometers (about 3 miles) away. To make the trip a bit more interesting (other than just running an errand), I walked home, took in some sights (and photos), and stopped to tour the Museum of Archaeology in Maria Luisa Park. It’s a fascinating place and I have loads of photos to share. But not today.
I crossed the river via Delicias Bridge (which roughly means “delights” and not “delicious”). It’s further south than I’ve ever walked in the city and the view was — delightful. The bridge leads to a street that leads to Paseo de las Delicias, which runs alongside Maria Luisa Park as well as the aptly named Delicias Gardens. Given that I toured the museum, strolled the park, and browsed a bit along the way, I probably walked over 5 miles on the return trip. I’ve done that a number of times in the past two weeks. And I didn’t get enough sleep last night or the night before. I need a siesta!

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

23 thoughts on “I’m So Tired”

  1. Taxis prevent one from taking the air properly. What you need, young man, is a good sedan chair (a litera to you Spanishers). Something with light French lace curtaining and a team of not less than eight O'Lympian porters able to reach twelve or fifteen miles an hour. Anything less than twelve miles an hour and you just don't get the breeze you need. Also, liberally use an atomiser with a good eau de cologne such as Plymouth gin – the evaporation has a great cooling effect on the neck and other anti-swooning areas.

  2. Give me 'a siesta' anytime, Mitch…I need this every once in awhile.I rejuvenate…can't be too long though…too long makes me wonky. So go enjoy your well-deserved rest!

  3. The unending heat does not make for restful sleep for humans, cats on the other hand, love it! Our daily temperatures are still up around 90 but at least the humidity is down–and the days are shorter so it cools down more overnight. Of course, you're a lot closer to the equator. Maybe you should try keeping a purring kitty close to help you sleep!

    1. Ms. Sparrow:
      Well, I can't blame it on the heat, since we've got quiet, central AC going all night. Pretty soon we won't need it. We're actually not any closer to the equator (well Sevilla is maybe 7 degrees closer than Minneapolis, but that's nothing; we're only about a degree south of St. Louis, MO). Like yours, our nights are cooling down now. 95 during the day, 65 overnight. Glorious to be out late. And those purring kitties (when they're in the mood) keep ME close when they choose. Makes me happy, but doesn't help my sleep!

  4. I miss that kind of urban walking. Leisurely yet productive, with many choices of path. And it's good for you. Here in the country, our walks can get kind of samey. But I'm not complaining. I've often thought how lucky I am to be able to take walks and hope to continue for a very long time.

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      So glad to have put Madeline Kahn's voice in your head, but I hope she's not finally driving you crazy.

      I love urban walking. I used to spend entire days walking the streets of New York. My sister loved to walk and had me convinced the subway only went as far north as 34th Street. I'm sure, after a few years here, the city walks will get kind of samey, too. Your walks are so picturesque. One of these days, we'll be doing the same in Spain I think.

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