The definition of Jet Lag.
Saturday 3AM - exhausted traveler climbs into bed.
Saturday 4PM - rested traveler awakes and eats ravenously.
Sunday 4AM - no longer a traveler, female subject finally falls asleep after watching 12 hours of tv.
Sunday 3PM - female subject groggily stumbles downstairs to again eat ravenously.
Monday 5AM - female subject knows she cannot face work since she has not slept at all during sundown hours and calls work to schedule a day off.
Monday 9:30AM - female subject forces herself to unpack, do laundry, and generally stay moving to ensure she does not become a vampire, or hampster, or some other nocturnal being.
Monday 11PM - female subject gratefully succumbs to sleep at a normal hour.
Tuesday 2AM - frustrated female subject suddenly awakes as though it is daylight hours...thinks she'll fall back asleep using usual television prompts but no luck.
Tuesday 6AM - female subject finally slides into restless sleep.
Tuesday 7:30AM - female subject pries eyes open and struggles to work. She presents a totally non-comprehensive understanding of her job throughout the day.
Wednesday 1AM - after a wide awake evening of tv, blogging, and other nonsensical activities, female subject finally goes to sleep!
Wednesday 8:30AM - after sleeping through TWO alarms - female subject suddenly awakes and realizes she must ready herself and be in the office in 1 hour. Best commute time ever = 30 minutes. God blesses her with no traffic and she arrives after 45 minute drive at 9:30....looking F.I.N.E. after her 15 minutes of prep.
And now...now it is midnight and where is said subject? Wide awake and burning hours at the office. Hey - it's only 3PM in Brisbane right now - so essentially it is mid afternoon in her mind.
I heard once that it takes a day for every hour of time difference to recover. That means I only have 10 days of this to go.