I’m pretty good at being optimistic (or ingesting the perfect balance of chemicals as required for the circumstances to induce a feeling uncannily similar to optimism). The last twenty four hours have been unusually tough… temporarily away from family traveling and then: late late night el station hang out with humanoid beings most certainly from another planet.. ever get that feeling your arm is grabbed while you’re sleeping and you wake up freaked out?? me neither – until last night!.. you know how when you are literally awake every 5 min all night long and then you have to be awake the next day (and professional!) and all you can do to keep going is eat continuously?? yup, been there done that.. oh, and know how you have to keep your sanity even when you haven’t slept all night and someone is continuously nitpicking your activities??… hello hot chocolate and chocolate covered graham crackers. phew.