OG Post: October 14th 2015
Continuing on and getting caught up with the story. So end of day two I'm in bed and can't fall asleep. I toss and turn until about 3AM. At that point I gave up. 3AM here in Edinburgh is about 9PM Austin so I started watching bad Netflix and texting Red until she went to sleep. I got up showered and got dressed for the day. Despite having no sleep I was feeling fine. So I got dressed and headed out to the office.
Right around the corner from me is a placed called Waka Cafe, a little bijou of a place with room to order and one small table with two chairs. Now ordering here was interesting. It's owned by some people from Spain who are speaking a thick brogue-ish version of English with a Spaniards accent. I figured out they said something about sausage, so I said "Yeah that". From there they kept asking me about various options and I just would say, "Just make it the way you would want it". They ended up handing me these two split breakfast sausage links with some kind of savory and slightly sweet brown sauce on it wrapped in a kaiser roll. I ate it as I walked towards the tram stop on Princes street and it was delicious.
I don't know if it was the fact that I was jet lagged and delirious or if it was the fact that I haven't eaten real bread in several years, but it was one of the better breakfast on the go solutions I've ever had. Evidently this is the thing here. While we put all our various breakfast items on a tortilla, in Edinburgh they put them on a crispy crust with a soft center kaiser roll. I approve.
I walked down and got on the tram and went to work. As soon as I sat down the delirium hit me. The coffee machine became my best friend. After lunch it got even worse. By the time I was leaving work and walking back to the tram I was a zombie.
I had messaged the model I was suppose to work with earlier that day and had received no response. I messaged her again from the tram and still no response. At least the other two responded and we rescheduled, but no not a peep out of this one. Three models in three days. At least I was assured the one for tomorrow would show up so it's not a total loss.
After talking with Red for a bit afterwork I passed out from exhaustion. Finally sweet sleep, but it only lasted for about an hour. I awoke very confused and wondering why I was awake but decided to go exploring some more. My goal was to find a closer grocery store that I could stock up from. I though I found one but when I walked there it had changed to a department store. So I decided to walk in the other direction and explore the north end of the neighborhood from where I was staying. I found a little corner market and bought some snacks and smokes. Then I found the best thing ever. Jack Daniels makes a Whiskey and Coke in a can drink. Real cola and real Jack Daniels premixed and in a 12oz can. I bought a six pack and headed back to the apartment.
When I got back hunger had returned so I ordered delivery from a local pizzeria and retired to eating and drinking and watching Netflix until at last sweet sweet sleep found me.