I have been invisible for an entire week, almost. I wish I had more to show for it, but… the cold/cough from hell has basically been ruling my life. Also my mom was in town, starting on Tuesday, so I was well entertained throughout my sickness. Did manage to see Spider-Man 2 and The Terminal. More on movies… later.
Today I’m in Wilson, Kansas, celebrating at the After Harvest Czech Festival. To emphasize how bizarre this all feels, a week ago, I had to ask for a newspaper in Italian on my plane, and I ate lunch in the London airport; today, I ate a burger with pickles and ketchup and potato chips in a beer garden where a man with an accordion and a keyboard played and sang “God Bless America.” Now, I’m basically laying around the house, coughing up the other lung and watching TV… and possibly “Starsky and Hutch” on DVD.