On A Claire Day by Carla Ventresca and Henry Beckett

On A Claire Day

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  1. Antoine Lowray

    Antoine Lowray said, almost 3 years ago

    I know the feeling

  2. DrBonehead

    DrBonehead said, almost 3 years ago

    Been there. Done that. Will not repeat that mistake again. Some statue in a museum somewhere started peeing on me.

  3. win

    win said, almost 3 years ago

    or maybe it was the absinthe?

  4. skeeterhawk

    skeeterhawk said, almost 3 years ago

    When I went to Europe I was so exhausted I slept for a whole day, and was still stuck on Western time. Took weeks to get adjusted to European time. Won’t forget the damp air and rain every other day either.

  5. skarlett

    skarlett GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    This reminds me of my trip to London to see a concert of Paul McCartney: caught a plane from Milan on the afternoon of Saturday, arrived in London on Saturday evening, drank a double espresso at Pret à Manger, then spent the night in Hyde Park with the sleeping bag; up at dawn the morning after, waited all day in the scorcher for Sir Paul, and then, after the concert, on Sunday night, took another plane back to Milan. I haven’t slept very much, as you can imagine, and spent 48 hours without sleeping, only relying on that double espresso that made ma actually bounce off the walls, God bless it! The funniest thing is that the espresso effect wore out just in time, when we arrived at the airport to take the plane back home: I just COLLAPSED on the floor of the airport as if someone just pulled the plug out on me! :D I only could sleep a few hours while waiting for our flight to be called, by the time we arrived in Milan I was practically sleepwalking, barely realizing what was going on around me; made it home in the early afternoon of Monday, went straight to bed and slept until Tuesday morning non stop! :D Anyway, unforgettable experience!

  6. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    On my dad’s second trip to Italy (his first being courtesy of the US Navy in WWII) he discovered espresso, but put it into a regular sized cup. Poor man didn’t sleep for a week and had massive headaches when he returned.

  7. arsmall

    arsmall said, almost 3 years ago

    @skarlett

    Great story!

  8. arsmall

    arsmall said, almost 3 years ago

    @Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Wow, I HAVE to remember these espresso stories. Does anybody know the best way to get over jetlag?

  9. hcr1985

    hcr1985 said, almost 3 years ago

    yikes….if I started seeing leprechauns, I would certainly close my eyes!!!

  10. starlilies

    starlilies said, almost 3 years ago

    Check out her eyes in panel 2 & 3! Wow, she’s really wired! That crash is going to be HUGE!

  11. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 3 years ago

    win: Or at least make the heart grow fonder.

  12. listmom

    listmom said, almost 3 years ago

    @arsmall

    There are some things that help:
    1. drink lots of water on the plane over. Do not drink the booze (it dehydrates you.)
    2. hit the ground running. i.e., get to your hotel, then go out and have a nice walk around.
    3. Sometime around 2-4 in the afternoon, go back to the hotel and get a good nap.
    4. Go out again in the evening, then go to bed at a reasonable time in your new time zone.
    5. Wake up the next morning at a reasonable time in your new time zone, have breakfast, and go.
    This helps me anyway. (Of course, this is the viewpoint traveling West to East.) However, number 1 is always the best thing to do on a long flight.

  13. obeney2000

    obeney2000 said, almost 3 years ago

    Going East is a lot easier than heading west. Whenever I go to Europe I only have JetLag from the flight back.

  14. arsmall

    arsmall said, almost 3 years ago

    @listmom

    Thank you! I’m printing your list.

  15. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Good list, listmom! I follow most of that when we go. Other than that, I keep a schedule similar to here. Of course it helps that we mostly go to Spain and dinner is very late there. So we wake up at 10am, eat lunch at 2pm and dinner at 10pm. We go to bed very late, but that is normal there and keeps me somewhat on Eastern time.
    Unlike obeney2000, it’s easier for me to come home because the flight is during the day. Going to Europe, the flight starts in the evening and arrives in Europe in the morning. It’s really hard for me to sleep on the plane so I’m usually exhausted when I arrive.

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