I have a dilemma. On one hand the answer seems obvious, but on the other hand I’m trying to convince myself I’m not insane. I think I’m failing, though. There’s an “Up in the Air” preview in San Francisco on December 2 and a friend has a spare ticket. Typically I’d fly out in a heartbeat given the reasonable fare and the fact that this will be the best movie ever as far as I’m concerned. It just feels so right to fly 3,000 miles, be tired as hell, and watch this movie.
The issue? Well, this is December 2. I would return on December 3. On December 4 I have a 9,000 mile trip planned to the west coast and back. I would get back home at 1AM on Thursday night from “Up in the Air” and would have a flight at 9AM to resume my other trip. Between driving home, working out, repacking, and showering, that leaves me a few hours for sleep. So do I basically do a four day mileage run to be able to see “Up in the Air” a bit early, or do I make the responsible (sane) decision and stay home and see it some other time?