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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Cuz I'm a Traveling Jen

That song (Cuz I'm a Traveling Man) has run through my head since Friday, because this week is chock full of travel for me.

I drove to Hell, Michigan on Saturday to sign up for Dances with Dirt with my friend/teammate Nicole. Along the way up, we stopped off to see my friend Jen and have a wonderful breakfast/conversation with her. The only bad things were 1) people can still smoke in Michigan restaurants (kind of hits you harder when you aren't used to it anymore) and 2) Nicole was sick, so we couldn't run the fun sign-up run. However, seeing my friend Jen and having Nicole for company made the 7-hour drive worth it.

Yesterday, I drove to Cincinnati and back in the same day for a client meeting (about 10 hours on the road total). Luckily, the weather was nice, so the trip was uneventful. My co-worker allowed me to drive his car (Audi S8), so he could make his phone calls and not worry about driving at the same time. I had visions of dying in a car crash, so I'm glad he was flexible on that point. I'm not sure the meeting was worth the drive down, but I enjoyed the lovely 72 degree weather in Cinci and was thankfully home by 7:30 PM.

On Thursday, I drive to Pittsburgh and back for another client meeting. I'll have company for that too, but the weather doesn't look as nice.

Speaking of weather, it is just lousy out there today. I think it is harder to take these days after having a random warm day than if it had just stayed cold. I need to get home to vote, but the traffic looks all snarled up. I guess I better go join it. I'm still undecided on who to vote for tonight. One minute it is Obama and the next it is Clinton. I wish Obama had more experience or that Hillary was more likable. Maybe I'll toss a coin. : )

4 Comments:

Blogger GP said...

Well, I hope the weather didn't stop you from voting. I thought the best part of voting in the dem primary is that you were making history either way you voted. And that was a terrific feeling.

It's really painful dealing with the cold after 1.5 days of sunny warmth. But about what would we gripe in Cleveland if it weren't the weather?

At least they don't smoke here. I think I'd wig out if I walked into anywhere smoky now. I've been spoiled. But at least in this sense, it's a good spoiled!

8:48 AM

 
Blogger triguyjt said...

I am spoiled now by the non smoke in places...I would react just as you did....yuckk
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fess up. you had that audi up to 90 miles an hour, didn't you.

5:44 PM

 
Blogger JenC said...

Just once and only because the owner told me to do so. Otherwise, he recommended cruise set on 73 to avoid tickets. It is a powerful machine that feels just as good at 90 as 60!

8:50 AM

 
Blogger Mallie said...

I agree, it's such a tease when you get sunny and warm, followed by chilly, damp and windy. Of course you're still fighting snow, so I can't complain too much, can I?

8:42 AM

 

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