Friday, January 06, 2006

On the Road Again

. . . On the road again
Goin' places that I've never been
Seein' things that I may never see again,
And I can't wait to get on the road again . . .

-- Willie Nelson
(I think . . .)

Tomorrow I leave for my conference. Today many frantic last minute details are being taken care of, and many large boxes are going to be shipped overnight for Saturday delivery . . . because everything was left to the very last moment. After 3 PM today, everything conference-related should be completed, and then I just have to focus on a short writing project that I must finish before I leave the office this evening. When I get home tonight, a frantic evening of packing will ensue . . . temperatures where I am going will fluctuate between the 50s and the 70s, so I must pack for a range of temperatures. It’s all about layers! I am always cold in hotels, so I’m thinking of dressing for the conference rooms. I doubt that I am going to go out very much in the evenings – the days will start at 6:30 AM and I know that I am going to be running around the whole time, so no evening nightclubbing for me!

I think the hotel has wireless access, so I hope to still be able to use my new laptop to check my e-mail and post a little in the evenings . . . but who knows what will actually happen in practice. Mr. Random got me “Curb Your Enthusiasm” Season 2 on DVD so I’ll have something to entertain me at night.

I am nervous. I have not traveled alone in quite a long time. I know that I can do it, I have done it many times before, but there is still the slight anxiety about it lingering in the back of my mind. I do hope that everything goes well . . . if not, well, then I’ll have something interesting to write to you all . . .

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I may or may not be able to add updates next week, so keep watching this space. Otherwise, I will return to ever lovely Northern Virginia on Friday afternoon and will catch up with you all then..

1 comment:

Virginia Gal said...

Have fun (don't forget to take all the free stuff in the hotel, hee hee)!