Finally underway, and I made it to Durango. It took twelve hours but I’m here.
It snowed all day. I picked up my rental car this evening. Tomorrow morning I’m getting this trip underway come hell or high water. If I can’t cross the mountains I’ll stay the night somewhere, but my friends father who lives in western Colorado says the passes are passable. We spent the day at a […]
This may be the end of what I like to call the “Adam effect:” I always, always have good weather (defined as weather that does not alter my plans) when I travel. Probably it has something to do with the Red Sox. I am ready to leave Denver tomorrow, and it is snowing in the […]
If I had been able to get out of work early today I would probably be on a plane right now. But I’m leaving early tomorrow instead. Last night I called to arrange for a cab ride to the airport. So at 5:30 this morning I was awakened with a phone call: “You’re cab is […]
Almost Thanksgiving. Almost on vacation, too. I am making a point of not over planning this trip. In fact, the only reservations I have are for my plane and rental car. I want flexibility on this trip, which I think I can afford with two weeks of travel. I hope it doesn’t backfire on me, […]
My long eight-day work week is finally over. It wasn’t too bad. I should be thankful that I am not a soldier in Iraq fighting Sunni insurgents. I’ll be cooking some stuffed catfish I brought home this evening. There’s a Cajun butcher in town with all sorts of cool stuff. I’ll have to pick up […]
Lorena called me yesterday, crying. We talked for about two hours. I really miss her. This is painful. On a lighter note, I’m reading the leaflet the cute Jesus girl gave me the other day. It was printed by the simply-named Jesus Christ Baptist Church. According this leaflet, nakedness is a sin! Do they bathe? […]
Quiet and uneventful at work! At the end of the day, one of my colleagues found a comment in the suggestion box. Apparently this man was very agitated that we spell “johnboat” with an “h”. We had a good chuckle at the stridentness of his comment. Anyway, he’s wrong: Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, the standard of American […]
Here’s a Mississippi Moment if I’ve ever had one.
I have to remember not to wear my rain jacket into bars. Now it reeks of cigarettes. And so do I.
Our tiny division sometimes jokes, “God forbid any of us should ever call in sick.” Well, my coworker called in sick (she is very ill), and the rest are on vacation. We had boat tours of the marsh today, and we need two people to run the two boats. I had to split up the […]
Work went fast today despite its uneventfulness. I have a long week this week: I still have five more days to go. I finished out my second year here last week and got a raise. The notice came today. Woo ha. I’m thinking about cutting the Mexico portion out of my vacation. It gets too […]
Work was uneventful. Spending an afternoon at our information desk is making me dread the coming winter. Thank god for volunteers. I’m trying to plan my vacation without planning it. This is a problem. The rental car companies aren’t very breezy about when and where you return their cars. I figured with over two weeks […]
I got up at about 3 AM this morning to sit in a blind and count birds at a nearby refuge. It was cool, just this little chair under a camouflage canopy. As soon as the sun came up a pair of Mississippi sandhill cranes flew in and started feeding about 50 feet from me. […]
I took a nice bike ride into town to have a burger and to meet with Billie the Gregarious Realtor.
I’d like to get a copy of the Telecommunications Deregulation Act of 1996 and run it over a few times with my car. The wireless companies aren’t very competitive, and I don’t want to sign up for a two-year plan. A successful slide presentation about the war dog training camp on Cat Island made for […]
Accompanied a group of environmental educators to Horn Island. I don’t get to go there much. It makes the island I usually work on look like Gilligan’s. Had a good time, but my cell phone took a bath in the sea. After two years, it may finally be time to get a new one. I’m […]
The bright side: In four years we’ll be paying for this nonsense and maybe people will start coming around. In the meantime, I can look forward to other people’s “moral values” being forced down my throat. Got my bicycle back yesterday and rode into town today for lunch. It’s cooled off drastically. I’m supposed to […]
There were long lines at the polling place today.