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November 02, 2005

To Think, I Almost Didn't Go! Part I

Things are busy! I am working 12-13 hours a day, 6 days a week. I have a social life. I am living out of suitcases and sleeping on an air mattress. I’m looking for a house. Any spare moment I get, I need! I almost didn’t go to Tennessee.

Then, I was sick. I felt like I was coming down with the flu! I almost took it as a sign that I should stay behind. Instead, I crossed the border to Mexico to get some Ampicillin and Naproxen to fight this bug! Along with Benadryl and Airborne, I was either going to kill it or piss it off!

Not to mention I was dreading my trip to get to TN considering all the travel I have done in the recent months. I had to drive 3 hours to Phoenix, wake up at 4:30 am to go to the airport, fly to Houston, fly to Atlanta, take the Marta to Morrigan’s work. This was just to get to Atlanta….

….It was worth it!

It started off great with a beautiful drive with Bou and Morrigan through Northern Georgia and Tenneessee. The leaves were changing, the sky was clear and the car was full of laughs! I was so very happy!

We stopped at Ed’s World of Concrete. Bou has the FULL STORY, while I have the picture!


Then we got to our destination. This technology dependent girl was in a town with no wireless phone service! I will admit I was scared! I was going to meet all these people I didn’t know, possibly hadn’t read and who had no idea who I was. I was the youngest person there and possibly the quietest….WITH.NO.PHONE!

I should have known better! I met some of the best people! The first evening Tammi took over the kitchen and made her blog famous Mexican Manicotti. They were devoured! Eric had a great fire going out back. I am afraid Morrigan and I hogged the fire as it was freaking cold! I am still surprised how neither of us were caught on fire by flying embers, that’s how close we were!

Then the music and warmth of the house called us in. This is where some of the guys played guitar for us. I could have listened to these guys all night! And who would have known that we had a great kazoo player!

We made it an early night to rest up for the next day’s events.

Part II coming soon....

Posted by Sissy at November 2, 2005 05:00 PM | TrackBack

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Yet another missed opportunity to meet you. I didn't find out about this until it was too late.

Posted by: Contagion at November 2, 2005 05:23 PM

Pictures! Holy crap. Did you get a picture of Ed???

BTW, I cannot wait to meet your 'Cowboy'. heh heh heh. I cannot quit laughing. Eric has your special hat...

And next time you and I go walking, lets try to find a place a bit less 'hilly'. I thought you might have to perform CPR on this old lady. Sheesh!

Posted by: Bou at November 2, 2005 09:36 PM

It was great to meet you, Sissy. I just wish that I had spent more time talking with you. Next time, perhaps? (And there MUST be a next time!)

Posted by: zonker at November 2, 2005 10:47 PM

It was a pleasure meeting you. Thanks for the kind words about the guitar playing. If all audience peeps were like you, I'd probably still be playing in saloons on the weekends. :-)

Sheesh, after reading about your journey, I feel like a big baby whining to myself about a flight that didn't even take two hours.

Hope to see you again some time.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at November 3, 2005 04:00 AM

I hope we can meet sometime. Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Posted by: vw bug at November 3, 2005 07:32 AM

Man...I was ALMOST not last! ;) Heh. Glad to have met you, Sissy!

Posted by: Key at November 3, 2005 02:47 PM

.. I still can't believe you ladies stopped at Ed's.. that is hilarious...

... a real pleasure to meet you in the flesh, by the way... that hat was YOU, babe...

Posted by: Eric at November 3, 2005 04:31 PM

I could have sat in that fire and I wouldn't have warmed up! It was fun...tater-tots and all!

Posted by: Morrigan at November 3, 2005 10:17 PM

I was sooo excited to meet you. I thought I saw you cutting loose a bit, and then I am afraid you reigned it in....damn, next time I am going to cut the reigns.

You are too cute.

Nice to play the longest game of pool ever with you......

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at November 4, 2005 11:37 AM

It was great meeting you, Sissy, and you wore that hat with pride! I have pictures!! But I won't publish them. Promise.

Posted by: Beth Donovan at November 5, 2005 07:35 AM