Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Traveling Man

DNasty has been on my mind the past two days as he packs up his life and relocates way south. It is bittersweet. I am happy that I got to see him and Mrs DNasty on Saturday/Sunday, sad because I hate goodbyes. The Mr. and Mrs. are a great couple, DNasty is a good dude. I did not see them a lot, but practically everytime I was in Michigan. I don't get to Florida.

Anyway, I was remembering the times that I drove cross country and the junk that floated through my head. I have always had a fascination with numbers, miles, times and would always calculate how much time my speeding would save me. It would go something like this - I am exceeding the speed limit by 10 miles an hour. If I do this for the next 6 hours, this will knock off a whole hour from the trip. Sweet! The only problem with this line of thinking is that it would give a false impression that this task might finish sooner. This is a false hope. No matter how fast you go, it takes a long, long time to drive across country. Now that I have a GPS, it takes some of the guesswork out and gets rid of the mental gymnastics calculating arrival time that I used to do in my head to pass the time while driving through Oklahoma (sorry GCox) or some other relatively flat state.

I wish DNasty all the best in his life change and I am looking forward to the first post from Florida announcing his safe arrival. Godspeed D.

3 comments:

HighOnPoker said...

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GaryC said...

No need to apologize to me. I know how flat Oklahoma is, believe me. Once you get past OKC headed west, it is horrid. Same thing if you're headed north. Kansas and west Texas are horrible road trips...unless you're headed to the casino.

Tell D I said good luck with the move also.

G

TripJax said...

Me thinks D will have to change the color of his blog once in Florida. Black just isn't a Florida kind of color. Maybe maroon or pink would be more fitting...

I hope he's doing well. I hate moving.