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Whinging. Much, much whinging. I even make me sick. [Jul. 23rd, 2004|02:08 pm]
Zoethe
[Current Mood |weirdwhiny, but somehow giddy too]

Okay, my sort-of-sucky upcoming weekend just tipped over to entirely, irredeemably sucky. After I get off work tonight, I have to drive Erin to her new student orientation in Vermont. The first time I glanced at a map of this drive, the time given for it was 7 hours and 50 minutes - a bitch, but not un-doable.

Just now I printed out directions. 10 hours. Suddenly, there is no arriving in time to get a hotel room and sleep a while, there is just arriving and setting to.

Orientation starts at 9. Erin's dad told me it was a morning program. I finally got someone to send me the schedule. It ends "around 4pm."

After which I have to get in the car and drive BACK from Vermont.

Oh, and there's a parents program for the morning, but no scheduled afternoon activity. My hoipe is that I can find a shady spot and crash for a few hours.

Pity me!!! Waaah!!!!!

The golden light at the end of the tunnel is that Ferrett will be back Sunday afternoon - yay!

I'll probably manage to get out of bed just in time to pick him up.

Did I mention that you should pity me?
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[User Picture]From: shadesong
2004-07-23 06:18 pm (UTC)
Aii! Suckitude. *pet* *pet*
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[User Picture]From: justbeast
2004-07-23 06:25 pm (UTC)
Poor Gini!
I wish I had time this weekend, and could go with you guys. I have an unholy love of long road trips (and have never been to Vermont).
Have a good trip, you two :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-23 06:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, too bad you can't come - it would be much fun!

I am fond of long road trips, too but generally prefer them with some window for sleep included....
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[User Picture]From: ohhjuliet
2004-07-23 06:32 pm (UTC)
You've got my pity! *makes mental note to make sure Meaghan, Michael & Kerrin go to schools that are NOT 10 hour drives*
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-23 06:55 pm (UTC)
Yes, well, I *tried* to talk her into a school nearby, but she was having none of it.

Darn these kids and their own plans for their lives!
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[User Picture]From: heathrow
2004-07-23 06:40 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry! :(
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-07-23 07:05 pm (UTC)
What area of Vermont? Vermont used to be a very close drive for me and I went all the time. I'm trying to calculate why it's that long from Cleveland to Vermont.

Michael
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-23 07:05 pm (UTC)
Up by Burlington. Coshocton?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-23 07:07 pm (UTC)
Make that Colchester
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[User Picture]From: happydog
2004-07-23 07:22 pm (UTC)
10 hours with no sleep and immediate turnaround? Urgh. My sympathies.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-23 08:32 pm (UTC)
Excellent! I shall fuel myself upon pity!

;-)
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[User Picture]From: happydog
2004-07-23 08:44 pm (UTC)
the bush administration is even now investigating whether a car could be run off Pity.
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[User Picture]From: crystalrowan
2004-07-23 07:37 pm (UTC)
Wow - my dad always told me that there was no excuse for whining. EVER. But you've found a good one. :)

*hug* Be careful on those roads! Pack lots of caffeinated beverages because it's going to be HARD to stay awake on that last leg back at night. If nothing else, maybe you should consider staying in a hotel on Saturday night and getting up early, early to drive back.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-23 08:29 pm (UTC)
I intend to pack caffeine and protein. And sugar for the end of the trip.

Alas, I cannot stay because I need to be back here to pick up da weasel - and that I will not miss.

Pity he can't just fly into Burlington and drive back with me, but who knew?
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[User Picture]From: donkey_hokey
2004-07-23 08:18 pm (UTC)
I *do* pity you. Especially after pulling off the Blog-A-Thon last weekend.

We'd offer a temporary crashpad, but I don't think you're making a detour through Utah.

Use Mapquest to track down nearby public parks. Those are always my first choice for on-the-road naps. The parks will show up as pale green, and you'll have a local map to help you find it.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-23 08:30 pm (UTC)
Sinec we are going to be on a park-like campus, I think there will be someplace crashworthy.

At least we can spell each other driving.
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[User Picture]From: fieryfae469
2004-07-23 09:12 pm (UTC)
well shit! If i had the weekend off i'd LOVE a 10 hour drive! I love to take off sleep in the shade, do crazy stuff. My life is so boring lately! Try to see the fun side of it and have a safe time.


Can you reserve a room for a few hours respite??
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-23 09:14 pm (UTC)
If I'm really desperately tired, I may rent a room for a few hours. We'll see.

I love long drives, but 20 hours in 32 is a bit much.
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[User Picture]From: fieryfae469
2004-07-23 09:22 pm (UTC)
i know it is. See if you can reserve a room to arrive late. I've arrived as late as 3 am one time, and then got a late checkout for certain special circumstances.

Good luck and be safe :)
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[User Picture]From: taisidhe
2004-07-24 12:51 am (UTC)

i refuse to pity you

*so there!!*

however, I am looking forward to hearing about all the great stuff that is gonna happen while yer on this road trip... and I think what I will do is offer you points for stuff...

yeah...

the gamer geeque gets a strange red glow in her eyes...

huggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggs

safe journey sweetie... did ya know ya brought me luck?

*me wonders if Ferrett will let me occasionally borrow Zoethe and keep her as a good luck piece...
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2004-07-24 10:12 pm (UTC)

Re: i refuse to pity you

Sure. Just don't laminate her.
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[User Picture]From: taisidhe
2004-07-25 12:13 am (UTC)

Re: i refuse to pity you

pauses to consider Zoethe all shiny...

*sighs*

awright... I promise...

PS have a safe trip home!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-25 03:27 pm (UTC)

Re: i refuse to pity you

So cool about your good luck!

I am sure I can be loaned out again. Maybe it'll work both ways!
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[User Picture]From: taisidhe
2004-07-25 05:16 pm (UTC)

"I am sure I can be loaned out again. "

yes you can... Ferrett said so... um... as long as I promise not to laminate you.

and if I can be your good luck charm too, you can't laminate me either.

*grins*
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-25 05:23 pm (UTC)

Re: "I am sure I can be loaned out again. "

Good. I am feeling in need of good luck just now.
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[User Picture]From: taisidhe
2004-07-25 05:30 pm (UTC)

Re: "I am sure I can be loaned out again. "

You got it...

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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2004-07-24 10:12 pm (UTC)
Love you, sweetie!

Sorry I'm out of town.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-25 03:39 pm (UTC)
If you would have actualy enjoyed this trip, I am amazed.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-25 05:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, there were definitely good parts to it. I could have just used one more day in there for rest.
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[User Picture]From: tygher
2004-07-25 06:46 am (UTC)
Wait .. 10 hours? Where the heck are you driving from and to? It's only 14 hours from here (Charlotte) to New Hampshire.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-25 03:40 pm (UTC)
Cleveland. But it's only 7 hours from here to DC, and it was decidedly 10 hours+ getting to upstate Vermont.
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[User Picture]From: tygher
2004-07-25 11:50 pm (UTC)
Ugh. That's just crazytalk. Damned non-sensical highway system. We need teleportation technology -now-.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-26 12:02 am (UTC)
Indeed. I would pay.
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