Sunday, July 11, 2010

Iowa Blogging

Just a brief post from the great state of Iowa...

Wandered out this way to meet up with some people I've been reading for years, and who've likewise been reading my stuff for a while.

It was originally supposed to be part of a bigger trip, which included stops in Philadelphia and Cleveland, but the fact that I cannot get across the country on my looks alone meant a pared down version for summer 2010. A drive to Iowa (surprisingly pleasant and traffic free) also gave a bit of time for some much needed identity-finding.

I like my job. But it can turn you into The Hammer if you let it, inasmuch as everything starts to look like a nail, even the stuff you do to unwind. It's unfortunate, and it's something I'd take suggestions on. Apparently running for 10 or 11 hours a day makes it hard to turn the "running" portion of your day off.

I say that to say this: I was oddly stressed before the trip, though even now I doubt I could place a finger on precisely why. I love a good road trip as much as the next Hope and Crosby.

The closest I can get is the time expenditure. I was wishing I'd gone ahead and flown.

But now, I'm digging the drive, and the eventual drive home. Like I said, time to think. Decompress. Get back in touch with the stuff I actually dig about myself: namely my charm and my ability to name United States Heavyweight Champions like nobody's business....

7 Comments:

Blogger Jerry in Indiana said...

Tommy,
If you're passing thru Indiana, give me a shout:

(765)481-8335.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Yay on the decompress part. Sounds like this is exactly what you needed! It's good to know what works. Perhaps you can plan some smaller road trips when you get just a few days off in a row - just to mellow things out.

1:35 PM  
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2:03 AM  
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3:00 AM  
Blogger 蕙春蕙春 said...

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3:01 AM  
Blogger 智宜宜 said...

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3:46 AM  
Blogger Cappy said...

Hope ya enjoyed Cleveland.

8:48 PM  

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