Am I a loser?
My therapist would tell me no. The Pilot would tell me no. I'm pretty sure the ladies at church would put their arms around me with that pitiful look and say no while hoping for some good grist for the
gossip prayer group.
I don't think I'm a loser. Am I?
I'm asking myself because during this week of traveling, while enjoying the sites, smells, and sounds of the Oregon and California coast have I been really resentful that I couldn't tweet and drive? I mean, I tried... I did get a few phone tweets in... while the car was stopped, of course. But I couldn't get involved in the conversations. I couldn't respond to all the smart comments about the trainwreck interview or get in on the Letterman situation. I did get some "suspended" tweets in, but then missed the moment that cool little bar at the top was added. I was left with screaming at the radio that was set to one of four satellite stations that was coming in through the Redwoods. I looked around at the beauty of the thousand year old trees and cursed them for blocking transmission. I so wanted to be in on the tweeting and linking and researching laced with some mocking. You know, politics a'la Twitter.
Then there's all the other stuff I've been missing out on...
Quirky moved to Houston. The Writer Mama is launching a new book. Redneck Mommy dyed her hair purple. And then there's all the enlightening links that Guy Kawasaki throws in. Oh, and I just started following the coolest lady, Pistachio.
Okay, so yes, I'm definitely enjoying my trip. Except for being gouged at the pump by a little station in some Twilight Zone town called Minerva. ((Little tip. If you ever come upon an exit pointing to fuel and bathrooms in Minerva... Hold it... there's a cleaner, cheaper, way less Deliverance type stop sixteen miles south. You owe me, big time!)) I'm looking forward to the opening of the California Academy of Sciences museum tomorrow. In about an hour, I'll be biting into THE BEST french toast ever at La Boulange. After that, we'll be heading to the Exploratorium so that
I can the kids can play learn. We'll probably spend a little time in our awesome city view suite (Thanks, Pilot!) catching up on school work. It'll be a good day.
But the whole time, I'll be jonesin' for a tweet...
Such a loser.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Am I a loser?