Sorry I have been gone for so long. I've been working my fanny off, for real. Last week had me hand delivering 42 personalized gift boxes to our local clients.
This meant that I spent half the day driving around Dallas and Fort Worth, and everything in between. Most stops had me small talking with the client--for most this was the first face to face interaction with the girl they speak to on the phone: me!
As much fun as it could have been, it wasn't. In and out of the car, boring 40 minute drives, mid-day traffic (are there that many people with nothing to do in the middle of the day?), and lack of a lunch. UGH.
At one stop, a woman thought I was a courier and wanted to tip me. Yeah, time to find a new job!!
Then it was off to Lubbock for an AWC conference.
I've been to Lubbock before, way back in the late 90's, for a football game. Meaning, I was drunk and didn't pay attention. We could have been in Canada for all I knew.
Never before had I been in Lubbock. Let's talk about flat.
The drive from the airport to the hotel, gave me a great view of the other side of town. Seriously, that's how flat it was.
My hotel sucked. Un-vacuumed floors, maids who didn't listen, front desk people with bad directions, a first floor room, bad room service, and a floor full of un-ruly soccer players.
As much as I adore a good looking soccer player, whoa I think that's an oxymoron because I have, yet to meet an ugly soccer player, whom is male.
The soccer team made me feel old (er).
They were so loud and rambuncuos. I had to call the front desk several times to complain. Wasn't it just the other day when it was I, on the other side, being part of the loud group?
I kept calling because I think I was the only one in the hotel trying to watch "Hope and Faith" and "Erin Brokevich" on a Friday night, in a hotel room.
Before you say, why didn't you go out? Let me tell you, I tried, I really did. Thursday night I went out to the Depot District.
I didn't want to bear it alone after dark on a Friday night, even though it is Lubbock. Then Saturday the AWC group was heading out for a hay-bale ride (what fun!). While in line to board the purple tequila bus to take us there, the conductor (?) was taking tickets and my company decided that it was too much for me to go and failed to register me for the fun night out. Yeah...new job?!?
I was stuck with the hotel restaurant food (the barbeque plate) and bad Friday night TV, which led to me succumbing to the power of ordering a movie for $12.99---what a freaking rip off!!
Must Love Dogs was kinda cute.
It was different to see Dermot Mulrunney as a jerk, but he was a sweet surprise, I had no clue he was in the film. Nor did I know about Stockard Channing. The people I did know was Elizabeth Perkins, who by the way had very little screen time I was screaming for more. And John Cusack--okay for a picky actor, he should did pick an odd role.
That was that, being Lubbock.
I'm back now and promise to update daily once again.
I swear if I could stay home and do nothing for at least one weekend before the end of the year, I will be so happy. That ain't happening--next week is San Antonio (beware--that is the warning!) and the weekend after that is Waco, TX for the UT-Baylor game. Hook 'Em.