Sunday, July 15, 2007

Alarm clocks and taxis and laptops, oh my!

Sorry I was missing in action all week. I really did plan to post at least once from Dallas, BUT....

Too late last Monday night, already sleep deprived (because I'm stupid and didn't get enough sleep Saturday or Sunday nights) I set my alarm for 5:45 PM.

Problem was, I had a car picking me up at 6:45 AM. Oooops. So my wake-up call was the taxi company calling wondering why I wasn't answering my door.

Luckily, I was 99.9% packed, but one thing I hadn't packed was my laptop. I figured it would be smart to leave it charging and turned on over night, so that I could check my flight information in the morning, then turn it off and pack it...

I realized I'd forgotten it before the car even hit the highway... But since I was already running later than I'd wanted (and had made the driver wait for 20 minutes while I frantically got ready) I didn't ask him to turn back.

The result was the most cut-off I've felt in a long, long time. Even when traveling in Morocco two summers ago I managed to check my e-mails several times and to read the headlines on a few news websites. This year the world could have ended and I wouldn't have known... Not that there's a lot of spare time during Nationals to blog or read e-mails... Just saying...

So, that's my long-winded apology for not blogging from the conference. I'll try to put something worthwhile re the conference on DWT later in the week to make up for it.

5 comments:

Wylie Kinson said...

You were missed, Maureen! Welcome back. Can't wait to hear more about Nationals when you get time.

Sara Hantz said...

Great to see you back.... can't wait to hear all about it!

Christine d'Abo said...

We missed you big time. I'm glad you made it in one piece and had a great trip. Can't wait to hear more.

Karen In Toronto said...

The same damn thing happened to me a number of years ago...the wake up call from the limo company. The frantic dressing and packing. The anxious drive wondering if I had missed the check-in time. I fought a wedgie all the way to the airport where I discovered that in dressing in the dark (trying not to wake my husband) I had put my underwear on backwards. :)

You were missed. I hope you'll post more about your trip.

L.A. Mitchell said...

If you'd been in your room checking your email, we may not have had those great conversations at National. I've added you as a link from my blog so my posse will know what a talented writer you are.
Laura :-)

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