2.13.2005

Treks to Town

Thursday...Day 1 of treks to town. I went shopping, I survived shopping and came away with two acceptable outfits. However, UGLY clothes abound and whoever designed women's fitting rooms needs to be taken out, stripped, and mocked! Isn't the point to make you want to buy something? But, I digress...

Friday...Day 2 of treks to town. Climb into a car with four other folks and head to a convention center in Chesapeake, VA. Traffic, as usual, is heavy and we are following another car containing the one individual who actually knows where we are going. By some miracle we arrive intact and on time. The luncheon was enjoyable, I looked reasonably well put together and behaved myself -- used the right fork for the right course, etc. Hopefully I didn't do or say anything to put myself out of the running for the job I so desperately want. Following the luncheon we pile back into the car and head back to NC, to my sane little county with its one little stoplight. That's right, you heard me -- one stoplight in the entire county.

Saturday...Day 3 of treks to town. My husband and I headed to Suffolk, VA to see a movie (no theaters here in the county). The company was good, the movie was funny. Afterward we headed out to buy some groceries (aren't we just SO romantic). The traffic in Chesapeake was horrific. People were blocking intersections and it was bumper to bumper. How do people stand it? Don't get me wrong, I'm glad some people thrive on it -- leaves more room for us out here in the sticks.

Going into town three days in a row is a bit much. I was very glad to stay home today. I did my stream monitoring and then my husband and I took the dog for a long walk and a swim. Sure, I appreciate the amenities that life in the city provides -- I grew up with them -- but now, as an adult, I much prefer my swamps and woods.

4 comments:

Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

I don’t know what the current population is of our lovely *cough cough* town is, but I’d say around 59,000. We have the right number of stoplights, a nice-sized theatre, and yet at the end of the street where I grew up…a cornfield (which mutated into a medical plaza over the past 5 years or so).

I am not however, an outdoorsy person. I’m much too wimpy. I did manage to get lots and lots of fresh air and sun today…as I rushed home for lunch with my windows down and my stereo jamming. Yeah! Not even one traffic jam.

As usual, the photos are great. Though I’m not sure I could be close friends with the lizard there. No offense, I’m sure he’s quite entertaining.

swamp4me said...

At 59,000, your "town" has about 5.5 times the population of my whole county. In fact, our one incorporated town has a population of about 300 (if you count house pets).

And not to worry about the lizard, he is a tiny little guy. This particular one was only about 3 inches long. I think you could deal with that.

Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

I don't know, I'm a little wimpy and squeemish. Little dude just might freak me out. :)

Bettyl said...

Hate the clothes shopping thing and hate the Chesapeake traffic even more. I think the next time I need to shop for clothes I'll do it in Edenton. That would be after we've boated there......