Thursday, November 11, 2010

It's still Thursday - a rant

So here I am at the Hyatt in Bethesda, after a 5 hour drive (which should have taken 3.5-4 hrs.  I should mention that the Hyatt forgot to tell me I needed to make a U-turn when I got off the highway, in order to find the place. As a result, I drove about 10 miles out of my way in RUSH HOUR traffic.  Gee, they gave me a coupon for a free drink or free Internet for one night (tough call) because of the hassle.

Photos are sparse so far, but when I uploaded my iPhone pix, I saw that someone had taken this lovely picture of me wearing one of my for sale scarves at open studios last Sunday.  Do you notice that it always seems to be the same picture with the same expression.  I could just upload it every year and you'd never know the difference.

In fact, when I went to renew my driver's license a couple of years ago, I asked if I could re-use the same picture from whatever year it was previously.  They looked at me and said yes. By the next renewal I will probably need a facelift to get away with it.  But by then, I will deserve it.

The drive down here was not terrible, but I must say the high point was one rest stop along the way (NJ turnpike, where thankfully, we had brought our own food with us - don't stop at Walt Whitman; Nurse Nancy is a better stop (Clara Barton??).  However, I must say that the restrooms were clean, Beethoven's fifth symphony was playing over the loudspeakers (I had to check to see if I was hallucinating) and the graffiti in the stall was simply lovely.  I had to take a picture.

a refreshing change from "for a good time, call so and so" or a few other choice words. Hard to believe if I hadn't seen it myself.

So that's it for tonight.  We are waiting for Todd (Gillman son and Washington Bureau Chief for the Dallas Morning News) to finish rehearsal for grandson Nate's Sat. bar mitzvah and take us to dinner - or rather, I guess we will take them - LOL.  Meantime, I have eaten so much STUFF with the drink in this bar that I will have to force myself to eat dinner. (wanna buy a bridge?)

3 comments:

Quiet Quilter said...

Oh, the joys of traveling....memories you will keep with you almost forever....I'd still rather go by car than plane, however...

Connie Rose said...

I'm still using a drivers license photo from 10 years ago! In CA they don't seem to give a damn!

Eva said...

If you keep that smile, you'll never need a lift -- you got it by nature.
Creativity keeps the beauty, I notice again. Compare Picasso, Meret Oppenheim, Marc Chagall.