You know the drill.
I'm throwing a pity party. You're all invited.
I'm writing from beautiful Stamford, CT. Why, you ask, am I in Stamford and not on my way to Washington D.C.? Because the temperature gage in my car flared up. Was afraid the car would overheat. I had this problem last week but thought it was resolved. So rather than risk the drive to New York City, I'm going to have it fixed first thing tomorrow morning.
This sucks on many levels.
- Not psyched to sink more money into this car after the repairs from three weeks ago
- I was supposed to stay with Joseph Legaspi tonight, but I'm currently at a Marriott
- We were going to a party thrown by Poets & Writers. *BIG SIGH*
- I'm praying tomorrow's early-morning visit to the mechanic gets me in and out in record time, for little money
- Saw this little trip to DC and NY as my vacation. So far, it's sucking royally.
- I'm 45 minutes from NYC, damn it!
- ESPN is based in Connecticut, yet I can't find a decent American League baseball game on TV. What's up with that?
- With everything else going on, this simple hiccup seems larger than life
Of course, I'm thankful that I'm not stranded on the highway with an overheated car. It just sucks.
I'm now on Twitter—one more distraction to keep me from writing.
How many ways are you digitally connected to the world? Besides the blog, I tweet, I'm on Facebook, Ning, BlogHer, Red Room (sort of), and now SheWrites. I'm sure I'm forgetting something. How many social networks are too many?
The hotel has complementary wine and cheese in the lobby. I'm on glass #2.
Earlier, before the car went on sick leave, I was listening to a conversation on talk radio about work/life balance. Do men think about balance in these terms? I read a lot about this subject from the female side of the equation. But I never hear men, single or married, talk about making choices to maintain stability in their personal lives. In my case, I work because I enjoy it, and now I'm the breadwinner for the family so not working is not an option (sorry about the double negative). But I'm constantly thinking about how to spend more time with the kids while remaining effective at work and nurturing a writing career. Is work/life balance a term women created to make us feel better about ourselves?
Keep your fingers crossed about the car, and I promise to do some mobile blogging tomorrow—with photos.