08 June 2009

Not goodbye, just see you later

I figure I should let you all know that tomorrow, I'll be checking out of this northwest-Chicago-suburban popsicle stand for a few weeks to drive all the way out to Northern Maine to visit my wife's family and some old friends from the mean streets of Caribou and Presque Isle.

During this time, I should have posts popping up on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays as usual, but my e-mail responses to comments will be spotty at best, or nonexistent at likeliest.

So while I'm off today desperately packing for our long, long, long 1400-mile drive in a Camry with a 5-year-old and 2-year-old, I'll give you something to discuss amongst yourselves.

As I began last night to assess the unbelievable volume of little bits of crap my wife has let pile up in the car over the past school year, I found a notable scrap of paper I'd dropped* a few weeks ago.

On it I'd recorded an amusing conversation opener from the lady herself while we were driving somewhere, after she'd had yet another in a chain of is-it-summer-yet long/violent days with the generally lovable 7th-8th grade Special Ed. students/gang members she teaches:

"I have a feeling quite a few of my students are going to get the s*** beat out of them [at home] tonight, and to be honest, I don't feel too sorry about it."

Negative-three days till summer break! Am I right?

When I get back, we'll all be more than two weeks closer to me pathetically hanging around downtown trying to meet random BlogHer attendees. If you'll be one of them, let me know!



* To be fair to me, it is HER paper and I had picked it up off the floor of the car to start with. So, in essence, I was subconsciously putting it back where I found it, 'cause that's the kind of person I am. I put things away and take care of my immediate area so I never HAVE to formally Clean The House/Car.

So now thanks to this footnote, we'll have something fun to discuss in the car tomorrow. Wish me luck!!!

11 comments:

Middle Aged Woman said...

I can survive with just three posts a week. But now I'm trying to figure out how I'll get to BlogHer!

Chris M. said...

Wait wait wait...so you're going to be stalking the BlogHer deal?

Say it ain't so, Dan.

Say it ain't so.

-Chris
Weather Moose

Russ said...

I miss Maine. I used to go nearly every year from age 3 to 33. Now, it's just too expensive for a long weekend on one income.

feefifoto said...

Hope you're bringing lots of audio books on your drive. They work wonders for our family.

Midlife Mama said...

Cool! Have fun. I'm cracking up inside at the thought of being cooped up inside a relatively small car with a 5 year old and 2 year old. Glad it's you and not me. I've served my time captive in a small car with small humans, who can generate noise level that Nasa picks up on the space station radar. *snort.* Good luck with that.

I wanna go to BlogHer... (I can whine really good, can't I?? ) LOL

Midwest Mom said...

Presque Isle is beautiful.

We'll be doing a similar trip in a few weeks. (Minus the BlogHer stalking bit.)

To be honest, I'm looking forward to a nice long drive.

Did I just say that?

Have a safe trip. I'll be sure to hack your site while you're gone.

;D - Julia (aka the reader whose sanity remains in question)

Swirl Girl said...

have a safe trip and bring a voice recorder for the blog fodder...little scraps of paper are too easily misplaced (or eaten to conceal the evidence)

Just me... said...

May the force of your choice be with you!!
You couldn't make me take a 1400 mile trip in a Camry with a 2 and 5 y/o if you had a rope and a gun..
Take care!! Oh, and let us know how many times you say 'Don't make me turn this car around!!'

Miss Grace said...

Have fun! Also, you can RSVP to the people's party at blogher via the bloggess.

Laggin said...

Are we there yet?

A Free Man said...

Enjoy!