Not to get all journal-y on you, but here’s a recap of Day 1 of my trip to NC.
Woke up at 2:30 a.m. to shower and put a suit on. Oh, and possibly the most uncomfortable cutest shoes in the world.
But it didn’t matter. Nothing mattered. I didn’t want coffee. I wanted to sleep. I was a grump.
The most amazing boyfriend in the world drove the grumpiest girlfriend in the world to the airport. I arrived before the Delta staff. Which didn’t help my mood. While I was waiting around, I decided my shoes were probably a bad life choice.
My boss met me in the terminal. I was beyond trying to form coherent sentences. And the Delta staff had finally decided to arrive. It was nap time.
We boarded the refrigerator disguised as a plane where I fell into frozen coma only to wake myself up with a loud snore. And yes my mouth was open and yes there was drool on my chin. Loverly.
I limped through the Atlanta airport in my stupid shoes, crossing three terminals and making two gate changes before we were finally on our plane to Fayetteville. Oh, but then our plane had a weight problem. Too many breakfast burritos? (yum!) I’m not sure how exactly they knew this would help but they were asking two people to get off the plane. (gulp) Despite the fact that we didn’t have time to wait for the next flight, I was terrified to raise my hand for fear they would say, oh that will do. We really just needed you to get off the plane — you and your ginormous suitcase.
(Did I mention the fact that it took five minutes to shut the suitcase Monday night?)
In Fayetteville we rented the cutest little yellow VW Beetle and I probably annoyed my boss by proclaiming my love for it in every parking lot we retrieved it in. “Look at that cutsie wootsie yellow bug! Whose a good car?! My little yellow buggy is. Gootchie gootchie goo….”
Meanwhile Bad Betty was in rare form. For a minute she thought we were still in Kansas City. Silly Betty, we aren’t in Kansas anymore. She did pull through and found a darling tea room for lunch downtown where I pretended a Ceasar salad with fried Parmesan chicken on top was a healthy lunch option and drank my weight in sweet tea. The latter haunted me half way through our first customer visit.
While the visits went well (Of course. I’m awesome. I’m doing the awesome dance. In my cute little Bug.) my inflated ego got a big ole fat safety pin in it when I realized I had booked our rooms at the Fairfield Inn for LAST week. Oy. Luckily there wasn’t a rush in Fayetteville for mid-level hotel rooms and it worked out.
By dinner I was slap happy and goofy and no longer trying to hide it. And now I’m just delirious and watching 90210 in my hotel room.
I’m really not sure why I’m still up. For a while I was just trying to stay up because going to bed at 7 (or was it 8 EST…) is lame. But now it’s like a game I can’t quit. I’m such an addict.
But there is more sweet tea drinking, customer visits and hours in the Bug with Bad Betty to look forward to en route to Myrtle Beach tomorrow.
And if any of this makes sense then I need a cookie.
Mmmmmm. Cookie. With Sweet tea. yuuuuuuuummm. I’m working on a serious weight problem for the plane ride home.