Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New Places, New Faces

     I am not in the Worldwide Headquarters right now, Company.  That is the truth.  I am in a different, new, and exciting place.  Well, not really.  But it is exciting to me because I have never been here before, and I love going to new places.
I tried to look down this road but I failed because I
tried to look down the road that ran in the other
direction as well.

     I am one of those people who want to go to every place that I have never been.  Well, scratch that.  I want to go to most of the places that I have never been.  When I am travelling to somewhere new, I want to turn down every road that I come to in order to see where it goes.  When I am riding in the car and not driving, I am like a little puppy because I freak out and try to look down both direction of every cross road when we go past.  The usual end result is that I see nothing, but I still haven't learned.  When I get to a new city, I always start by watching The Weather Channel to see what type of locations they put on their "Local on the 8s" and then I read the friendly local phone book.  Not the whole thing, because I don't need to know all thos people's phone numbers, but I read the front pages with lists of parks and maps and government information, just to get an idea of what it is like to live in the place that I am visiting.  Then, when I come home I usually try to look at my hometown through the eyes of a visitor.
     So I know that I am what scientists would call a dorkus mallorcus.  And that is fine.  I am happy to wear that title because being that way while traveling makes me happy.  It feeds my lame soul in some sort of way.  And that is what life is all about, don't you think?  So I am having fun exploring the area in which I am staying, even though it is a sad chore that brings me here.  At least there is some sort of silver lining, right?  I think so.

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