HENDERSON, KENTUCKY - There are certain things that one learns about the rhythms of the road. When a gas station claims to have "spotless" restrooms, that means that the dirt and gunk areas are too big to be classified as spots anymore. Also, fast food restaurants do not offer baseboard outlets in the seating areas.
We grudgingly deal with the first one, but that latter issue has been a killer. Yesterday, the power outlet in the family Civic blew, and I can't charge my laptop and cellphone while I drive. This car trouble, and the financial issues present in any trip like this, have necessitated a slight change in plans. I will not be traveling to Alabama on Friday to see Troy State
. It would have been a 500 mile one-day jaunt, and I received indications that I wouldn't exactly be welcomed with open arms.
So I will be staying in Bowling Green for an extra day. The missed 100GP game will probably be made up on Sunday, on my way back up north. But I'll promise to attend a day of the Atlantic Sun conference tournament in March to make up for the dropped game. Promise? Promise. Good? Good.
The Official Wife™ has already called ahead and scheduled a Friday appointment with a Honda dealer in Bowling Green so that I can stop sniffing around for power outlets and managing my laptop life in two-hour battery increments. So Friday will be catch-up-on-writing-in-the-dealership-waiting-room day. This also means that there will be a backlog of travelogues published as well, the ones that have been missing from this site for the past few days.
Of course, all of this may come as a disappointment to some. Not the basketball changes, but that there are more endearing blow-by-blow details of the RSBGT coming. A 10% drop in site attendance from Monday to Tuesday (after travelogue 1) would seem to indicate that the backstory is not as appreciated as other areas of the coverage on The Mid-Majority ("more basketball, less talk please," as one e-mailer put it). But I maintain my resiliency, and adhere to the greater purpose.
Not everyone is running for the hills, though. This lovely "Tennessee Jed" tribute from reader and fellow Deadhead John:
The Vols aren't mid-majority
You blog SoCon and OVC
Down in Tennessee
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