Sunday, June 04, 2006
Plan B: Or If I Die Please Write An Elegy Loaded With Similes
My brother flaked out on me. He didn't board his plane this morning. He's a sweet man; he's been going through some serious issues for the past eight years. He's in a bad place right now. I wish he would let us help him. But he's not even ready to admit he's got problems.
Now, I have to drive to Arizona by myself. I'm worried. This will be a challenge. I'm terrible at reading maps and locating traffic signs along the highway. I'm going to get lost for sure. I'm really worried about driving through St. Louis and Tulsa: the only "big" cities I have to drive through. All those lanes and ramps and exits really confuse me.
Oh my kingdom for a co-driver!
I'm planning on leaving Tuesday morning but that might change. I want to take some time to commit the route to memory and try to practice reading maps. Yes, you read that right. I'm going to practice my map reading skills.