Thursday, April 26, 2007
Home Again, Home Again, Jiggidy-Jig
Often you hear how coworkers spend more time with each other than their families. Nothing illustrates that more than a two-day trip, with 10 of those hours trapped together in a car.
Tuesday we enjoyed a lovely day of chasing the western sun. We arrived in Fort Wayne with time for a shopping excursion. Then we found the Taylor campus with no problem. After filling up on wonderful Italian food, we arrived -- with no time to spare -- to a full classroom.
Sharing the 3-hour time with 2 other editors really helped the event pass quickly for me -- and we sure packed in a lot of information about all aspects of publishing. I bet the listeners are still trying to sift through all we said. But free books were a guaranteed way of keeping their attention and winning friends.
I hate speaking to crowds. I'm always afraid of saying something wrong. But it never turns out as bad as I fear.
Wednesday, we feasted on Mexican food with a dozen or so members of the Indiana ACFW. It was hard to part after such a short visit, but we had to get back on the road. Our return trip, we drove home under gray, leaking cloud cover.
Warning -- sugar overload puts certain editors to sleep. Dairy Queen blizzards tasted yummy, but I was left talking to myself behind the wheel for at least a half-hour while the others slept.
Home in time for the American Idol big show. Not sure it was worth the hype, though Josh Groban and Carrie Underwood sang beautifully.
Now back to the old routine.
Editor Du Jour Becky