Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Annoying habits...

It's been a busy winter so far, and I've spent quite a bit of time driving to far away places to slide on cold snowy stuff.  Thankfully, I've done a lot of this driving solo - but even I'm annoyed at the things I do.

1.  Press the scan button.  Allow radio to scan for up to 20 minutes.  Listen to 2 minutes of a very crappy song to which I can sing some of the words loudly.  Press scan again.  In north central PA and West Virginia, there are a plethora of country music stations and radio ministries.  I don't care for either.

2.  Tell myself I'm not going to eat candy.  Bring grapes to substitute.  Buy candy the first time I stop for gas.

3.  Forget to bring my water bottle out of the trunk after having a dead battery - 2 hours of parched-time.

4. Bring way too much stuff.  A boot/gear bag, a bag for the other uniform, a bag of clothes, a cooler AND my laptop bag.  On the last trip I brought two pairs of skis - like no one in West Virginia would have an extra pair if I broke a binding or something.

5. Leave my cooler in the car, figuring it is cooler out there.  Forgetting that even a cooler won't keep grapes from freezing when it's in the single digits.

6.  Singing loudly without knowing the words to pop music and hip-hop.  Even when it's the third time that hour that the Fireflies song is on.

This week, I'm staying home.  The car has a new starter and a new battery.  It won't even get to go on my next trip - someone else is driving to Elk next week!

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