Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Need Work - Will Travel...Or rather...Need to Travel and Will Be Working...

California, HERE I COME!

Do you hear that? It's rather faint. I can't tell exactly what it is, er, cheering? Screaming? Old ladies dropping their miniature size poodles and running for cover?

Maybe. Fortunately for California, I think the state's large enough to diffuse a Zube infection. And I'll be working, so my antics will be kept to a minimum.

I'm driving there. I leave Saturday. Here's my route. Most importantly, I have a question: any of you fine folks live out that way who might be able to suggest the perfect place for an overnight stay? Hopefully with a really cool, laid back, hole-in-the-wall bar where, like, retired bikers hang out? Or something? I'd like to try to get to Nevada the first day. I know I promised no more alcohol, but I've decided follow my HCG to zero first, and since that hasn't happened, well, I'd like to have an adult beverage when I reach my overnight refuge. I prefer to steer clear of a night in Utah, what with the mess of having to be sponsored by a member of boozing establishments and all. I mean, I KNOW it's not too hard to get sponsored, especially being a single gal (meaning solo, Zube Boy hasn't run away frantically waving his hands in the air just yet) whooping it up on her own, but I really don't feel like messing with it. So, Nevada it is. If you have any ideas, please let me know.

Also, if ANYONE is interested in guest posting, please e-mail me. I know it's really fucking short notice, and my updates have been abysmal lately anyway, but I hate to leave my little on-screen home all empty and lonely for nine days. That's like a cobweb collecting amount of time, and fucking hate cleaning up when I don't have to. Anyone care to keep the windows open and the breezes flowing around these parts?

I'll probably be able to sneak in an entry or two, but there will only be like ten computers at this conference, and people always stand behind you huffing and puffing and shit if you take too long, and I HATE that. And lately, I'm not much in the mood for it either.

I really, truly can't wait for the drive. That's the part I'm looking forward to most. Just me and my brain and my car. I get to pee when I want and hold it when I want and listen to Rush Limbaugh just to get myself all fired up if I want. I can flip the channel to Christian radio if I feel like it. I always like to keep myself abreast to their goings-on. I can do all of the stuff I cannot do when Zube Boy and I take a long trip, because a pissy Zube Boy does not a good travel partner make.

I'm quite excited to get to hang out with my brain again. You know, get the kind of thinking done that only gets done when there is SHIT on the radio and you have no one to tell stupid jokes to. It'll be a reunion of sorts.

16 Leg Humps:

Ginamonster said...

I read your post and got all excited until I saw that you are going to Northern California, not Southern, which means that I can't help with the bar thing and I also can't meet you for a drink.

Zube Girl said...

Damn, ginamonster! I was going to put out an all points bulletin that if any of my blog friends reside around Lake Tahoe, I'm all up for a frothy beverage or ice cream or whatever!

Maybe another time!

kenyatta said...

Oh man! I'm going to be in San Francisco later this week but I leave for LA on Friday. I need to see you soon and I need to meet ZubeBoy!!!

Phil said...

Yeah, I got all excited too, and was like "Damn, girl, you & me have got to get together for some drinks!" But you're only coming as far as Tahoe, which just barely classifies as being "in" Cali. Slacker. Go for the coast next time :)

You shouldn't have any trouble making it through Utah without an overnight. When coming back from my annual trip to Meeker, we head all the way to Elko on the first day. That might be a bit far for you (since you're not coming from Meeker), but you can make it to Wendover pretty easy I would think (which is right on the Nevada/Utah border). Of course, I have no idea what your tolerance level is for driving distance . . .

BTW, we usually stop overnight in Wendover on the ride out, and stay at the Peppercorn. Like most Nevada hotels, it's actually a casino with rooms. But they usually have good prices and decent food. Sorry I can't help on the bars--I rarely stop in Tahoe and try to avoid drinking on my CO trip--long drives, plus messes up my gambling :) Have a safe (and fun) trip.

Phil
Echoes in a Nomad's Head

Al said...

Argh! You'll be ~3 hours too far to the east of me. Too bad, it would have been great to have a few beers at a hole in the wall with you. Only places I know in Nevada are in Reno and by that time, you might as well just continue to tahoe. Enjoy, Tahoe is one of my favorite places!

Spookie the Warrior said...

Aaah, this is just what you need. Wish it was me.
Next time you can come to South Africa, I will have cold frothy South African beer with you, I don't really like beer, but I will have one with you - or an ice cream (shrug) plenty of pubs etc here.
Enjoy your trip and the reunion with your brain - and be safe.

kyknoord said...

Hopw you & your brain have yourself a fine ol' time. Pinky says to say "Hi". FYI, I've quoted you.

SO said...

Have a great trip - I love driving on my own too, I always thought that made me odd, but I feel reassured now! We stopped in Lake Tahoe on our road trip round california in september, its really lovely. I hope you don't have to work too hard and get to have a good look around. As I remember we spent ages at the lake trying to get a photo of a chipmunk... we you don't get them in the UK and they're really tiny and sweet! Bloody fast though! Have fun.

rockyjay said...

Before you leave, I highly recommend you to watch the movie: "Road Trip".

That's kinda 411 for road trips.

Have a safe trip!

Gary said...

I am really excited for you Zube. This sounds like just what you need. And don't worry about finding a great place in California to hang out. There are a ton of them.

BTW, You can post from a lot of public libraries. Just sayin.

Bonanza Jellybean said...

I just did the "getting reacquainted with the brain" thing, too, and it was good. Except that I went to backwoods damn Alabama, and you get to go to Tahoe. You officially suck now. :)

Crazy Lady said...

What, no Vegas? How can you possibly come thru NV and not stop in Vegas? (note the bewildered hurt in my voice) Well, IF you were going to come thru Vegas, and IF you were going to stay the night here, I had some very good suggestions for places to go, (including staying at the Hubs resort) and some really wicked cool *cough* people to have drinks with. Ah well, next time!

Ginamonster said...

And if you had only been in Tahoe LAST weekend, I might have been able to meet you for a drink. I was just in Carson City. Sigh.

junebee said...

Have an excellent road trip, Zube. And this is from your black belt friend - take something to protect yourself with. At least a tire iron.

I have never been to northern CA but I heard it's nice. How come they're making you drive? Too cheap to fly you there? Do you at least get to rent a car or do you have to take your own?

Enjoy yourself and don't worry about us. We'll be just fine!

mothergoosemouse said...

Enjoy yourself! How I would love a road trip. Ditto Junebee - stay safe.

And would you please elaborate on this "sponsorship" business? I know they are strict with the alcohol in UT, but I hadn't heard of this before...

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