I just flew back from Boston...and boy, are my arms tired. [ba dum cha] -- Thank you, thank you...I'll be here all week.
Anyway, I hate to travel. The trip to the airport, from the airport...the ticketing, the security line...waiting for the plane and hoping it's not delayed or cancelled. It's non-stop stress. Arriving at your destination, waiting for luggage, trying to find the rental car...ah, it's just too much. Especially when you are by yourself and can't rely on anyone else to help you figure this stuff out.
But I made it to and from Boston without incident. It was my first time there and I saw absolutely nothing. I arrived Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and left Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. following the completion of the course I was there for. Since it is dark at 4:30, I could see anything. On Monday night, I venture from Burlington (where I was staying), back into Boston to try to, ya know, see some sights. Well, it was pitch dark and I could find anything. I spent 20-minutes trying to find Fenway but never did. Having spent over $10.00 in tolls, I finally gave up and headed back to Burlington. On Tuesday, I decided not to even try and just went to the mall in Burlington for dinner.
It had snowed up there about the same as here. It was cold. Everyone wanted to talk about the Patriots. And a few wanted to talk about Boston College's loss to Virginia Tech. Didn't matter to me...I just didn't want to talk about West Virginia's loss. The class was, ummmm, interesting. The guy didn't really teach anything...he just had us work through exercises in a book. Some people in the class couldn't get their exercises done but he just moved on anyway. It was pretty odd.
Other than that, not much to report. I'm just glad I'm back in town and have my luggage. I was surprised by the amount of snow is on the ground here. Didn't really expect that. The roads from Pittsburgh to the West Virginia state line were pretty clear. The roads in West Virginia were icy and snowy...what a shock!
Lastly, how about that Mountaineer basketball team blowing out Auburn? I think they could win 20 games this season and go back to the NCAA tournament if the defense continues to play like that. Should be an interesting season.