It’s after midnight as I start this, but I just can’t go to bed knowing that it’s been almost two weeks since I posted. So, I’ve decided to share with you some random observations from this weekend’s trip to Charlotte. Cinlach and I drove up to Charlotte Friday morning and goofed off, and on Saturday, we went to the comic convention.
One of my coworkers remarked about how I was going on vacation, and I said, “I’m going to Charlotte. I’m not sure if that really qualifies as a vacation.”
“Are you going out of town?” she asked.
“Are you coming back the same day?”
“Then it’s a vacation.”
And here are a few tidbits from the weekend.
1 — Greenville is not a large town. It’s one of the largest in South Carolina, but Charlotte easily makes us look like podunkville. However, I was not prepared for the amount of restaurants in downtown Charlotte that closed either at or before 5 pm. On Main Street in Greenville, everyone comes back to town to eat and drink and be merry on Friday evenings. Apparently since Charlotte is a “banking city” (heard that more than once in our search for an open restaurant), they get the hell out of Dodge.
2 — One-way streets… GAH! They are spawns of Satan.
3 — Why do all hotel rooms smell the same? And why do I never feel clean? Is it all in my head? Am I a freak? Wait, don’t answer the last one.
4 — To the dude at the convention dressed as Highlander: I have watched all six seasons of the TV show. I have seen Adrian Paul, and thanks to Highlander Endgame, I have seen Adrian Paul’s ass (Oh the site hits I’ll get with that phrase!). And dude, you are no Adrian Paul.
And to all five of you who have been waiting, I’m working on some other posts, and I’m diligently working to blog with more regularity! 🙂