Monday, September 29, 2008

Right on Kitchen-Dick, Left on Woodcock

When I first saw that sign in rural Clallam County today, I thought it was a joke. Here is this gigantic billboard on the side of the road with a picture of a chicken and the name of a restaurant, and right under it were those directions. I laughed out loud and thought, "clever trick." Then, what do you know, I passed right by Kitchen Dick, then on the way home, passed by Woodcock. Who the HECK names roads in rural counties?

Anyway, this post doesn't have one consistent topic. I just wanted to explain why I've been such a bad blogger lately. I'm utterly exhausted after my social calendar. My good friend Lacey came to visit from Portland, which was a blast! We shopped in Winslow, saw a Mariners game, played tennis, played the Wii, and went dancing. Sunday David and I had a barbecue with family at the house, played games, drank beer, pretty much entertained all day long. It was great fun but I'm very tired after the weekend!

Today was also draining becuase I had to cover an officer memorial in Port Angeles, which was very depressing. I think grief can just overwhelm you, even if its not your own. Also, David just left today for a 7 day business trip in the Midwest, so I'm bummed about that as well.

My schedule is back to normal tomorrow, and I should be blogging again on the ferry!! Stay tuned!


Dan-Eric Slocum said...

This is a great post. Funny and touching.

I know what you mean about covering certain stories.

Over the years, people have asked me, "Isn't the news depressing to you?"

HELL YES!!!!!!!! It's a bunch of molesters, abusers, murderers, rapists, robbers etc that we talk about all day. PLUS DEATH. Yes. It's depressing.

Lisa said...

Nice work today, Kristin! And, I totally understand those strange names. In Central Pennsylvania, where I went to Jr. High School and High School, we had towns named, and I kid you not, Intercourse and Blue Ball. And they're close to each other!!!

- A - C - said...

hehe.. funny names indeed.
I'm glad you had a nice weekend. Happy ferrying...

- A - C - said...

P.S. as you happen to have a very sensible blog, it is now linked in my blogroll. I hope you don't mind.
have a nice day

Kristin said...

Of course I don't mind, AC. I greatly enjoy your blog as well! Thanks for the nice comments!

Anonymous said...

The same people who came up with the intersection of "Holder" and "Ball" streets in Orange County. Yeah, the news is depressing, one reason I listen just enough to hear what the headlines are. Glad Kristin that you can mostly do human interest stories. (Paula)