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24 November 2005 @ 11:51 pm
Confusion confusion ...  

… decision-making factor absent from brain …

Do I take the bus … erm … train again this year?
It was kind of fun last year … but the group, if there is a group this year, looks to be smaller … and the train officials gave me such grief about my guitar case … but I sure don't like to travel without it … and the train took quite a few hours—most of which were less conducive to sleeping than I'd thought they'd be … but it's probably easier to sleep on a train to Chicago than on a bus to Milwaukee … but that's the scenic part of the route—it'd be fun to watch it go by … hey, it's the daylight part of the route—it's possible to watch it go by … but I didn't spend a lot of time looking out the train windows last time … but we were on the [deleted] bus for that part of the trip last year … would I look out of the train windows this year?

I suppose I could fly.
Looks like flying would cost about $290 as opposed to around $170 … but the timing would be such that I'd probably get by with one less room night at the hotel, saving a bit there. … but flying certainly has its own peculiar hassles—the whole amazingly irritating Security Theater thing for one … and there's the issue of getting to and from the hotel and the airport … it wasn't like I didn't have good reasons for thinking the train might be more pleasant last year.

There's always driving.
I like driving … I like getting in the car—just me and my music—and heading out … driving can be remarkably pleasant … except through an inevitable blizzard in lower Michigan in January—that tends to be rather unpleasant … and driving can be tiring … and it takes about as long as the train or even longer … and in the car I can't get up and walk around or sleep … but I'd be in control of my own timing … but not entirely, since I'd want to get to Detroit in time for Confusion and home in time for work … but nobody'd hassle me about my guitar case.

I could just blow it off this year.
Just stay home and kick back and sleep and take it easy … but that doesn't sound like a whole lot of fun … and I can do that most any time.

Oh, pooh. I don't know … I hate making decisions …

 
 
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Mizz Laura Jeanmizzlaurajean on November 25th, 2005 06:42 am (UTC)
There's only one of us I know not planning on going.
the laughing leaping waterminnehaha on November 25th, 2005 06:51 am (UTC)
His own wife!

K. [the lovely me]
Fred A Levy Haskell: eyes of the Fredcritterfredcritter on November 26th, 2005 05:36 am (UTC)

Huh? Oh, right, you. Et tu? *sigh*

Fred A Levy Haskell: eyes of the Fredcritterfredcritter on November 26th, 2005 05:34 am (UTC)

That one being … ?

Actually, I've seen chirosinger to say that she and musicmutt won't be able to make it this year (something about immigration, moving and wedding stuff happening ahead of schedule).

And I've been speculating that perhaps chasophonic might find it too painful to attend and not sing (and probably even more painful, not to mention damaging, to attend and sing); although if he is coming maybe bonz_lizard will be able to make it this year. Either way, that's just speculation, of course.

Which leaves you, davidschroth, minnehaha K., and me. We four (three? were you speaking of one of that subset?) are, of course, a perfectly jolly crew … but it's not the same without my brother … so to speak …

Hmmmmm. On the other tentacle, I suppose there could be some hitherto unsuspected individual(s) who will decide that the notion of taking the bus train from Minneapolis to Confusion this year sounds like fun.

Fredcritter continues to ponder …

Fred A Levy Haskell: eyes of the Fredcritterfredcritter on November 27th, 2005 03:29 pm (UTC)
Decision made!

For details, see Train it is!

the laughing leaping waterminnehaha on November 25th, 2005 03:17 pm (UTC)
"...and the train officials gave me such grief about my guitar case..."

I would expect that the airlines wouldn't give you any grief about it, but they wouldn't treat it well either. On the other hand, you have the most airline-proof guitar case that I've ever seen.

B
Fred A Levy Haskell: eyes of the Fredcritterfredcritter on November 26th, 2005 05:38 am (UTC)

Funny thing is the airlines usually hand-carry it in. I suppose they're afraid it'll break or jam their conveyor belt system. (It can't be that they're worried it'll damage someone's luggage…)

Jeffjeffreyab on November 25th, 2005 11:12 pm (UTC)
Choo choo!
Fred A Levy Haskell: eyes of Geri's Fredfredcritter on November 26th, 2005 05:42 am (UTC)

Gesundheit!

Fred A Levy Haskell: eyes of the Fredcritterfredcritter on November 27th, 2005 03:30 pm (UTC)
Decision made!

For details, see Train it is!