Friday, June 20, 2008

OK so... New Jersey gets me lost! Why do I only have these problems in NJ and not PA?! I was trying to go to the Carlson's and I did some light exploration on the way. I took a post-modern approach and followed my heart and created my own way. I found it. Then I got really lost trying to get to Walmart. Ok, technically I wasn't lost because I had the general knowledge as to where I was -- I just kept making stupid mistakes! The exit I needed also had the street name and being on the other side of the road, it was different than what I was used to. I had the feeling it was right as I drove past it. Then I decided to make a U-turn at another exit, but listen to this ingenious move: I took the exit ramp, and made a U-turn which, guess what, just turned me right back on the highway in the same direction! HOW DUMB IS THAT!!!!! And then I wonder why I'm on the dean's list! Long story short, I ended up in Denville. Surprisingly I was able to visualize a map and managed to guess my way back and found WalMart after a number of completely unnecessary miles.

AND speaking of miles, I did an experiment. I didn't use the aircon in my car all week and I got 27mpg. That's 4 extra than usual which multiplied by 13 is 52 extra miles! Plus, I was on the highway every day which helped. Still that was a great highlight of my day -- and it made up for the fact that my Hide Em in Your Heart tape died. I need to try to open it and tape the ends back together. WAAAAAAH!!!

6 comments:

somecallmemom said...

And you probably used most of the extra 52 miles of gas going to Denville and back! :-)

Chuck said...

Go easy on her!! She isn't required to take a lot of science and math. This experiment is really pushing the edge.
UC

Chuck said...

Guberette
Have a safe trip!! Praying for ya.
UC

Keena said...

You never told me you were on the Dean's List!!! But then again, I'm not surprised. =) I mean, you live and breathe school!

Anonymous said...

Here's just a suggestion from personal experience: It would be very convenient to keep a local map in your car, and also a folder of pre-printed Yahoo! Maps or Mapquest directions of the places you visit frequently or on occasion.

Becky said...

I have all of the above. HAHA I am just directionally challenged. But hey it makes life fun and exciting