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First Day in Dallas

Flight was uneventful -- I walked right through Security and sat down to read for a while, got on the plane (I haven't flown anything but Southwest for a while -- it's strange having an assigned seat), nothing too exciting. Good tail wind, we made good time. Got here about 2:30 and discovered IT'S FREAKING COLD. And because I had looked at the forecast and thought it was only going to be that cold at night, I didn't have to worry about warm clothes. MISTAKE. My single cardigan may not be sufficient, especially if it's going to be 51 degrees and rainy every day... but the last thing in the world I need is yet another freaking jacket -- I have more coats than anyone who lives in Phoenix should have, including a brand-new one I got for my birthday.

I'm in a nice little "studio suite," which is a room with a tiny kitchen, so we went to the grocery store (I really feel sorry for people who have no other choice but Wal-Mart; politics aside, it has a crap selection of almost everything I like to eat--only cheap-ass beer, cheap-ass cheese--not even Tillamook--apparently only the top-name {read: boring} brands, nothing unusual or interesting; I'm glad for at least Diet Coke). I fortunately brought my own green tea.

And then my first meal in Texas: Sonic. Livin' the high life.

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cornerofmadness
Oct. 8th, 2012 01:20 am (UTC)
yes I saw a cold front hit Texas. glad you made it there safe.

loathe walmart (my only other choice besides Kroger's).

I'm kinda addicted to Sonic's hot dogs shhh don't tell anyone. it's kinda embarrassing
wildrider
Oct. 8th, 2012 11:22 am (UTC)
It would be lovely, if I had one of my many coats here with me!

I know you're one of the people I was feeling pity for. The aisles are crowded, too, and hardly anyone is polite. Women yell at their kids in stentorian voices. But it appeared to be the only grocery-type store anywhere near the hotel. I may be able to find something else today on the way to the office.

I do love Sonic, but it was WAY more food than I really wanted, I just can't escape there without a big order of onion rings.
cornerofmadness
Oct. 8th, 2012 03:53 pm (UTC)
you nailed walmart people

for me it's the cheesy tots
wildrider
Oct. 8th, 2012 10:20 pm (UTC)
And cherry limeade. A BIG cherry limeade.
cornerofmadness
Oct. 8th, 2012 10:52 pm (UTC)
those are good
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wildrider
Oct. 8th, 2012 11:34 am (UTC)
Yes. I can see a Kohl's from my hotel window (I'm on the 4th floor), so I may have to stop there and see what they have.

The size, yes, and the crowds, who always seem to be the absolute worst people ever put on this planet -- I think I saw two people who looked happy or even nice, and even the lady who checked us out was brusque and sour-looking. I completely forgot I wanted to get some cold medicine (it's tickling my throat again), because I never even saw anything resembling a pharmacy (probably on the other side of the stadium).

I hope we make a place with good Tex-Mex! I DEFINITELY want to have something really nommy while I'm here!
manoah
Oct. 8th, 2012 01:29 am (UTC)
Am I to know why you are in Dallas? I've missed so much these past few days.

I say a commercial for the Monkees coming to The Orpheum and thought of you. It was sad seeing the the logo with only the three remaining. *sigh*
wildrider
Oct. 8th, 2012 11:31 am (UTC)
I'm here to observe the new Quality Team in our sister office, because we're going to be rolling that out at home this month (and I'm guessing I'm the one tapped to lead it, and if I'm lucky and do well, the promotion I've been waiting for to go with it).

Still, I wish I could go. I'd love to see Michael on stage again.
tiirz
Oct. 8th, 2012 05:35 am (UTC)
Glad the fight went well! The lifters must have been in good form. ;-)

I've been to the Walmart here in PV, and they do have Tillamook cheese, as well as other fancy brands of foods, so it might depend on the store. Still don't like them, however...
wildrider
Oct. 8th, 2012 11:20 am (UTC)
Hee.

There was a PLACE, near the Deli, for real cheese, but it was empty, containing only signs that it should have been stocked with cheese. *sigh* I went with Philly cream cheese to smear on my crackers, instead. :) Kraft singles is SO not cheese!
ljs
Oct. 8th, 2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
If you're in Texas, you should probably hit Dairy Queen. ;-)

[hugs]
wildrider
Oct. 8th, 2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
In theory, we DO have those in Phoenix, still (I'm just not sure where one is anymore!).

Hugs!

sillymagpie
Oct. 8th, 2012 11:27 pm (UTC)
Buy large shirts and layer to the max! I forget that Dallas is far enough east to be cold at this time of year. Well, cold for Arizonans.

I suppose your stay doesn't involve a rental car...
wildrider
Oct. 8th, 2012 11:41 pm (UTC)
We have a rental, but it's in my teammate's name; I could ask for the keys since he's okay with a non-registered driver, but I'm sort of antsy about that, just in the off chance Something Bad Happened.

I might, still, depending on how the week shakes out.
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