Meh. Well, I’m in my hotel room in Conway, AR, right now, just relaxing at the end of a long day. I plan on turning in early, but that’s not going to be for another couple of hours. For now, though, I’m just browsing the web, chatting with friends, and winding down.
I ended up getting up at 4:15 AM this morning, as my flight to Little Rock was going to leave at 7:15 AM. I got to the airport terminal itself around 6 AM; normally I might have been earlier, but I drove myself to the airport this time and parked in the economy lot. It was a good thing I got there early, as there was quite a line to get through security. I boarded my flight, got to Little Rock, got my rental car, and made my way to Conway without incident. Once I got to the Conway facility, I met with the two employees there and started work on mapping out where everything was and what needed to be done.
Of course, while I was doing so, I saw something that I had seen the first time I came out; this was there the last time I was at the facility, so don’t take this as a reflection of us or my coworkers. I guess you can call it Arkansas public education at its finest.
After I got finished at the location, I ended up going to the hotel and getting myself checked in and to my room. Once I got settled in, I decided to go have dinner, which would have consisted of a burger and a beer at Chili’s. I knew where the Chili’s was, so I drove over there, got a table…
… and was quickly informed by the waitress that I was in a dry county. Bah!
Such a thing has rarely made sense to me. I just don’t see the point in having dry counties; I guess it comes from living for 25 years in a “wet” county and not seeing any problem with it. It just seems, well… silly to me. Ah, well… I ended up having a Diet Coke (which will play havoc with the desire to sleep) instead.
Tomorrow looks to be another productive day. I should be done with everything I need to work on by noon, which leaves me free to work on other work projects the rest of the day. Hopefully I don’t encounter any setbacks… heh.
(And I can’t wait to get my laptop in for service. The spacebar is REALLY beginning to annoy me…)
One thought on “Arkansas? Nope, not really growing on me…”
That’s Arkansas all right. And screw dry counties. Surprising a state like Arkansas has any.
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