Friday, October 19, 2007

Is it insane to drive eight hours to a book signing?

Crazy Aunt Purl, one of my heroes, is going to be in Minneapolis on Thursday.

I want to go.

  • How often does someone I admire get this close to Winnipeg? Not often.
  • I haven't done anything fun and spontaneous in forever.
  • The Canadian dollar is very strong right now.
  • I loves a road trip, and have never been to Minneapolis.
  • Gas is relatively cheap right now.
  • Ikea is in Minneapolis.
  • I want to go.

  • I would have to rent a car and get a hotel room. Money is, um, not as tight as it was, but is tight nonetheless.
  • It's an eight hour drive, one-way.
  • I shouldn't really ask for time off work. I've only been there two months.
  • I have a huge deadline at work.
  • Crossing the border is a huge PITA.
  • I don't have a passport.
  • Who would look after my cats?
  • I have never met this person. She may think I am stalking her.

So, should I stay or should I go?


Anonymous said...

I would convince myself that my friend NEEDED to go - after I had convinced them that this was going to be the trip of a lifetime.
And isn't it just a training trip - for when Yarn Harlot comes to Minneapolis for instance?
An able-to-drive friend is preferable.
Then I would find a non-knitting friend to look after the cats. Perhaps a crocheter? (Serve them right for staying on "the dark side".)
Is there any work-related research that can only be done in Minneapolis? (Overtime will beat the huge deadline.)
I didn't think passports were needed at the border - yet - for non-airline travel.

Oh never mind. Of you haven't convinced yourself yet, I certainly won''t be able to do it.
And besides, I am probably just jealous!

janeyknitting AT yahoo DOT ca

Deborah Cryderman said...

GO!!! Go go go go go!!!

'nuf said.