Man, not to sound like a total snob, but I'm glad I'm not you right about now! And it's not even because you live in Texas, either! :P I don't know, I'm just one of those freaky folks who's a little weirded out by poor water quality: you start talking toxic sludge, sewage, factory polutants, or whatever boils to the street surface by the end of a good urban summer storm, and you can count on my drybag being packed and me having already started the hike back to the car-- C'YA!!!
.... yep, I'm ABSOLUTELY a weenie. I think growing up on the coast, followed by living too many years on the MS River will do these things to a girl, though, so I'm gonna go on pretending I have some kind of an excuse.
thinking there could be an upside for your being in Dallas, y' know (I'm interested in running the Cossatot myself; it only goes iv/ iv+ in the spring, right)??? You're about equally split between the east and west coast rivers and boater communities, so if you're gonna travel, you've got *twice* as many options on the table as the rest of us??? Hey, I'm just trying to look at the bright side of things here.
UGH: I feel your pain!
I just couldn't do any more of those 14 hour days or 7-day workweeks in my brief "legal career" myself... it sounds like you may have it even worse, though??
I'm so sorry, and I do hope you managed to get at least a couple of hours of sunshine and the outdoors before it was all said and done this weekend?
And HOTPotato (you're officially renamed in my book now, congrats)
I've forwarded your email to my boss. Any actual raise I receive as a result of your glowing performance review, I'll be more than happy to split with you in the the way of salsa, margaritas, and plenty o' beers to go around!!
Oh, FlipIt, one last thing... yeah, the Ocoee's my neck of the woods. One of my friends had this brilliant "By the Numbers" plan while we were in NC this past weekend, so what he's wanting to do is 5 rivers, 4 states, in 2 days this upcoming
weekend. We haven't ironed out all the details, but we'll be hitting the Ocoee either early Sun morning, or later that afternoon, just depending on the route. I'll prob be wiped, but do you have any idea when you'll be getting OTR that day??