August 31, 2005

Light Blogging for 36-48 Hours

Provided my car is released from the Abu Ghraib of Saturn dealerships today, I'll be driving out to Scottsdale/Phoenix tomorrow.

My husband and I had a spirited discussion about my taking my 11-year-old SL2 out to the Valley of the Sun. I reminded him that it's really no farther to drive there vs. the San Francisco Bay Area, and that I know the route by heart (though he usually drives when we go out to visit his sister in Tempe; some kind of guy thing).

Attila the Hub wanted me to grab a rental car for the trip, but I'm unwilling to drive up the costs to that degree. After all, my mother's car is 14 years old, and still going strong. And my particular Saturn was made before GM started to let the brand slide. It's a good car, though battle-scarred from that unfortunate deer-in-the-freeway incident.

Our compromise: I'm supposed to leave at a decent hour tomorrow, and get to Phoenix by dusk, in case there's some kind of problem on the road.

I'll be covering the NFRA convention in general, and the Americans For Rice activities in particular; AFR is sponsoring the Goldwater Reception on Friday night, and will unveil its new media campaign over the coming weekend. (And please do go to their main page; it's updated frequently and contains all kinds of interesting buzz on the Draft Condi movement.)

So while I tie up about a million loose ends here in L.A. you won't read much here until I check in from Arizona Thursday night or Friday morning.

Posted by Attila at August 31, 2005 08:24 AM | TrackBack

All you need know is Ted Kenned holding up photos of your car with panties on its hood.

Posted by: the Pirate at August 31, 2005 10:36 AM

Thank you for that image . . .

Posted by: Attila Girl at August 31, 2005 11:01 PM

Deep into the heart of Enemy Territory she ventures...

Posted by: Desert Cat at September 1, 2005 12:06 AM

Bet you're being ironic, AZ boy. But I'll give you a semi-serious answer:

I don't know about that: I feel a lot more affinity for denizens of AZ than I do for a lot of the LA/SF culture. For one thing, lots of people have guns, which is (as Martha would say) a Good Thing.

But I don't understand the McCain thing, and of course I'll be interacting with SoCons who might well regard me (me!) as a RINO. (Matter of fact, there will probably be conventioneers who would see you that way!)

I might take the Schwarzennegger bumper sticker off my car . . .

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 1, 2005 08:14 AM

Oh, I get it: Tucson vs. Phoenix. Yeah, I can see that: Phoenix is full of a lot of the things that are truly antithetical to the best aspects of the Southwestern spirit.

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 1, 2005 09:51 AM

Yep. Like the Sun Devils for one.

Posted by: Desert Cat at September 1, 2005 10:31 AM

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