I'm flying to Halifax on Saturday, the beginning of a quest. I'll be part of a Shell Canada team driving a 2012 VW Passat to Vancouver. The goal? To do it on 6 tanks of gas. We will by hypermiling. The first feature runs in the Globe & Mail tomorrow, and I'll be blogging there throughout the trip. If you see us in your town or city, come over and say hi! You can walk alongside the car! Actually, I'm pretty curious about this. I'm the only media going along....stay tuned.
Of course two weeks on the road means trying to get things ready around here. The boys were so excited when I said I was going, they ran and got my suitcases. As usual, only the cats will miss me. When I get back, I turn around and head out for a Georgian Bay loop, which will be beautiful this time of year. But the timing means I've filed three weeks of work as of ten minutes ago (yippee!) around doing laundry and shopping and packing and laundry and cleaning. I've told everyone to stop wearing clothes until I leave.
I was thisclose to having a Mustang this week; I'm speaking to the Golden Horseshoe Mustang Club, and I thought it would be cool to fake it and show up in a 'stang. Timing was too tight on a press car - I'll just have to dazzle them with my Santa Fe.
I wanted to do a blog blog, and talk about the man-horror mailing body parts around the country, and the demon who opened fire in the food court of the Eaton Centre, and how we don't have to import our freak shows from the U.S. anymore. Then I realized it just depressed me. I read a blip on the news feed last night that some political offices had been mailed a white powder-like substance. And I Tweeted that it's a sad day in Canada when political offices are happy to get white powder in the mail instead of body parts. The only things I get in the mail are boots. And bills. For the boots.
Not sure what my time will be like when I'm away; I'll try to check in, but with blogging the paper, I'm sure my blogger parts will get clogged. You only get so many words a day. It's a rule; any writer will concur. I think you should lean on Webgod Jeff to blog. He's done it before, and he's great. I'd get Roz to do it, but she will demure, then take over the comments, anyway.