January 27, 2008

Somebody Loves Me

Did you hear that last night? The sound of Angels singing? And I hope that bright light didn't bother too many folks.

Oh, you didn't hear?

The world has been changed forever. As of last evening.

I....Tammi....will never be lost again.

I am now the proud owner of a Garmin StreetPilot c340.

I almost peed myself, I was so excited.

Cuz, Carmen and her family along with Cuz's Son, *C* and his SO all went together and bought their poor lost Aunt Tammi a GPS system.

I already have my HOME location programed in. I will NEVER not know how to get home again.

I have a Garmin. I have a Garmin. I won't get LOST. I won't get LOST.

This is gonna save me a FORTUNE in gas. Not to mention time. AND I'll have someone to talk to on those long drives. ;-)

I feel so loved, as I sit here with a huge smile on my face. This just goes to prove that SOMEONE wants me around......cause, trust me....I can find you now!

But it sure is gonna change my blogging a bit. I mean really...think about how many times I mention "I got a bit turned around".

Oh well....I have no doubt I'll develop some new quirk to replace that one!

Posted by Tammi at January 27, 2008 06:52 AM | TrackBack

Congrats! Should be a wonderful addition.
But...I have seen GPS give rather convoluted routes in a city when you are trying to get to a highway. Some interesting routes in circles... So ya never know!

Posted by: jck at January 27, 2008 09:06 AM


Posted by: That 1 Guy at January 27, 2008 10:21 AM

Congratulations!!! :)

Posted by: pam at January 27, 2008 10:59 AM

Almost bought one for Christmas. After the Phoenix trip I really wish I would have.

I'm like you too. I tend to get lost while driving.

And NO I won't ask for directions.

Posted by: Navy CPO at January 27, 2008 06:19 PM

I shared this excerpt with Jon because when I first read it reminded me of the few times we've talked when his Navigatrix has rudely interrupted.

I just had to share it with you because, well, you are in for this kinda experience. This excerpt was taken from a NYT reporter's article on what it's like for them on to follow a candidate on the campaign trail.

Led by a Voice

All this driving can also be a tad lonely, and can lead to an unhealthy relationship with the voice of the Navigatrix who guides the all-important G.P.S. system. There is the relief and gratitude at being guided safely to a destination, perplexity at the pronunciation that renders the Triborough Bridge as the “Tree-borough Bridge,” a bit of crankiness at the testy “Recalculating!” that follows the inevitable wrong turns.

Buses are much easier, as a recent week spent covering Senator John McCain in South Carolina showed. First there was the access to the candidate, which Mr. McCain is unusual, if not unique, for offering. He spends all day talking, all on the record: to reporters on his bus, at rallies, back on the bus, at town-hall-style meetings.

Consider this: the two AAA batteries on an Olympus DS-2 digital recorder covering Mr. Giuliani last from five days to a week. Covering Mr. McCain, they must be changed daily. (Of course, they sometimes get run down by disquisitions on “The Martian Chronicles” and other topics that are a tad off the news of the day.)

Ah well. Time to turn on the Olympus. Mr. Giuliani is addressing a builders luncheon in Miami. Next is a speech in Sarasota, which Mapquest says is 230 miles away. Saturday is another 130-mile drive to Orlando, and Saturday night, or maybe early Sunday morning, is another 195-mile drive to Boca Raton.

Ah, but waiting in Boca Raton will be a break: a campaign bus.

Posted by: Journey at January 28, 2008 03:18 PM

I love you, this was so fun to read. Hope you have good luck with it.

Posted by: Emily at January 28, 2008 07:18 PM
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