I just received some awful news. This coming Friday afternoon, when I set out on the road to speak in Dallas, several thousand, college football fans will be headed in the same direction. This weekend, Texas plays Oklahoma...somewhere, I don't know. I'm told it's somewhere in the same area I'm headed, though.
Every year when this game is played, and the stampede is broadcast all over the news, I'm always thankful for two things. One, that there aren't any football fans living in this house, and, two, that there's no reason for me to be in Dallas on that particular weekend.
I've been warned that, unless I'm on the road before noon, my normal 3-hour drive to Dallas will be more like 6 or 7. I can't leave work any earlier than 3 p.m. — if that early — so, it's likely I will miss the evening reception. Sigh.
Well, looking at the bright side, I'll have up to 7 hours to rehearse.