Some of you may remember that last week I mentioned a road trip I was taking — and yes, I did that, and can now share my adventure.
It all started when I got a phone call from a company I’d had a few interviews with. “Can you be in Austin next week?” the woman asked. Uh, yes.
So, I planned to use my one day off from work to drive to Austin, Texas, do the interview, perhaps visit an apartment, and drive back, all in time for work at 8 am the following morning. Did I mention Austin is about 7 hours away?
I recruited my friend, and fellow branding guru, Ashley, to ride with me, mainly to keep me awake. Thankfully, she agreed.
I loaded my car up with snacks, Monster, and a collection of steamed clothes for interviewing purposes. We left Baton Rouge around 6 am Wednesday morning, which would put us in Austin at 1pm, enough time for me to change clothes, get makeup on, and make my interview at 2.
I’ve driven to Austin twice before, and I remember it being pret-ty boring. Thank God for Sirius radio. Truthfully, it wasn’t that bad. In fact, once we hit Texas, there were lots of beautiful ranches and cows, and frankly, I just wanted to belt out some Dixie Chicks for the occasion.
But I kept my cool and we made it in perfect timing. I changed in a Starbucks’ bathroom, got my look ready, and make it to the office for a fun, but intense 2.5-hour interview. Afterward, I drove to visit an apartment I’d been eyeing online.
And then? Ashley tracked down some authentic TexMex grub, where we had some delicious queso, and I got a burrito as big as my head. It was glorious, and I’m pretty sure that may have been the moment where I felt that Texas just may be the place for me.
Certainly I don’t want to jinx myself, but I felt like I quickly found my way around, and I just loved all the cute homes I saw… not to mention the abundance of margarita hotspots. Yeehaw!
Ashley and I hit the road back around 7:30pm, and unfortunately, we had some nasty traffic, which put us back in Baton Rouge around 3:30 Thursday morning. I don’t think my gut has ever been so full of Monster; I’m actually shocked that I didn’t barf or straight up have a heart attack.
And although I felt like absolute crap when I showed up for work the next day at 8 am, I know it was worth it. One thing that can never, and should never be questioned, is my dedication to…well, anything. I’m always true to my word.
Sadly, I was having too much fun to take many pictures. And I even did all kinds of fun things this weekend with my friends — boating, pool lounging, lots of laughing — but I pulled a John Mayer and skipped on the 3 x 5s. Sometimes, you’ve just got to make those mental memories.
In other news, does anyone remember that show on MTV called, “My Life As Liz”? Well, I doubt it, but it was awesome, because Liz is so cool, and I often go on YouTube and watch the same old episodes repeatedly. For whatever reason (analyze as you will), I was thinking a lot of this moment:
…Because… The Funeral, and hey, Bryson is SO FWINE.