Sunday, June 29, 2008

Three Points!

The Timbers were not shut out of the win column in the month of June, rallying for a big 2-0 win against Atlanta, making this difficult, four-day whirlwind a success. Matt Bobo must have nightmares about Chris Bagley at this point.

We had a 4:30 a.m. lobby call today at the hotel and flew out of Atlanta at 7 a.m. ET. Now, its a two-hour layover in Salt Lake City. I attempted to stay on pacific time for this trip, so I didn't bother sleeping last night. Needless to say, I crashed out pretty well on the first leg today. Now that I think of it, since this trip began on Thursday I've had exactly one actual night of sleep. I know that goes for a lot of other guys too, which is totally jacked up when you think about it.

If this road trip had been a game show prize, the host would have described it as "you'll spend four days and one night in modest accommodations!" Good times indeed. The next roadie is back to Atlanta, so at least everyone should know what to expect.

The per diem experiment was a success. I have $5 and change remaining, with a little more than two hours to go. Without Gavin the coffee fairy, I couldn't have done it, but it feels like an accomplishment none the less. Now watch, our flight will be delayed. Hope I didn't jinx myself.

Until July, Cheers!


Anonymous said...

What? Any & I shlep all the way across the country and don't even get a mention on your blog? :-0


boothjockey said...

Weak, I agree! Timber Diane was there and clearly made a difference, particularly in Atlanta where her support was a major factor in gaining the three points.