I'd planned to have a report on the reading/signing Owen King was doing in Oxford, Mississippi today. However, that's not going to happen, on account of how one or more of the following statements are true:
(1) I am a moron.
(2) Oxford, Mississippi is as poorly-laid-out a town as I have ever visited, traffic-wise, and is incredibly difficult to navigate unless you already know where you are going.
(3) Oxford, Mississippi seemingly has no place to park downtown. (There was a single long-term parking lot, as far as I can tell, and it was totally full. Say, town planners...? Here's a helpful hint: when traffic at lunchtime moves to a standstill that consists of people endlessly circling the same square, hoping for a place to park, it might be time to consider erecting a parking garage or two. Just sayin'.)
(4) I have invested in neither a smart-phone nor a GPS, and therefore am still living in the wrong era, technologically-speaking.
Take your pick; it's one, or the other, or maybe a mixture of them all.
And that, friends, is the story of how I did not end up actually attending the Owen King-related events that I'd taken PTO for, driven to a different state for, and looked forward to for weeks.
Apologies for the blog fail!