Tuesday, May 18, 2010

insights from the road.

 

I've already realized a few things two days into my week long work trip.
1. Bridgewater, MA has the worst street names and road signs. I'm not kidding when I say every street was either Pleasant Street or South Street. It was impossible to figure out. There might as well been the following signs around town.

On top of the piss poor street names and signs... I very well might be the worst navigator on the planet. Never go on a road trip with me. I'll be useless.
My second realization was actually confirmation of something I've thought for a long time:
HOTEL BATHROOM LIGHTING MIGHT BE THE WORST THING EVER.

It can't be just me right? You've noticed this before yes? I looked in the mirror this morning and a troll was staring back. I almost screamed - I kid you not. The lighting is horrendous and enough to make me avoid mirrors all together for the next four days.
I'm on a plane this morning, bound for Seattle via Phoenix. Here's to hoping for an upgrade!!
xoxo


18 comments:

bananas. said...

Hotel bathroom lighting is the worst! I not only see a troll in the mirror, i see my future and that...is scary. Haha.

Happy traveling morgan!

~KS said...

Atlanta was the same way- except every street was named Peachtree. Peachtree Ave, Peachtree Ave NW, Peachtree St. and S. Peachtree St. NW. UGH. I had no idea where anything was.

And you are so right about the bathrooms... blech!!

Kasia_B said...

Aww your blog is so lovely! Very nice and inspiring!

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stylebyrachael said...

Hotels, dressing rooms, and airports. I always avoid looking directly at my face because I know I will be horrified!

Sarah Mina said...

Haha yes, hotel bathroom lighting is always terrible! It makes you look so pale and washed out!

katie + bret said...

Oh my gosh - hotel lights. HORRIBLE!! I remember trying to get ready for my friends wedding recently in the bathroom at our hotel. I was so afraid I was going to come out looking like a clown because of the makeup I was applying! AH!!

Stay away from the crazy roads ma'am!

Kris said...

Those signs can't be real...

Danielle said...

At least bridgewater has signs, Boston's suburbs are a nightmare! The first time I roadtripped there I just drove aound in traffic circles for what felt like days! I spent a good 45 minutes driving up and down the same road looking for my unmarked street! Thankfully I frequent Beantown enought to know where I am going...sort of!

Katy Mary said...

Hotel bathroom lighting is definitely horrible! and yes, the street names in ALL of MA & NH are terrible because every town has the same names for all of their streets.

Rasha said...

haha those signs are hilarious!

Jen said...

Oh Morgan, next time you are in town, I'll be your driver. LOL! We're not famous for our signs, and we are famous for our "strong" drivers. Haha. I'm glad you made it out safe though.

I jump for joy on the rare occasions I find a hotel bathroom vanity with good lighting. It's extremely rare, but they are out there! Here's hoping you find one on your trip.

OceanDreams said...

I was just having a convo with my BK the other day about hotel lighting! Whenever we stay somewhere I feel like I have a gazillion zips instead of just one. Drives me crazy! Have a safe work trip!

OceanDreams said...

Oops, zits, not zips. LOl!

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Yes yes, hotel bathroom lighting is the worst ever! Whenever my mom and I travel together we're constantly complaining about the lighting! Please be safe during your travels! xoxo

Mrs. Potts said...

I hope you got your upgrade!

You're spot on - hotel lighting sucks. Some of the nicer hotels have good lighting, but I don't get to stay at those when I travel for work. Boo

Jenni said...

aw you poor thing! I hope it gets better!

Jacqueline said...

Can you really blame yourself as the navigator when directions on a "smart" phone are so a** backwards? i think not.

Claire Kiefer said...

Hotel bathroom lighting can only be topped by fitting room lighting . . . gross gross gross! I often slam the clothes I've tried on right back on their hangers and storm out, feeling like the most hideous girl in the world after enduring fitting room lights!