April 26, 2008

Driving, Driving, Driving with the Bee Family

Friday was a day of driving, driving, driving for the Bee Family. Sprittibee reports, "I thought I was going to get to take a bunch of photos - but we got in after 1am and lost an hour to time change... got to bed at 3 and had to get up at 6 to be at the competition at 7:30..."


Yesterday's token photo sums up a day blurred by sleep deprivation and white-line fever. I have a confession to make here: I wasn't entirely sure what "white-line fever" meant. Knowing that Sprittibee's readers are accustomed to being informed when they stop by this blog, I thought I would enlighten you, too (in case you are as clueless as I was):
Highway hypnosis is a mental state in which the person can drive an automobile great distances, responding to external events in the expected manner, with no recollection of having consciously done so. In this state the driver's conscious mind is apparently fully focused elsewhere, with seemingly direct processing of the masses of information needed to drive safely... In some parts of the Southern United States, the phenomenon is called white-line fever, in reference to the white lines painted on asphalt.
[I'm wondering if it's possible to live your life in a state of "white-line fever," aren't you?]

The robotics competition is taking place today, with awards at around 4:30 - 5 p.m. Although Kaden's team has done well, they aren't winning. It sounds like a team from South Korea is whooping up on everybody. It hasn't been smooth sailing for many teams today, and it's no wonder considering there are probably a lot of sleep deprived kids competing. Sprittibee said, "I stopped counting times that robots flung themselves off the table early in the day! " What's a kid to do when the robots have minds of their own?

While I've taken over I'm guest commentating (and yes, I've verified with The Free Online Dictionary that this is a real word) on Sprittibee's blog, I thought I would note that she and fellow guest author Dianne have indoctrinated inculcated convinced me that my life will be incomplete without Chipotle, so our family will be eating there for the first time tomorrow. Let it not be said that we failed to support the Burritos for Peace Program™.


Bunny Trails said...

Hooray for you, Dawn! We expect a full-blown, burrito-loving report. :D

Sorry about your white line fever, Mrs Bee. If I were driving right now, even across town, I'd have it, too. I'm with you on the sleep deprivation deal.

McCain 2008 said...

You should do more stories about your divine feet.

Miss Jocelyn said...

It was SOOOOOO nice meeting you and your LOVELY family. You guys are just true treasures... see you TX! It's got my vote. :D

Have a safe and fun trip. Love ya!

Miss Jocelyn

Miss Rachel said...

Hello Mrs. Bee-
It was so fun to meet you all... I hope we can see each other again soon.

I hope your trip was ok back. I was sorry to hear about your camera. I hope you can fix it. :)

Tell Caeden and Morgan I said hi... and Chicki too. I miss them already!

Might I add to this comment that you are very pretty? I loved the way your hair was when you got her! :o)



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