Monday, March 19, 2007

Hurricane Ford finally hit last night.

Quick trip recap: Left the 313 on Thursday, went through Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and finally arrived in Florida on Sunday. Think of it as something approximating Sherman's march to the sea, but with more drinking, and less burning.
This brings The Ford's states visited up to 33.

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So far, no real damage, other than a nice little sunburn from the Tigers' 6-2 win this afternoon. Apparently, The Ford's new Tigers jersey honoring The Official Tiger of The Official Blog of The Ford did little to prevent excessive redness. Good to know.

If only he'd been on the cool list -- note to self: fire publicist -- and gotten to hang out with Mike Illich and Al Kaline in the owner's box in Lakeland. Bet it was shady up there.

Then again, with snow reportedly falling in Detroit this morning (a rumor which spread through the stands at Joker Marchant faster than a Paris Hilton joke through the cultural elite), The Ford could probably do without some shade this week.

Staying in Orlando is making The Ford long for a bit of sublety, at least as far as business names go. The Ford's lost count of how many Chinese food places he's seen called, simply enough, "Chinese Buffet," or even worse, "Chinese Food." Which makes him wonder how people ever meet anywhere for dinner here.

Next up: More drinking, more baseball (Tigers-Pirates in Bradenton with The Official Ex-Competition), and, um, more drinking. Perhaps even more sunscreen.

Any questions? Probably not, but if you're wondering, dear reader, The Ford'll be hanging out at "Chinese Food."

See ya there.



At 4:18 AM, March 21, 2007, Blogger Marcus said...

How many states did you add on this trip? Also, how haven't you been to Wisconsin?

Still stuck on 25 states. Damn you, North Dakota!

At 12:54 PM, March 26, 2007, Blogger The Ford said...

Added Kentucky and Tennessee on this one (though Kentucky and Georgia were airport stops only before now). I've only got Minnesota thanks to Northwest's insistence that it's a hub. I smell road trip!

At 7:58 PM, March 29, 2007, Anonymous Jenn said...

It doesn't count if it's just the airport, Senor! However, you should be thanking me for adding Hawaii to your list ;-)


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