Finally back home and ready to start regular blogging again. But yesterday I realized that blogging, or even thinking about blogging, can be physically dangerous.
While driving home yesterday from the weekend festivities in San Diego, I had the joy of navigating through Los Angeles traffic. The reputation is true… for almost two hours you alternate between 85mph and 0, sometimes very suddenly. You can literally feel the stress leave your body as you crest the Westlake Village hill and drop down into Camarillo on your way to the small towns and easy driving north of LA.
So there I was, nimbly weaving, accelerating and then slamming on the breaks, watching the jokers from the crazy carpool lane on the left dart across five lanes of traffic to hit an exit on the right. And all the while my wife was catching up on her work trying to figure out a mileage reimbursement… asking me for help adding numbers in my head. Accelerate… what is 15 plus 94… slam on the breaks… add 37 to that number…
Surprisingly I was doing pretty well… until I started to think that there might be an interesting blog post about multitasking. As soon as my mind wandered into the realm of creative blogging, I blew past a vital exit. There’s nothing quite like a hearing a nav system voice getting angry, especially when you realize you’re going to have to trust it to get you back on the right highway after looping through an unsavory section of LA. Luckily just in the nick of time I did see a break in traffic, became one of those jokers that went across five lanes of traffic, crossed a widening splitting highway median, and got back on the right highway.
Lesson learned. Concentrate on one activity at a time, the one that keeps you safe. One piece flow in the brain.