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• Lost in Oklahoma • Map app blunder • Calendar challenged

Some days I feel like a complete and total idiot, as opposed to the rest of the days when I feel like a normal idiot.

Take last Tuesday, for instance. I worked in my office all morning, writing, editing and posting stories to our new website, which is, thankfully, pretty much idiot proof—not quite but pretty close.

I worked through the morning to post stories —quickly enough to get them done in a timely manner but not so fast that mistakes occur. I wanted to allow myself time to travel to Central Oklahoma that afternoon, check into a motel early enough to get a good night’s sleep and be up at the crack of dawn the next morning for a research station  field day in Fort Cobb.

I got away promptly. I logged my destination into my Iphone map app to determine the best route to Anadarko, Okla. The app showed I had a four-hour drive, plenty of time to find the motel before dark, at which time, I’ve found, motels, restaurants and other apparently stationary structures tend to move around and may be several blocks away from where you know they’re supposed to be.

I also reminded myself to stay within the speed limits as I drove through the small towns that dot the highways from Denton to Anadarko. I’ve contributed to the economic well being of several of those towns over the years.

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