Saturday, February 28, 2009

Las Vegas Dreaming

I'm at home - doing "nothing" this afternoon.  But I am getting a lot of Nascar watched!  It isn't that I couldn't find something else to do:  I could.   But I don't want to do anything else.

Nascar is both relaxing and nerve-racking at the same time.  I can putter around and focus on something else (cleaning or reading) or I can be glued to my set to see what happens next.

In truth, I've been doing this for years - spending my Saturday and Sunday afternoons with Nascar.  It started out as something to do when I moved to a new community, but it sucked me in with the strategy, friendships and storylines.  While I'm not so addicted that I can't break away to go do important things, it does consume more of my time than I'd like to admit.

I'd love to be in Las Vegas today, enjoying the warm weather, smelling tires and fuel, and watching a race.  I think I'm most wistful of being at the track when I can't get to one here.  During the summer, I go to the dirt track and watch a race - then Nascar loses as I prefer live to TV.  But today, with a partially snow-covered ground and a temperature around 25, I'd rather watch on TV.