Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Did I fail Geography??

So I have been working on a project for work for the last two days. It is for the work Draft, which basically is a number system they use to let their reps pick their summer areas. We are in the process of converting everything over to a web based system so I have spent the last two days staring at a map of the US and making sure all the borders are accurate for their summer offices. With some 150 offices it has taken me forever. Anyway I am beginning to realize that I am horrible with Geography. Apparently Mr. Critchlow (that is a guess on my 7Th grade geography teacher) didn't do a very good job. I find myself staring at the map wonderful where hell Parsippany, Overland Park, Reston, Fayetteville, Harrisburg, Hickory and oh so many more cities are. One things I always do know when I begin my search is that it is one of these many boxes. Helpful right.... wrong.

I feel so lost concerning the map. I know these aren't well known cities, but I have NO clue where to start looking. So thanks to Google I have been able to narrow it down. I will say that the program Map Point is awesome and I enjoy the zoom feature. Anyway as I work my way to the eastern cities I just cringe, because it is a cluster of a mess on the map. On top of not knowing where the city is located I have a hard time finding the state boarders due to this map.

Needless to say it has given me a nice refresher course on geography 101. This project has spurred my desire to visit some cities..... I can't complain because I have been so blessed as far as traveling. I have been to so many wonderful places throughout the world. I have done my fair share of traveling in Europe and other countries, but there are some US cities that really have my interest lately. Anyway just a few are San Fransisco, Seattle, Portland, New Orleans, Chicago, Cleveland, Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington DC. One day hopefully I get to make it to most of these places. Top two cities at this point are San Fransisco and Washington DC. Vacation anyone???


bikeral01 said...

no bf hug? it's an exciting town, and there's so much to do there, i mean it's the home of the world's largest thermometer!

bikeral01 said...

that was supposed to be a "huh" instead of a "hug" oops, that's what happens at 4:30 in the morning..