First, the other stuff:
YAHOO! We finally have central AC in this house. No more having to sweat 24/7 in here!
Now to this weird dream I had:
It was a cloudy, rainy day. The Nascar Sprint Cup Series had TWO weekends off before the last 3 races of the season in the "Chase for the Cup." Nascar implemented this 2-week break so teams could test on a new road course, which had finished later than scheduled due to a tornado that hit while the course was being built. This new road course was built in Jasper, GA (just outside where I lived.....less than 1 mile from my house). It was a 14-turn road course designed after the streets of Jasper, with elements of Martinsville, Laguna Seca's famous corkscrew turn, and Talladega (including a sweeping, Talladega-style-banked turn before getting to the long straight with the pits and the start/finish line). It was the longest course ever raced at in the history of Nascar. The course was asphault and concrete with the walls lined with nothing but those SAFER barriers.....even on the straight parts of the track and all the inside walls.
Well, Nascar had cancelled the testing for this particular day because it was raining. I went out of my house and went to the local Mrs. Winners.....which had shut down 2 years ago.....with a sandwich shop replacing it until it went bankrupt, even after being featured on Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares on Fox with Gordon trying to fix the place....then someone got a Mrs. Winners back into that location. I went in for some delicious steak and gravy, BBQ baked beans, and potato wedges. I went in.....the lines weren't long, but all the tables were about full........full of Nascar drivers! A.J. Allmendinger, Kurt Busch, Sam Hornish, Juan Pablo Montoya, Mark Martin, David Ragan.....among others (no, unfortunately, Reed Sorenson wasn't there ). I went in, ordered, and then realized that all the tables were full and I had ordered dine-in. Well, I got my food and started looking around. All the drivers were saying howdy and all that. Then, Jeff Burton invited me to his table, seeing that all the tables were full. Everyone recognized me after seeing me at the track. I sat there, ate, and chatted with Jeff. While I was eating and Jeff was talking stuff with Richard Childress right quick, I looked up at the TV. It was an ad for Good Day Atlanta (a morning show on WAGA Fox 5, for those who don't know). The guest on tomorrow's show......Reed Sorenson. He was going to be on there to talk about the new road course and how much he liked it when he tested there a couple of days ago. On the speed charts, Reed was over 6 seconds faster than 2nd place on the speed charts....held by teammate Juan Pablo Montoya. They were doing well while everyone else struggled.
I finished eating and got up when Kurt Busch decided to ask some questions about the course. It was then that I woke up and realized the sun was shining in my window.
The reason all the drivers recognized me and asked me questions and all that......I was the one who designed the course. I was the track owner.
I do have weird dreams sometimes, don't I?