So I just google mapped myself to the SheSpeaks Conference and it is going to take me approximately FOUR AND ONE HALF HOURS to get there. That is, if my math is correct, ELEVENTY BILLION MINUTES.

Alone. In a car. I just did 3 1/2 hours to Nashville and almost went out of my cotton-pickin’ mind. [For you folks not from around these parts (Linda!), that means that I almost went crazy.] There are no amount of phone calls or podcasts or Dave Barnes‘ songs to entertain me that long.

Sorry, Dave.

But I need to be constantly entertained. It’s merely one example in my extensive collection of fatal flaws.

I truly considered seeing if my Dad would rent me a driver and some sort of luxury town car, but then I remembered that I am not Paris Hilton.

So I’ll be driving my 2002 Toyota Camry. And this is where you come in. I’m inviting you into MISSION BOT- Book On Tape. And you better not take this for granted because let’s be honest, how many secret agents invite others into their missions? Zero. Plus me. That’s one.

Anyone got a favorite book on tape (or CD, you know, since it’s not 1988 anymore)? It would be best if I could check it out of the library, but desperate times call for desperate measures. If need be, I will purchase something from the bookstore. Or if I really know you, do you have one I could borrow?

[If I don’t really know you, I’m not sure this is the best way for us to meet. It’s weird to loan things to people you don’t know. Even though you probably feel like you know me a smidge better than I feel like I know you, so….. I’m rambling.]

And doesn’t Cracker Barrel have some sort of tape swap deal? I’m not against it. I just don’t want to pull up to the CB location in east Bumble-wherever and have to fight Grandma Sue for the last copy of “Julia Childs Reads Her Favorite Recipes”. For example.

MISSION BOT. Help a sister out. What should I listen to for the eternity that is driving to Charlotte?