I'm late, I'm late For a very important date. No time to say hello, good-bye, I'm late, I'm late, I'm late! --"I'm Late," sung by White Rabbit in Disney's Alice in Wonderland (1951) Last week I looked at the calendar and winced. How did I get this far behind? I need to zip along; need to learn how to speed date each state. Nice to meet you, Georgia. Off you go. Next? Instead I linger too long, lost in a particular state's unique charms (the quilts of Gee's Bend, Alabama, still call to me). Before you know it I'm late, I'm late for a very important state date.