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Welcome the fuck home - MegaZone's Safety Valve
The Ramblings of a Damaged Mind
zonereyrie
zonereyrie
Welcome the fuck home
One of the benefits of flying first class is decent food. Except when on the first leg the options were shrimp something (I don't like ANY seafood) or a chicken salad sandwich. I opted for the chicken, hopefully, but could NOT stand it. I've never liked 'salads' like that - potato salad, etc. Then on the second leg there were three options - filet (mmm-mmm), bbq chicken (mmm-mmm), and sun-dried tomato ravioli (eh). I was in the last row of first class - guess what they had left when they go to me? The person right before me got the last chicken. Of course, I ended up falling asleep and sleeping through dinner anyway, so no food for me. I ended up getting Wendy's on the way home.

Speaking of on the way home - when the fuck did Logan's parking fees go from 'high' to 'BOHICA'? $24 A DAY?! I was gone for 10 days. Yes, that means I paid $240 to get out of the lot! WTF? I know I haven't really flown anywhere in a year or so, but I REALLY don't remember them being that insane. I was in such a hurry on the way in that I didn't notice the rates. Ok, I dislike airport shuttle vans and I like having my own car waiting for me when I come home - but not THAT much. Shit.

Then I got home and unpacked, enjoying that 'back in my space' vibe. Once unpacked I sat down to eat the fast food, and turned on my TV. To find my primary TiVo in a reboot loop. Powering up... Almost there... Green Screen of Death... Powering up... Almost there... Green Screen of Death... GSoD generally means a HD has failed. FUCK! The one time I was really relying on it to catch things while I was away it dies. I don't even know *when* it died, so even if I find a way to recover it, I'm probably still missing shows. And, of course, in the meantime I'm out my main TiVo with most of my Season Passes. I have a not quite up to date list of them from a couple of months back, so I'll have to program them into my small unit.

Great to be home. I'm so very much looking forward to getting up for work in 5 hours too.

And I had *such* a nice trip, I was really sorry to be coming home.

I am: frazzled
Current Media: A/C

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Comments
From: iwascaite Date: July 8th, 2003 12:49 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Er, the airport usually has a web site, to um, er, point out the obvious. At least then it wouldn't be a surprise.

AAA sometimes has some phenomenal deals on parking. Last time we went to Disneyland, we saved 20% on the room, $100 on the admittance and free parking while we were there. Last flight we took, we saved $12/day on the parking at the airport. (Different trips.)

You will not make this mistake again. Too bad you had to suffer the harsh lesson.

And I guess now would not be the best time to tell you how great the new Justice League and Conquest were.... It was a new-to-me Space Ghost:Coast to Coast too.

I certainly agree with you on the food choices. Seafood is nasty and ___ salad is far too variable to be worth risking unless you make it yourself.

I still have the email where you listed your season passes, if you did not save a copy and want it sent back, let me know. Sorry your homecoming was spoiled. Sounds like you should look out your window and make sure your car is still there, just in case.
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zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: July 8th, 2003 08:54 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Thanks, sounds good. :-)
From: kensuke_aida Date: July 8th, 2003 01:55 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Glad you made it back in one peice. I enjoyed our 700 hour "chat" with you and Mike T. Look forward to working with you guys.

- John
From: arcticelf Date: July 8th, 2003 05:15 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

Parking

I dunno when it went up, but I wasn.t happy to find that one out either...

SOmthiung about paying as much for parking as I did for one of my flights irks me.

Goddess Bless
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: July 8th, 2003 12:30 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Speaking of on the way home - when the fuck did Logan's parking fees go from 'high' to 'BOHICA'? $24 A DAY?!

Hey, Massport has to pay for those cost overruns somehow.
pfloyd From: pfloyd Date: July 8th, 2003 01:32 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Just proves the old belief once again...
Getting there, half the fun (ya right).
Never fun coming back.

Case in point: Driving home from Virginia last New Year's in rather cold pouring rain all up the eastern seaboard, getting home in the dark, and still having to unpack the car (cat first, of course) in the wet and snow that we managed to miss while in VA.
I know that's not a knock toward Logan or Massport or anything, just another travel anecdote that probably doesn't compare on the same scale as Zoner's journies.
murph_grrl From: murph_grrl Date: July 8th, 2003 04:40 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Parking

Welcome back.

As for the parking: That's why I take Logan Express. First off, I hate driving to Logan, but second off, it's like $16 round trip on the bus (yes, you have to be on their time table, but it's worth it) and then it's like $8 or $9 per day parking (it might have gone up to $9). And I don't get lost!

Although when we head to Newfoundland, I'm going to look into a car service for us. It's long enough that it might work out only slightly more expensive.
chiieddy From: chiieddy Date: July 9th, 2003 05:53 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

Winthrop

You're always welcome to park out near me in Winthrop (where I can see your car is okay daily) and just take the bus ($.75 ea way) and then the Blue Line ($1 ea way) to the airport. I usually take the bus and Blue Line to the airport and spring for the $15-20 cab ride home (with tip) because I usually get home at night and would rather not sit with my bags waiting for the bus at Orient Heights.
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