May 17th, 2004

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Technology

So today isn't going so well. I got to the airport and discovered that my reservations were for Wednesday instead of today. I have no idea how that happened - either I slipped when doing the initial hold, my parents somehow screwed up when they bought the tickets, or the airline messed up. I have no idea. So I managed to get switched to today's flight. But in the process I got bumped from first to coach since the tickets were coach, but with an upgrade. So now I'm on the waiting list for an upgrade - it looks like I will get it, i hope. (When you're my size it makes a difference.) Then I find out the flight is delayed from 14:45 to 17:30, and what I'm over-hearing at this instant is that the plane is still on the ground in Boston - and since it takes about 3 hours to fly I suspect it is going to be delayed past 17:30 for the flight back. *AND* to switch my reservations I had to pay $25. My dad slipped me a couple of Benjamins as he said goodbye, so I dropped one of those and a fiver on that - but in the confusion over the change, etc, I didn't get my change. They wanted me to walk back to the ticket counter for it... I'm at the gate farthest from the American counter. Really - I'm at the arm at the other end of the airport at the gate at the end of that arm. And I'd have to take my bags back through security to get there.. So I, very politely, nudged and the nice lady at the gate managed to get them to have someone bring my change when they came back here.

So today is a day full of travel joy.

But on the plus side - I'm sitting here with my laptop on the net using a BlueTooth connection to my T616 then GPRS. So there is a bright spot in this mess, thanks to technology. I can sit here and gweep! And the connection is nice, seems comparable to ISDN.
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Supernova

Half a page of scribbled lines...

Time really flies. I've been very busy with stuff at work, which I should talk about sometime since it has been gnawing at me. But for now I think I'll talk about the past week or so in general.

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And by the time i was done with that it was time to cut out for the airport so I wouldn't miss my flight - and if you read my last entry you know how that is working out... Now it looks like I won't be out of here until after 19:00, at this point I'd guess maybe 20:00. *sigh*. At this rate I'll need to find an outlet to charge this laptop. :-)
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Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping...

They just announced that my plane took off from Boston 10 minutes ago and it is due in here at 20:12, and they expect us to leace around 20:40. So it sounds like I'll be getting in close to midnight. Only 6 hours late!

I'm half expecting them to say they can't fly back because the crew will exceed the regulated work hours or something. ;-)
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heh heh heh

The flight attendants for my flight have been here since the original departure time, and they're sitting in a cluster over in the corner where I can overhear them. And they've been talking abou the work rules I mentioned in my last post and how the pilots on this flight may not be able to fly back to Boston if we don't get off the ground by 20:30. I'm wryly amused. I've got my travel zen going, just rolling with it. I'm sitting here by the window, laptop plugged in, watching planes come and go and blogging my fool head off.
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Zoner en fuego!

Jer's bachelor party

OK, I was trying to keep this on the down low but judging my the two emails I got from usagijer today someone squealed (glances at delenn1122), so I may as well make this easier on everyone and just do it openly.

Since Jer is getting hitched on Saturday I arranged to keep Wednesday night free for a bachelor party for him, being best man it falls on me to organize something. Oh, this doesn't bode well...

I setup an email list bachelor at megazone dot org for this - I already emailed a slew of people and I've been adding addresses as I fingure out who to put on the list. But if you want to be part of his bachelor party and you didn't get an email from me yet - contact me and let me know so I can add you to the list. (And check your spam filters...)
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Nailed!

Verbosity...

Well, I've really been dumping a lot of things that have been bouncing around my head for a while. I guess maybe this delay has some use. But you're all probably sick of my words now. Current word is still departing at 20:40 and arriving at 23:45. So I guess I'll go use my meal voucher - TEN WHOLE DOLLARS! - and get some dinner. Of course, that means schlepping my bags back up the terminal to where the food is. Oh well. I might be on later, or maybe just when I finally get home.
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Screwed!

And the winner is...

ME!

5 hours after the flight was supposed to leave they... CANCELLED IT! Looks like I may not be going home tonight.

I bet it was work rules - because of the delays, etc, I bet the pilots didn't have the time to fly back tonight. Now I go find out when they can get me home.
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Supernova

I win again

Using my charm and mad travel zen I got myself transfered to a 21:00 Song flight. I am on the plane now. So being chill is better than being beligerent.
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