January 10th, 2005

Anime MZ

Heading home

Well, in a few hours I'll be flying back home from Vegas. This trip was OK overall. Lots of cool stuff I'd love to own. :-) But the trip was marred by illness. After my delays flying in - in Boston, Chicago, and then 2 hours waiting for my bag in Vegas, I didn't get to my hotel until almost 3AM. After eating and unpacking it was almost dawn before I could crash. Then I had to get up for Internext. I really should've crashed that night, but I let the sales guy who came to Internext talk me into going to the big party that night. (It was fun, but probably not the best move - I guess I also sent some drunken text messages...) It was also kind of cold in Vegas this week. So I think the lack of rest, chill, and alcohol opened the door for a con bug. Wednesday I felt like shit, but I still had to go walk Internext. Thursday I went back to Internext, and then headed over to CES. Friday I only did the show for a bit, then came back to the hotel and crashed because I felt wiped out. Saturday I managed to put in a full day at the show, but I was out like a light when I got back to the hotel. I never even got dinner. Sunday I got up and got ready, went and had lunch - and decided to bail on the day. So I didn't manage to see everything at CES I'd planned to see, I just didn't have the energy. So far today I think I'm so-so. I'm trying not to take meds to see if I still need them or not, and I'm not as stuffy as I was. I'm also not randomly shaking and sweating, which is always a plus. But I fear my apartment may be snowed in when I get home. I hope I don't have to shovel out my parking space before I can park and crash, I get in quite late.
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Screwed!

Attn: Eris. Ha-Ha. Very funny. Fuck you too.

So I'm sitting here in the Las Vegas airport. It is 14:46, my flight was supposed to leave at 13:50. I got to to the airport at like 11:00, just to be safe in case there was a line at security due to CES. (There wasn't.)

So, the previous flight at my gate was late pushing back, keeping my plane off the gate. This delayed my flight, making it likely that I'd miss my connection in Dallas since it was going to be a close call to start with. There was another flight through Chicago - but since I checked a bag they refused to shift me to that flight as it was too late to move my bag. Then there was some 'minor' issue with my plane, causing a further delay - making it almost certain I'd miss my connection. Which, by the way, is the last flight of the night from Dallas to Boston. After the Chicago flight left they announced that the 'minor' issue how has a 18:00 decision time from maintenance as to whether the flight will leave at all tonight. And we have the choice of being put up overnight in Vegas to leave on the first flight tomorrow, or flying to Dallas - if the flight leaves - and if we miss our connections (ha!) being put up overnight there to catch the first flight to Boston in the morning.

Oh, and I don't *feel* sick - but I've started pouring sweat again. I wonder if I have some allergy to Sudafed. Of course, all my clothes and such are in my checked bag.

I'm staying calm, there isn't much else I can do. Some woman had a hysteric break down, sobbing and collapsing at the gate counter - I guess she's missing something important because of this, or she just doesn't handle adversity well.

So the question is - do I take the room here, or try to fly to Dallas? I think that if I can get to Dallas tonight I could make it to Boston earlier tomorrow.

Wheee...
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