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Voice Post: The Travels of Zoner, Revisited
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“Hey! I think I've pissed Eris off. I'm not sure exactly how? But I'm getting the distinct feeling that I'm not in her good graces at this point in time. See, I had to stay here in Omaha all weekend in order to be available for the client site open today. As I was getting ready to leave the hotel this morning to be there for the opening, I got an email saying, "We don't really need you, don't bother." So I stayed in Omaha all weekend to be dismissed before going to the client site this morning.

I went there anyway, because, what the heck else was I gonna do? And really they didn't need me, so I turned around and came to the airport. I was booked on a 6:30 or so flight out of here, and I figured, you know, it was 11 o'clock, maybe I can get something earlier. Sure enough, there's a 1:30 flight. So I rebook myself on that flight. I get some food, you know, meander over to the gate, I'm early, I get to the gate - the flight's been delayed to 3:10.


Apparently there's a mechanical issue, the plane's coming from Denver through Omaha to Chicago, and it was tied up with a mechanical. There is a (? cheap) 2:43 flight, I think, to Chicago, you know, another half-hour earlier, but I can't switch to that flight, I guess because my bags are checked onto this one and that would cause a SNAFU and my bags might not follow me. My bag.

So now I'm on a 3:10, if it's on time now, and who knows, to Chicago. I will almost certainly miss my scheduled connection, since that's supposed to leave Chicago at 3:45 and there's kind of a temporal paradox involved there, I think. They say, "Well, maybe that flight will be delayed," so they want to rebook me right now. If I get to Chicago and I have missed it, then I get to rebook myself on, I think, a 6 o'clock flight, and hopefully that won't be delayed.

But still, unless things go horribly awry, I'll be getting into Boston much earlier than the midnight-oh-one arrival time I had, although now instead of getting in at 7, 7:30, it'll be a few hours later.

Ahhh. I, I must've done something wrong. I'm not sure what I've done. I really don't know why she's pissed with me, but I gotta figure this one out. Either that or she's not pissed with me, she's just toying with me, and this is a test.

She's like that.

Anyway, I'm babbling because I'm sitting in the airport in Omaha. Think I'm gonna see if there's WiFi. Bye!”

Transcribed by: z_gryphon
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: December 3rd, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
TRANSCRIBER'S RHETORICAL QUESTION: Does Zoner realize that the Northeast is having a major, travel-screwing-up snowstorm right now? His travel predictions do not seem to take that into account.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: December 3rd, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Yes, I even asked if this delay was weather related - and was told that no, it was a mechanical delay. And that they expect the weather to clear by the time I'd be getting into Boston.

But we'll see.

I just had more fun. The airport does have WiFi, but the system that you have to go through to enable access was redirecting up its own ass. So A sent you to B which sent you to A which... They finally fixed that.
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: December 3rd, 2007 08:11 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Looks like it's not snowing very hard at Logan right now; on the other hand, they have a wind advisory in effect until 1900 tomorrow.
lizzielizzie From: lizzielizzie Date: December 3rd, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I think the snow comes and goes. The radar shows green and yellow over much of Eastern MA at the moment, and we have actively falling snow at my house right now.
etherial From: etherial Date: December 3rd, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
You tried to leave Omaha. Quake with fear, you tiny fool.