October 21st, 2002

FF Sparks (Casual)


Still feel sick. Actually, more sick than before. I really, really don't like flying. On the plus side, my legs are all shaved again so I can wear shorts and stuff in Austin, so that I don't die of heatstroke. (Travel hazards men likely don't consider!) Off to bed, anyway, to get some sleep before leaving tomorrow.

Oh...and if I die on the plane flight, kieri gets my TiVo and PS/2. (Don't ask, dinner conversation and a touch of morbid humor.) ;P
  • Current Mood
    sick sick
FF Sparks (Casual)

Travel curse strikes again!

As always, my outbound journey was eventful. My flights home rarely have snags, but flights away...?

The first, longer leg (to Dallas) was quiet. In Dallas, observing my 3 hour(!) layover, they helpfully transferred me to an earlier flight with only a 1 hour layover. Of course, the airport gods could not stand for this. "Ha-ha," they chuckled. "She thinks she has it made! Let's break down the plane and send it through a half-hour inspection! And then, let's completely break it and make another plane have to be brought in!"

Finally, I make it to Austin about 30 minutes earlier than the original flight...only to discover that when they tried to move my bag to the new flight, it didn't make it. So now I'm waiting to see where my bag shows up, and pondering if I need to ritually burn my boarding pass stubs to appease the airport gods.

I did finish His Dark Materials, and enjoyed it despite the bittersweet end. Most of "A College of Magics" done too, and it is actually far better than I expected. Less polished in some ways, but with some wonderfully sarcastic dialogue.

Well, off in search of luggage...
  • Current Music
    icky airport Muzak
FF Sparks (Casual)


Luggage is retrieved, yay! Got to the Hampton Inn, where I'm staying. Got settled in. Took a shower. Made sure I can get online via my AOL dialup (whoot).

Have to get up waaaaay too early tomorrow, so sleeptimenow. Zzzz. At least they have free breakfast tomorrow!
  • Current Music
    Austin's local classical music station on the clock radio