The Trip

Getting through airline security for an international flight on a Friday night turned out to be pretty uneventful even though I left work later than I expected, took the train to the airport train and got off at the wrong stop and had to go back one stop, thrn zi got offf the airtran at the wrong terminal, but I just walked over and it was realy no big deal. The terminals are right together.

I had to take my laptop out and my shoes off. The security guy asked if I had the new laptop and I said I didn’t know and then he asked if I got it in the last 1-2 years and I said yes, and then he informed me that it was indeeed the new one. Lucky me. This isn’t the first time that I’ve received commentary on my laptop. The last time it caused such a stir was beacuse of the color and I was accused of paying $400 more for it to get in in black. Which is kind of ridiculous any way you look at it. Why should I be judged for the type of computer I chose. Very interesting.

The meal that I had last night on the plane was pretty tasty. I am under no illusion that this is for any other reason than there was enoough fat and salt in there to embalm a small animal. I wonder what the vegetarian or special dietary option looked like. I got beef and the softest broccoli I have ever seen (or tasted for that matter) in a brown gravy, a little lasagna and a “salad” comprised of what tasted like pickled shredded carrots and two rolls of lunch meat. Dessert was 5 squares of melon and two grapes. Faced with such a meal, I had to get a glass of red wine. I guess the flight attendants and crew bring their lunch. I can’t imagine what would happen to a person eating the “meal” I had last night on a daily basis. Like I said, it was tasty. Salt, fat and hunger will do it every time.

Breakfast was the dryest danish I have ever had with a thin line of brown filling. And I use the word filling very loosely since I couldn’t taste at all what it was. I’m assuming some type of fruit? I’m wanting it to have been fruit. My other option was thre halves of bread glued together with cheese in one part and some type of meat on the other. What happens to the other half of the second piece of bread? Are they saving money this way? I would guess that maybe over volume they do. That last half of bread over the number of people that they are serving makes for a few extra sandwiches. I find this all rather fascinating.

Surprisingly enough I got on the plane and went to sleep before we even took off. I was awake briefly when I felt the wheels leaving the ground and then went back to sleep for an hour. Amazing. I have to be at the point of exhaustion before I can sleep sitting upright and essentially in a public place. Shows how tired I am. I brought several books because I just knew I would be reading on the plane. Nope. Was up for an hour, hungry and waiting for dinner, ate dinner and knocked right back out.

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