Brad Fitzpatrick (brad) wrote,
Brad Fitzpatrick


Sitting in the airport, waiting for my flight home, enduring yet another painfully slow net connection, this time GPRS. I should really switch to 1xRTT or AT&T EDGE or whatever the fasted one is, and just use that everywhere. And get a new laptop with good built-in wireless. One of the little Thinkpads, perhaps? (bitch bitch bitch, I know)

There seems to be an awful lot of Germans in this airport. Like, everywhere. And in big groups. I wonder if there's a conference or they just all fly in here and it's holiday time. I was considering asking the group in front of me during the hour security line, but then I remembered I don't interact with people without desperate need. Damn.

Every airline has their "cheap" brand now. Ted? Song? Where the hell did these all come from? How are they different from regular airlines, besides price? Airfare could keep dropping in price until we have $20 flights but I'll still hate flying as long as I have to get to the airport 1-2 hours early and be inconvenienced so much. I wish there were just quick, little planes coming and going like city busses or train stations (excluding Amtrak) and you just transfered between them to get wherever. It's probably more fuel/cost efficient to fly hundreds of people at once, but I can dream. One day travel won't be so boring.

Yesterday was my brother's 22nd birthday. Having dinner with him and family tonight after I arrive in Portland around 5:30. I'll probably be ready to go to bed right after dinner, now that I've been on this 6:30am-11:00pm Eastern schedule (3:30am-8:00pm my time) for the past 4 (going on 5) days.

Time to download some stuff to read on the plane.
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