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Monday, August 31, 2009

The Strangeness and Austin

Leaving Denver, the safety demonstration is complete, the aircraft has already pushed back and is beginning to taxi, and I'm walking down the aisle checking seat belts and such.......Man, woman, and two children....all a bit odd as this conversation will confirm:

MAN to ME: Have we closed the door yet?

ME: (Looking outside at the pavement moving along below us): No.

MAN to ME: Oh, as soon as we do, can my daughter move over by me (there is one vacant middle seat between him and his daughter...all she had to do is slide over).

ME: Sure. And on I go down the aisle feeling no need whatsoever to confront the stangeness that has become our world.


Here is my work week ahead (9,000 and some odd miles)...... complete with a journey to a brand new city that I've never visited before.....AUSTIN, TEXAS. In spite of the fact that it's hotter than a two-bit whore there, I'm looking forward to exploring the food and music and gay scene.....and also watching the thousands of bats return to the Congress Street Bridge at sunset.

15 comments:

Robert said...

Austin is hot. You're hot. It's the perfect match! :-)

Michael Rivers said...

I flew to Vegas this past weekend. People on planes are crazy. By the when, when are airlines going to start limiting the number of items people can bring onboard? I was shocked to see the amount of things people bring. They need to check all that crap!!

LSL said...

Have fun in Austin! I'm not a fan of Texas, and I loved that town!

J.P. said...

I gave up all hope of sanity on flights when a passenger decided to go the bathroom just as the pilots were throttling up for take-off. She flung off her seat-belt and ran into the bathroom, I hope she had a fun ride in there.

Flying would be fun again if it wasn't for the passengers.

Jim said...

I love Austin! How long will you be there? Try to come up to Dallas sometime!

Princessa lil mexico said...

my hair is as big at Texas!
Texas i dislike. Be safe. I hear everything is bigger in Texas! wink wink

Doug said...

I honestly don't know how you or anyone can be in the airline business anymore. Crazy people are everywhere, of course, but the craziest seem to flock to the airport.

Dave2 said...

Austin! One of my favorite cities! Hope you have some time there to explore the city!

daveincleveland said...

austin is supposed to be an incredible city...so much so that i am contemplating a move there...nothing holding me to cleveland any more and think a change would be good....enjoy your trip and by the way.....new pic is great...quite the cutie....

Edmund said...

have fun in Texas...but remember "Don't mess with Texas'!

TSM Oregon said...

Honey, you have got me thinking today. And I can't wait to share it with you. But it's too big for a comment ;) Much hugs!

Mike, Studio city said...

Austin is nice. If I was condemned to live in Texas this is where I would want to be.

Ur-spo said...

I love bats; what a sight that must be to see !

bridgeout said...

Isn't it amazing what people _will_ ask permission for -- contrasted with all the things people will do _without_ asking first?

David said...

I'm flying cross-country tomorrow. I'll try to keep my bizarreness to a minimum.