A good day; a long flight


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November 14th 2009
Published: October 1st 2017
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Geo: 28.6, -81.3392

I had a couple of sessions in the morning, then ran into a good friend. We went to lunch, with a colleague -- sitting outside, enjoying the lovely day. I had arranged for a late check out, which was good, but I still could have lingered.

After saying goodbye to my friend, then checking out, I drove to Winter Park, to find a book -- bookstore listed in Winter Park. Spent an hour browsing the book store, then another hour just wandering up and down the main street (Park Avenue), and sitting out having a cup of coffee and people-watching. Nothing too interesting ... although I did overhear a funny snippet of conversation from a man on his cell phone: "Sorry I didn't call you right away. I just ran into Mike and Stephanie ... no, she was polite enough, but I didn't really know what to say. We talked about things that happened last week, so that was okay." Wonder what Stephanie might have been sniffy about.

I had some extra time, so I decided to drive back, avoiding the tollways. Googlemaps on my phone, however, kept leading me astray ... so I gave up and jumped on the toll way. With the long drive to reach the airport, then the long drive around the airport, then the long drive through the parking garage, I arrived at the departure gate just as my group was boarding.

Did have an exit row, which was nice. Read my book ("The Heart of the Nile"😉 for the entire time. Arrived on time in LAX, but now have two and half hours (!!!!) until my flight to San Jose. Then have an hour drive. Ugh. Why did I decide to save the project a couple of hundred dollars?

At least it has afforded me the opportunity to overhear a businessman walk back in forth, talking on his cell phone with his hands-free set: "TMI. TMI. TMI. TMI..." he said the first time. Now, he just walked by again, saying, "Why do you continue to talk like this? TMI! Don't you remember..." Very amusing.



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