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travel update.

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Well, I am finally here in Phoenix, but my luggage is not. Getting through BOS and Chicago O’Hare really roughed me up. I spent all day yesterday experiencing delays, but not the “oh good I can get some work done” kind — more like the “why haven’t they posted the notice that I am at the correct gate?” kind. So much for catching up with email.

Here’s what I learned:

  • Traveling through major airports on a Saturday = bad news and droves of people.
  • Traveling through Chicago on a Saturday in winter = good luck with that one!
  • Wolfgang Puck sit-down restaurants in airports still have plastic silverware… and are overpriced but delicious.
  • ORD has weird sliding clear plastic toilet seat covers you’re supposed to change before you sit down.
  • While you can’t get any computer-related work done when you’re sitting on the runway, cell phone brickball is awesome.
  • My blackberry pearl (T-Mobile) does not auto-update for the time zones. Am I missing something?
  • Pack (at the minimum) your toothbrush and some undies in your carry-on. Seriously.