Sunday, August 10, 2008

away (again)

I swear I don't get infinite vacation time. Back next week. Hoping the seemingly endless rain lets up as there will be a lot of camping. If not, there will be a lot of some small town bars in my future. That's a whole different kind of vacation.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

why does it have to be creepy?

Last week, while waiting at the airport for a domestic flight, I pulled out my laptop. I was in my own little world, getting my butt kicked even further at scrabulous, trying unsuccessfully to move up a level on FreeRice, and answering a few emails from a very long time ago (I've been so remiss lately).

Somebody asked if the seat next to me was available and I nodded, not even looking up.

After a few minutes, the same person said, "Wow, you type so fast - do your fingers ever smoke?" I enjoy brief conversations with random strangers, probably because I find people fascinating. I was mildly amused by this comment, so looked up to have a brief conversation. Buddy was an older guy in a pilot's uniform. After a few pleasantries, I turned back to what I was doing.

I wish the story ended there, because for once it would just be a nice story. But of course it doesn't end there. The next thing I knew unknown older guy--who was flying my plane, of course--was asking if I wanted to fly to Europe with him the next day. Say what?

Don't men ever just want to have a pleasant conversation with someone? Does it always have to turn creepy? I just don't get it.

Friday, August 1, 2008


Well, I'm off on my first trip to Vermont, ever, this weekend. My travel buddy and I have earmarked this, this, and this as must-sees. Can't wait to see what else we find.

Have a great weekend, all!

Update: Such a fun weekend, despite the seemingly endless rain. Highlights were definitely going here and here--both visited with a healthy sense of irony.

We didn't make it to watch the drive-in movie from bed though.