I'm Back


More notes later, when I’m more awake.

I’d like to thank my prolific guestbloggers Jim, Ken, Mike, and Eric for more than ablely filling in in my absence.

A few notes from the road:

  • United’s p.s. (premium service) flights are rather nice. They’re flying three-class 757s, configured with 3 rows in first, 8 rows in business, and 11 rows in economy, with much-needed extra legroom in economy. There are free headphones and the food is actually edible; it’s not going to give Daniel anything to worry about, but, on the other hand, it was better than some food that I’ve actually paid for before. What’s amusing, though, is that what is now “premium service” seems an awful lot like the regular service of 10 to 15 years ago.
  • Doc Searls, who apparently was on the Golden Gate Bridge at about the same time I was a few hours after I was, has some neat photographs of the famous bridge. Which reminds me that going over the bridge during the daytime, the guy driving the Audi in front of me stuck his camera up through his open sunroof to take a picture…
  • Over 660 miles logged on the rental car in 5 days. It was, of course, a Taurus. That makes me wonder: now that Ford is phasing out the Taurus, what will become the new mainstay of car rental fleets?
  • The cab fare to JFK is just ridiculous.
  • Having chapped lips on an airplane sucks.
  • The new Asian Art Museum looks awesome. And the cafeteria is pretty good, too.


I like the AirTrain myself. $7, including a subway connection! That wouldn't even cover the tip in a cab.

The AirTrain, however, is not particularly practical when your flight leaves at 6:45 a.m. or arrives at 11:30 p.m.

Welcome back, and thanks to those who filled in.

I consider myself fairly low maintenance. But one thing I always try to have on me is a tube or pot of lip balm. Get yourself a little pot of Carmex and you'll be set.

{whine}I want Ken to start blogging again.{/whine}

Jeez, just blogging for the weekend was a haul. I can be seen performing the improv, though.


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