I was in San Jose this week for an NTL Human Interaction Laboratory. Awesome - one of the best things I've ever done. A lot to think about and write, but also a lot I can't really share or even put into words.
Two weeks ago I spent 8 hours of my Friday night in the Cincinnati airport waiting for a long-delayed flight to Columbia, SC. This Friday night I'm spending 6 hours in San Francisco International waiting for my 10pm red-eye home. I have:
- Eaten some delicious lentil soup. Very. Slowly.
- Read two magazines.
- Read about 50 pages in one book and 20 in another.
- Downloaded this week's episode of "The Office" while doing the above three.
- Watched "The Office."
- Caught up on my feeds.
- Eaten 4 butter rum Life Savers and half a small bag of honey roasted cashews.
2.5 hours to go until takeoff. If there is anything right about this universe, I will be able to sleep on the flight.
Updated to add:
Right now I'm surfing and listening to my iPod. Random Guy walked up to me and asked if there was wifi available in the airport. I assume there is and said as much, adding that I wasn't using it since I had a Sprint card (tapping the part of the card that sticks out of my laptop). He continued:
Random Guy: But are you accessing the internet?
Random Guy: Well, you are using wifi, then. (he might as well have patted me on the head when he said it)
Me: No, I'm accessing the internet via Sprint's EVDO mobile broadband network.
Random Guy: Oh, satellites. Cool.
Me: I'm sure wifi is available, though.