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05:53 am: on the road again
I'm on my first business trip (other than Boston) in a couple of years. Feels weird. Weird to be traveling, weird to be in a warm place, weird to sleep with the AC on, and especially weird to be here without Peter and Teddy.

It was my first flight from the Hartford airport, too, which is quite nice. Smaller, cleaner, more manageable than Logan. Nice people working there.

Even nicer people in Tampa. I'd forgotten how strangely friendly people are down here. Everyone says hi and smiles. It's very suspicious.

My flight was quick - arrived 45 minutes early, which is good 'cause I ran out of magazines and my laptop ran out of juice. Even my iPod was acting funny. For the last half-hour or so, I looked out the window and listened to the conversations around me. It was almost all businessmen, who were boring, but there was one woman who amazed me (dunno if she's in business, but I hope not).

She sounded like a cross between Fran Drescher and someone from Jersey Housewives (is that a show? I've never seen it, but for some reason I think it's legit). She had a screeeeeching giggle. And she was involved in the most inane conversation* I've ever had the dubious privilege of over-hearing (far worse than the girls from lon gisland in the line at the BU Bookstore, like, y'know, and of course far worse than the many, many conversations I've personally had about baby poop, which is exponentially more important than I ever thought).

"'Cause I have to have a MAN! I couldn't be alone!" Her tone was approximately "who made THAT ridiculous suggestion, akin to mating with an alien and giving birth to centaur triplets" or going outside without her face (something I used to hear when I lived in Jacksonville).

I almost wished I'd started listening earlier, because I probably missed out on something hilariously unbelievable. Damn. Lost opportunity.

OTOH, I may have had to choke her, so it's all good.


* By which I mean "monologue punctuated by grunts from her seatmate."

Current Location: Tampa
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Willie Nelson. Duh.

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From:katehaney
Date:January 31st, 2010 01:53 am (UTC)

hmm... dunno 'bout that

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I've encountered more inanities in New England than anywhere else. Probably has something to do with having spent most of my time here. ;)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 31st, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC)

Re: hmm... dunno 'bout that

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Hmm. Prolly! OTOH, I think I listen harder elsewhere, feeling free to ignore the familiar, I guess.
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From:katehaney
Date:February 1st, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)

that makes sense too

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:)
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