There was no heat or hot water this morning, but it is on now, thank heavens. I discovered it at around 7:45 when I jumped into a nice, cold shower. I went off to jin shin, then went to Marshall's for a 5 minute shop. Came back, went in Second Life, and found I had received a framed version of elka's really nice contest entry - running vertically, not horizontally like I'd hung the three parts for the exhibit. So... I went to the Photography Studio and rehung the show - no heat at that point, so I was a bit grumpy about it. It worked out fine, however, and elka came in while I was working. For some reason she had thought the awards were next week, not today. She's going to dinner but thought she might be home by 5 SL time. I told her, "Real life comes FIRST." Lord, I don't think people should rush through a nice dinner to come to an awards ceremony in cyberspace.
Enjah flew to Dallas and back yesterday, then she and Gordon (who I accidentally maligned by typo-ing his name as Gorgon the other day) flew to Virginia today. We had talked a little about air travel on Saturday, as she flies a lot but I've been too feeble to go anywhere since the last time I went to Australia - before 9-11.
"How early do you need to be there?"
"They say 2 hours, but 1.5 is ok."
"They should give you the pre-flight time you need to arrive based on skin color. Fair = 1.5 hours, tan = 2 hours, olive 2-3 hours, swarthy = 3-4 days, etc." <--No, I agree, this isn't funny.
"I always get searched."
"But terrorists are 18-30 year-old men, not grandmothers."
After the Dallas flight:
"Did they search you?"
"Yes, but it was partly my fault. I was inattentive and didn't take my shoes off."
"They make everyone take their shoes off - since that shoe guy."
"They would like it if everyone were placed in suspended animation for the flight. And no luggage."
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