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Monday, November 06, 2006

I Should be Going to Laundrytown

The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. -Douglas Adams
I should be going to Laundrytown, but instead I'm headed to Baltimore. Actually, beyond Baltimore, to rural Maryland. Where we have an office that overlooks a corn field and a cement factory.

This means flights. From here. To Detroit. To Baltimore. And a rental car. From Baltimore. To ruralandia. And conference calls along the way. And deadly boring overheard airport conversations. Mundane. Silly. Unthinking people rushing from here to there, and there to here. Like ants. Pulling luggage.

15 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's Charm City alright! Just like caterpillars climbing the pole.


Peace,

TG

9:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course, I meant BWI. That's whata I get for typing before engaging brain. Travel safe. :)

9:46 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

It sounds like Hell on Earth. ;)

10:06 PM  
Anonymous kat said...

I liked this post. It was like a Haiku at the end.

Enjoy your trip. Travel safe.

(and men drop the personal info right up front because they are attracted to you but are reminding THEMSELVES that they are spoken for. They aren't informing you - they are warning themselves.)

10:08 PM  
Blogger Citymouse said...

I had an error on your other blog, but this seems to fit.. as long as your not flying with someone named Miller or Jones, it wont be that bad!

11:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

on all the flying! travel safe!!!! have a good time too!

1:51 AM  
Blogger KC said...

If you stop at a convenience store in your travels in the Baltimore area, look for Berger cookies. Baltimore treasure and TO DIE FOR. Last time I was up there, I picked up 4 packages.

Ah, gluttony.

6:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your choice of photo for this! It is always how I picture myself starting out a journey -all glam & unrumpled. Doesn't seem to feel that way on the ride home, tho.

Safe travels, my friend.

7:15 AM  
Blogger jen said...

what about cocktails on the plane between conference calls?

yes, while it's just a boring domestic puddle jump...travel safely regardless.

8:47 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

The airport chatter reminded me of a weird incident in an airport a year ago. I will save it for a post tomorrow. But you are so right! Safe flying and get some rest in there sometime!

8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoy your trip. I work near Baltimore and travel there everyday. If you get a chance do get some crabs though.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Susan as herself said...

I love the photo too... And since flying and travel has become so ugly and unpleasant, I always try to amuse myself by 1) carrying a small flask in my purse, and 2) wearing a scarf on my head a la Grace Kelly. It makes me feel above the banal, and just a little special.

10:46 AM  
Anonymous gr said...

I don't think so kat. As perplexio concluded at the end back there, we're just not a slimeball and don't want a woman we are having a brief friendly encounter with to worry that we will hit on them. True true true.

Betcha five bucks Lucia sits next to a guy on the plane with an open shirt, gold chains around his neck, lotsa aftershave who says 'hey honey, whaddya say we get a drink after the flight?' while covering his left hand?

11:12 AM  
Blogger Tink said...

I don't anything can beat New Carlisle Indiana. That's like the armpit of the U.S.

Odd that you (my traveling guru) is going to a place that's so... Bleh. I hope it flies by and you have fun anyway.

3:10 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

Where is Laundrytown? TSA has a list of Permitted and Prohibited Items, but what they don't tell you is that NWA does not let you take empty water bottles on the plane because you might put water in the bottle and everyone knows that you cannot have liquids on a plane...

7:16 PM  

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