April 23rd, 2002

the only earth?

$5 luggage

at the baggage check, my bag appears to have been lost. this doesn't seem possible since the flight was direct. somehow I didn't keep the barcode to locate my checked luggage, but someone from the airlines is able to determine that it was put with a different airline. while we wait, she gives me a airport check for $5.

because of this delay and a line for conference registration, we arrive at the conference in Seattle wear. after hearing the trainee talks, we plan to go to the hotel, but free food is compelling motivational factor when you've been living off airplane foods.
the only earth?

writing in the sky

i thought it might be fun to write an entry from the plane. this has been complicated by the absence of an internet connection. there should be a livejournal client that allows offline entries. so this is in WordPad. not nearly as much exotic as i'd hoped. i don't see a phone so this will be backdated.
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CHRU beach house

Everyone is thrilled with our suite. it is spacious and full of amenities. there are two balconies, a blender, rice cooker, giant televisions, etc.

the luau feels like your parents' parties. well, it's what I imagine children of the 50's felt like at their parents' theme parties. not that it wasn't fun for what it was. I have a feeling that authentic was an overstatement.

all of the Seattle people were sitting on the grass due to a lack of tables. such hippies. the roasted pig was surprisingly inoffensive.

bruce and david and endlessly entertained by the trainee sleeping situation. i'm the only boy in the room. scandalous!

after the luau we made an attempt at a mai-tai party. people were generally tired after 24 hour days and rum only contributes to the feeling of sleepiness. but we did make use of the blender with the prepackaged mr & mrs t mixers.