The travel curse continues...

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Guess where I am? Not in my big warm bed. I'm stuck in Houston due to the weather. I get to spend the night in the airport since I'm too cheap to go get a hotel. Ah well - time to catch up on emails and wrap some code I was working on this week at MAX.

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Comment 1 by Scott P posted on 10/27/2006 at 9:58 AM

You may become the howard hughes of CF.

Never leave your house, grow a beard (ummm yeah), screaming through locked doors. When folks come to visit, you will sit rocking and mumbling must scope the vars....he forgot to scope his vars....I scope my vars....

be will be at home in time for BSG.

Comment 2 by Douglas Knudsen posted on 10/27/2006 at 10:59 AM

man that sucks. nothing like paying for a service and being stuck with no refunds or even a freakin discount. Even Dennys would comp you for bad food, eh? luck Jedi


Comment 3 by Joe Rinehart posted on 10/27/2006 at 2:58 PM

We need to get you mobile satellite broadband so that you can just roam the country in your Mini, going from conference to conference...

Comment 4 by Stephen Moretti posted on 10/27/2006 at 4:56 PM

I don't know!! First you break your car, then you break hotel booking and now you've broken the weather! ;)

Comment 5 by Brian Swartzfager posted on 10/27/2006 at 6:45 PM

My trip back from MAX isn't going smoothly either. My red-eye flight left late, so I and another guy (another MAXer, didn't catch his name) had to sprint down the hallways of O'Hare to make our connecting flight to Baltimore.

The plane was still there when we arrived, but they had already closed the gate. We were about to get booked on later flights by other ticket agents when they received word that the plane was delayed due to mechanical problems, so they got us on board the plane.

We sat there with the other passengers while they tried to fix the problem--they even rebooted the plane!--but no luck. They didn't have the part to fix the problem, so they cancelled the flight.

So now I'm on standby for a noon flight, and if I don't get that one, I'll be on the 7pm flight (the other MAXer got on a flight to Washington DC instead).

I've never had problems with flying before (not like this) anyway. Perhaps I caught the curse from being at Ray's sessions. :)

Comment 6 by John Wilker posted on 10/27/2006 at 9:07 PM

Guess flying into the aftermath of a "blizzard" in CO doesn't seem so bad now. Sorry you had so many troubles ray... At least you had FB for the mac to play with, which I've found is invisible to You Control Desktop :)

Comment 7 by Sam posted on 11/1/2006 at 7:37 PM

Man Ray,

It's too bad I didn't know you were in town. I'm quite a ways from the airport though (assuming you were in IAH, and not Hobby)