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Posted on Friday, December 21st, 2007

Dave!Hmmm... the TSA felt it necessary to inspect my suitcase.

Somebody now knows that I wear Mickey Mouse boxer shorts.

I'm in Spokane today, but not because I actually need to be in Spokane. When I changed my travel plans last week, planes were so overbooked that in order to get to San Francisco, I had to fly out of Spokane per my original itinerary. As if that weren't bad enough, I couldn't get a revised flight to Spokane on the 26th, so I'm flying back here on Christmas Day.

But that's not the strange part.

I somehow had it in my head that I was in Chicago just now.

Possibly because the TV was tuned to Chicago news, but more likely because I've been traveling so much over the past six months that I can't keep it straight in my head where the heck I am at any given moment...

Dave Travel 2007

Almost hard to believe that I failed once again to qualify for platinum level on my frequent flier plan.

But, then again, I did get to see some sweet scenery on the way over...




Oooh! You can see my home from here!

I don't mind the flying so much... but all this up-and-down is wrecking havoc on my sinuses.

I suppose that's my cue to get some sleep.

Here's hoping, anyway.

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  1. Hilly says:

    You’d probably know better than I, but hopefully flying on Christmas Day means less annoying people!

    I hope you get a break from whatever you are working on in SF and get to enjoy the city. It’s my favorite place in California :). Eat some sourdough for me, will ya?

  2. borysSNORC says:

    You have my total sympathy. I love to travel, but hate to fly… shitty airports, shitty customs processes, shitty airplane seats, shitty fellow passengers and even shittier food.
    Hope you’re less in transit in 2008 🙂

  3. ig says:

    MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC, IS THE ANSWER! John Mayer, Jack Johnson, etc. Give us your picks, WPI?

  4. Miss Britt says:

    You mean there are people who actually fly MORE than you do???

  5. Kyra says:

    Wow! I wear Micky Mouse boxers too! 😉

    By the way, TSA ALWAYS inspects my bags. Every damn time. I haven’t flown in the past few years even once without a little note saying they inspected my bags and everything messed up inside.

  6. Avitable says:

    You can see the Blogography compound from space, so seeing it from the plane is no big deal.

  7. jenny says:

    yow – you must be in elite status of every major airline by now! don’t they have a reserved seat in the cockpit for you?

  8. kapgar says:

    Is that really a shot of where your home is? Too cool! Did you try blowing it up to see if you can find your actual house in the shot?

  9. I have to say I’ve seen that Valley shot 100 times when flying home, and it feels like home to see it again. Great photo!

  10. kilax says:

    Wow, you did get some great pictures!

    I am dreading flying out today…

  11. bogup says:

    Hope you use something other than Afrin for your sinus problems. There are a few much better nasal sprays that are homeopathic and can help, even for colds. Those are sweet pics from the air & thnx for posting. A bit cold @ home, huh?

  12. sizzle says:

    with all that travel i am surprised you didn’t reach GOLD! they should serve you pudding in a glass bowl every time you fly damnit. 😉

  13. Arwen says:

    I was seriously considering flying overnight to London and mack to keep my status. Flying to Seattle (from NC) would keep me from status by 1000 points, it had to be Europe. Then I woke up and realized how absolutely ridiculous that plan was.

  14. Lewis says:

    Listen, my little pumpkin…the mountain shots are crazy beautiful….I love that short hop from EAT-SEA or thereabouts. Now, don’t you have some sort of slinky Mickey thong or something other than boxers? The TSA are perverts….I think they get off on feeling up a pair of shorts from a good looking guy (or chick). And your route map looks like mine…..wanna come be an FA with me? Hope your holidays are great.

  15. Karl says:

    Sleep? How can I be expected to sleep with this damned Nintendo Wii?!

  16. Laurence says:

    Wait a minute… You wear Mickey boxer shorts… You are a sexy man ! 😉

  17. Wayne says:

    Am I the only one to see a blindfolded 12 year old daughter of a pirate with pigtails in your flight picture?

  18. What is it with travel and sinuses? Mine have been causing me untold grief for about 18 months now, my doctor couldn’t diagnose leprosy in a leper colony, and now its resulted in a blocked tear duct, which means that my eyes dry up and I end up virtually blind once every couple of weeks. Grrrr.

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