Hello. I have just spent, oh, five hours on a plane. It started like this:
and progressed rapidly to this:
after the batteries on the laptop ran out. I didn't bother watching the James Bond-y thing that was showing on the plane, although in retrospect perhaps I should have done, since my alternative plan of sleeping didn't work out so well.
But... the hotel has high-speed, for free, and I was greeted with a Big Bag O' Swag™ donated by the kind folks at a certain Big Biotech Instrumentation Company that's hosting me. Tasty, tasty treats and bottled water imported all the way from Tuscany (allegedly). Just right after a long and tedious day, started off by my usual trick of showing up at the airport several hours too early.
A day there, then off to Orange County again for a day, then home. With no time for sight-seeing, alas, although truth be told I'm a bit of a homebody anyway and would rather be there than here. But no matter - off to bed and I'll doubtless wake up at 4:00 AM, since dealing with the three-hour time difference isn't really something I'm terribly good at.
Good night, all.