I shot a man in Reno
Mr. Spy and I are apparently running a relay race with AJ as the baton. I arrived home last night, back from nearly two weeks of traveling and narrowly escaping some dramatic weather in Indianapolis. We landed in the thickest fog I’ve ever seen from the air, so thick that by the time I saw the runway, we were already on the ground. So think that the pilots must have needed air traffic control to get them across the runways because they couldn’t possibly have seen what was coming. So thick that the flight attendant seated opposite me leaned forward to look out my window and muttered under her breath, “Holy shit!”
A little over 12 hours later, Mr. spy was in a cab on the way to the airport. Fortunately, the weather had cleared and he made it to Chicago without incident.
AJ? He went to school.
The second conference wasn’t quite as hectic as the first, which was good, because I had a lot of other stuff to do and spent a fair amount of time in my hotel room staring at very tiny print through a magnifying glass — is it wrong that I like looking at things through the magnifying glass? Even when not spying I can feel like a spy. I did get to take time out, though, to visit with Lemming and Mr. PQV, which was lovely. I got to sit outside in their back yard and smell the fall leaves and watch Fritz the dog chase squirrels and trains. It was a good place to be.
I spent the day today sitting at my kitchen table with the magnifying glass. I will take it back to the office with me tomorrow. I am looking forward to Saturday, which will be my first day off in nearly three weeks and will also be the day that I get to take a 15 pound turkey for a mile-long walk as I escort it home from the Farmer’s Market for a brief stay in my refrigerator.
I spent the evening listening to AJ explain HyperLoops to me. This conversation was brought to you by his new subscription to Popular Science — school fundraising magazine drive for the win!
I plan on spending the night sleeping. It seems like the thing to do. I think I remember how.