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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-05-10 13:16
Subject: [personal|travel] Poised to leap into the widening sky
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Tags:books, house, lj, personal, publishing, travel
At the airport now, waiting to fly to SFO. I continue to be amazed that anyone with a plane ticket can be surprised by the requirement to show ID -- that's been going on all my life, not just post-911 -- yet the woman two places in line before me at security was quite taken aback and had to dig long and deep in her purse.

In other news, we have placed a contingent offer on a duplex in Milwaukie, OR, just south of the Portland city line. Not sure yet how that will play out, but news as it happens. Firm news, at least.

Here in LJ land, david_de_beer has me in some good company. Also, I am now writing two introductions, one due shortly for Bruce Taylor's Edward, and the other for an Archonate book by Matt Hughes. I've only done this once or twice before, outside work I've edited, and I think it's a real honor to be asked.

Intermittent wit and erudition this next week, with lightly scattered irony and brief gusts of whingeing. You know the drill.

You may shop as usual. No need to return to your homes.
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russ: pasporto
User: goulo
Date: 2007-05-10 20:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:pasporto
It may shock you to know that there are many people who have never flown before! I even know such people. Incredible but true!
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2007-05-11 01:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Such wise and cultured folks are otherwise known as "train travelers," right?

Right?

C'mon, RIGHT?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-05-11 04:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
No! Next you'll be telling me there are also people who actually voted for Bush...
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2007-05-11 01:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
>>a duplex in Milwaukie, OR<<

As a central-U.S. boy my entire life, I found the spelling of Milwaukie, OR, to be just wrong when I first encountered it a number of years ago. I'm sure it's the same thing as our local spelling of "Pottawattamie" which also comes in several flavors.

Good luck on the duplex, BTW. We still would have preferred a triplex. ;)
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David Moles
User: scarypudding
Date: 2007-05-11 04:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You didn't used to have to show ID or a boarding pass at the security gate, just when you were boarding the plane. Maybe she hasn't flown since before 9/11?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-05-11 04:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yah, that's it. But I don't remember ever rolling through an airport onto a plane without showing ID.
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