Uneventful trip today. Precisely how I like 'em. Got some good work done on the first leg. On the second leg was going to do more work, but I was seated next to a soldier coming home on leave from Iraq, and he was feeling chatty, so we talked all the way to Omaha. Here in town the Hertz random upgrade program hath delivered unto me a Ford Edge in a strange copper colored paint job , while hotel has very nicely put me in a half-suite again. Dinner with garyomaha and elusivem just now, which was pleasant. It's quite cold here, but nothing so apocalyptic as my last trip.