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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-10-08 21:22
Subject: [travel] Here, finally
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Tags:calendula, california, travel
My flight which was supposed to arrive at 5:28 landed about 7:50 and made the gate about 8:00 pm. This was due to the Blue Angels closing the SFO air space this afternoon, which caused the outbound flight that was my plane back to San Francisco to be delayed about two and a half hours.

Having gotten inside the terminal about 8:00 pm, I then waited until after 8:40 for my luggage to get inside the terminal. I've seen worse, but rarely.

On the plus side, my cab driver wanted to talk about aviation graveyards, Soviet heavy lift aircraft and WWII tank design. Luckily, I am equipped to hold my own in such discussions, at least long enough to get from SFO to Cole Valley. Also, my Google Wave invite showed up.

calendula_witch is still at City Arts and Lectures, where I was supposed to be with her tonight. I think I'm going to bed before anything else stupid happens, but I'd really like to thank the Blue Angels and the United Airlines baggage handlers for making my travel day extra super duper special.
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Dave Gallaher
User: dave_gallaher
Date: 2009-10-09 04:48 (UTC)
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This was due to the Blue Angels closing the SFO air space this afternoon

But they were quite spectacular flying repeatedly over my building this afternoon.

I gather today's flights were to get a feel for the area; rehearsal flights tomorrow.
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2009-10-09 12:06 (UTC)
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Wait. An exhibition show-off squadron closes down a major airport? There's nowhere else in the SF region they can practice? How inconvenient for so many. (Insert bonus comment here about how this wouldn't happen with a train...)
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2009-10-09 12:07 (UTC)
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...and now I'm daydreaming about exhibition show-off squadrons of trains...
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calendula_witch: SF
User: calendula_witch
Date: 2009-10-09 14:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
See, the thing is, no one is actually supposed to *live* in San Francisco or try to get things done, or anything. The city is a playground for tourists, a backdrop for movies, an arena for special events, exhibitions, festivals, marches, protests, concerts, celebrations....you name it. Last weekend, after it took me an hour to drive and park ten blocks from here (due to something going on in the park), I tried to go do some household shopping in the afternoon...only to find Market Street closed off at Castro, and traffic all diverted up the hill into Noe Valley. That's when I turned back around and went home and opened a bottle of wine. Still need to do that shopping, too...
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2009-10-09 22:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I just hope Tony Bennett isn't reading this..

(sorry about the shopping fail)
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