Anthony had his computer science competition at Maryland. His team finished 18 out of 35. He said he’d write more later. I’ll hold my breath.
Peggy was looking for some new end tables at IKEA so we all stopped for lunch. Josh and I got the meatballs. Peggy got a crab cake.
Met Jim for lunch at Gordon Biersch. We got calamari for an app. I got the lobster and shrimp mac and cheese. Jim got a salad. Good times.
The trip was every bit as horrible as I thought it would be but nothing really prepared me for the flights to and back. How could the flight back be worse than having two flights cancelled and being more than a day late. Well…
We get on the flight, no problem. I’m like great…we’ll land at 8 and I should be home by 9:30. Well, the pilot comes on and says we are making an emergency landing in charlotte because of an electrical problem in the cockpit.
On the way down, the guy makes us get into the brace position, though of course no one read the safety thing so we weren’t exactly sure what that was. The guy also tells us that we may have to evacuate as soon as we land. He will say evacuate three times if we have to. I would have been gone after the first one.
Then the firetrucks come out to inspect the plane before they let us into the airport. They want to make sure we aren’t going to blow up.
They put us on another plane but that one has problems while it’s pulling out. We sit on it for an hour.
They move us to another plane. start pulling out and it gets an issue. It takes another half hour to get that one fixed.
Finally, we leave. I get back to the DC airport at like three. You’d probably be surprised to hear this but there are not a lot of cabs out at 3 am. Not nearly enough for a large plane full of people. It takes me a half hour to catch a cab back to my office. Then I have to drive home as the snow is starting.
I was supposed to be home around 9pm. I get home at 5 am this morning. Slept til noon.
Pretty tired so I just got delivery from Cafe Roma for dinner.