For reasons I don't quite understand, I arranged for a morning flight. An early morning flight. A really early morning flight. Nothing quite like rousting the kids out of bed at 4:30 AM to head off to the airport. (I really need to get the other car running) The first leg, from Bradley to Chicago, wasn't at all bad, probably because everyone was asleep. The Chicago to San Diego leg, though...
For some reason I don't understand, the woman in the seat in front of me didn't figure out that the reason I kept kneeing her seat was because she'd managed to set her seat back too far and was wedged against my knee. (I'm not huge--6'1" isn't, by any means, big, but planes are apparently designed to comfortably sit your average 10 year old kid) That was just loads of fun. My knees still hurt, and it apparently whacked my back some. Joys of getting old and creaky, I suppose.
I also noticed that I read too darned fast. I brought a volume of
Ranma 1/2, three volumes of Maison Ikkoku, and four volumes of Fushigi
Yugi on the flight with me, and I blew through all of them (the Maison
Ikkoku stuff twice) before I was halfway through the second leg of the
flight. I'd also brought along Angel Sanctuary and the first
volume of Orphen with me on DVD. They would've been a good way
to spend the rest of the flight, until I realized that they might not
be the most appropriate things to be showing in public, at least in
their entirety. (With subtitles no less, so everyone can see the
I did notice a couple of interesting things, though.
Dunno for sure what this means for perl 6, but it means something. I shall have to ponder it some.
Monday was actually kind of nice. I had a tutorial to give in the morning, and it felt like it went OK. That's always a releif, because I get really nervous before these things. (Being in the morning helps--I am not a morning person, and it apparently doesn't matter that I'm three hours west of home. 8:30 AM is 8:30 AM, no matter what the timezone difference from my local time) Got a massage in the afternoon (Best $20 I've dropped in a long time. Being cooped up in a plane with squished knees killed my back) and kicked around a bit.
Sat in on Simon's perl 5 internals talk. Now that is a good way
to get queasy after lunch.
After was the p5p meeting. Wasn't entirely a waste of time, but pretty close to it. (We didn't even have any glasses flung. I was disappointed) Not too surprising, as we didn't really have anything pressing to go over. This is a good thing, on the whole, but I think I should've cut out earler. I'll know better next time.