Who thought Portland up as a venue? Trying to get there from London is just silly, you have to fly to somewhere in the states, then hop over. So now I'm going to Seattle, then take Horizon Air (who?) to Portland. It's a 53 minute flight, so I assume it's a 20 seater prop plane. Hope they let me fly it. Oh, I'm not 5 any more, dang. They won't issue tickets through my travel agency, wo've booked a seat, but I've got to pay at the airport before boarding. Guess who will be left stranded in Seattle? I'm just sure of it. Shall I start writing my talk now?