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Darkness to Light to Darkness to Light....

August 27th, 2008

06:03 am - Dragon*Con or....BUSTED

Well my yearly sojourn has begun and this time I'm taking a plane from Richmond. Well I'm at my gate waiting for the 6:40AM flight from Richmond to Atlanta via air Tran and already things have started to go weird. My cameras' battery reminded me that I really didn't want to for get my spare battery and charger, which I reminded myself of numerous times this morning and they are safe and sound at home on the shelf in my living room that I saw them the innumerable times I passed them while packing. Ah well no worries I may pick up a new set in Atlanta or a new camera which I've been dying to anyway. But the real adventure comes with the fact that I got the special prize of being selected for ....additional screening. Oh what fun, rapture, the joy, of being pulled aside while having to hold my pants up while in my socks, so much fun. The questions oh the incredibly dumb questions, like where are you going (uhm you do know that's printed on my boarding pass that you have), what do I plan to do (hey I'm going to....oh yeah in airport don't insert the bad joke here). Well my plane is about to board so I'll just post this and head on in, more details later on the search, and what didn't make it on the airplane with me.

10:44 am - A 3/4 empty 4.5 oz tube of toothpaste makes you a terrorist

Yup, I had a dreaded item over 3 ounces, it was a 4.5 Ounce tube of tooth past that was obviously 3/4 used. That engaged the extra screening activity for me at the airport. The world was in danger of having clean teeth, oh yes I had a tooth brush and tooth paste and I was going to commit acts of oral hygiene on the hapless passengers of the plane. The horror the horror. The worse part of additional screening has to be not being allowed to put your belt back on while they determine the threat level of a mostly used tube of tooth paste. The illusion of safety remains intact. After this I was going to swear off flying totally but getting on the plane went smoothly, they had XM radio for us to plug into, and I even got decent snacks, Pepridge Farm cookies! The views were great and I'll have to assault my blog with the cloud pictures soon and best of all it only took 1 hour (3 if you count the drive to the airport, the screening, the flight and the MARTA ride) and I'm not exhausted upon my arrival. I'll have to go on a mission to the local Best Buy for a battery charger for the camera.
I have reached Atlanta and I'm now in my hotel room at the Red-Roof INN. after a jaunty ride from the airport on MARTA, will be making a return trip there to pick up my roommate when she arrives.
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