Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

Heading South

Lisa and I initially had some errands to run in Seattle today when I first booked this trip, and therefore I booked the latest possible flight back to Oakland. However, by the time we got here, the reasons for the errands evaporated, so after checking out of the room and having breakfast, we decided that Lisa would go ahead and leave and I'd try to get over to Sea-Tac and catch an earlier flight.

I'd had a small crisis from work come up this morning which used an hour of my time to resolve, and that proved to be a deal-breaker for getting me on the 1:35 flight out of Sea-Tac. Had I not spent that hour in the hotel lobby working on databases, I would have been able to get to the airport in time to get on the flight. As it was, I might have been able to make the flight, but my luggage would not, and that would have been pointless. So I'm currently standing by for a seat on the 5:35 flight, with a confirmed seat on the 7:55. If I get a seat on the 5:35 and if it is on time, there's a small chance I might be able to take the Capitol home from Oakland, rather than BART + taxi, the latter of which costs more total. (BART fare is cheaper than the train, but the $12 taxi fare from the BART station wipes out the savings.)

Meanwhile, Sea-Tac has made their wi-fi free, which makes the four hour wait here at the airport much more bearable. I've sat here this afternoon getting caught up on as many things as I can. Now I can have some lunch and head down toward the D gates to hang out waiting to see if I make the earlier flight.

Match Game SF was fun, but I'm disappointed with myself for not having proactively arranged for a table for Westercon 64. Lisa and I did take over an unused table on Sunday to allow here and travelswithkuma to promote the Tonopah Westercon bid. It's all too true that unless I have a specific task to accomplish like the game show or the Hugo Announcement, I don't have much to do at conventions these days, and sitting behind a table talking about some project or another is probably the best place for me.
Tags: kuma bear, lisa, norwescon, travel, westercon. hugo awards

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