Trip Summary Calendar - Where we went and when

August 05, 2006

Turkey sandwiches for five dollars

I am currently on America Airlines flight 183 to San Francisco. The overly talkative attendant just announced our meal for the flight, a delightful turkey and cheese sandwich. Five bucks for that, or if just want a snack you can fork over three for a muffin. Thankfully my lovely bride prepped a nice lunch for me. I suspect it involved two peanut butter & jelly sandwiches on oat nut bread, some fruit, and a surprise or two. I'm not sure if I ever explained the PB&J portion of the RV trip (yes, two years later I can still write about the trip!). I did the driving between stops, and before we left she made PB&J sandwiches so we'd have something good to eat without worrying where to stop. Good stuff.

I'm headed to Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this week, a geekfest-extreme for us Macintosh types. If you think Cocoa is a drink or Leopard a cat, stay home. This is serious stuff. My first trip out to SF for this show and I'm quite curious and rather excited. While MacWorld is a big trade show with a few classes, this is a week of serious, intense learning. The plane, a Boeing 757, is probably packed with Mac users. Before boarding I chatted a short while with an editor for O'Reilly Books. It's an interesting show from his perspective. Monday morning The Steve announces new technologies and products. By the end of the week he assembles his team of writers to plan the titles based on all the new stuff.

Other than the keynote address the whole week is under non-disclosure. If I write anything too specific I'll prompty find a laser beam emanating from my laptop's iSight burning a hole through my skull. If I leak any source code then things get seriously hairy.

I haven't posted in a while. This usually happens when I have nothing of interest to say. This isn't so much the case. Besides, I find writing about cellophane-wrapped turkey sandwiches amusing. There are some earth-shattering things to write about, and have been for some time. I'll try to do some catching-up but one topic will have to wait. So all my readers, all two of you, I'm afraid you'll be left in minor suspense for a short while longer. Some other items of interest I'll blog about in the meantime.

We're over Ohio, apparently headed into bumpy territory and the seat belt sign has been reestablished. The sandwich cart has passed with few takers, and a beverage cart is on the way. The big question - do I go for a water or OJ, or straight to soda? Do I want to sleep the rest of the flight or get a little boost? Hmmmm. I often fly Southwest and can count on Dr. Pepper. Not sure if I can expect the same from American. Say what you will about Texas but they know their soft drinks.

Photo 20So here I am, with my JVC noise-canceling headphones. Xavier Rudd again. Not sure why I keep listening to him when blogging. By the way, he's Australian and my sister Debbie is over there at the moment. She's due back this week, while I'm still out in SF.

Photo 21Dr. Pepper it is! Three cheers for American Airlines! I obviously had the "flip photo" feature in the wrong setting but I'm too lazy to go back and fix it. If you can't read the can hold your computer up to a mirror. By the way, this is a new can design. Shocking I know, but if you've been to the Dr. Pepper Museum in lovely downtown Waco you'll see a full history of can and bottle design. If you find yourself a bit north of Austin check it out. And while you're there buy some real Dr. Pepper, made at one bottling company the original way with cane sugar instead of the high fructose corn syrup that's wound up everywhere thanks to dazzling work by the farm lobby. But that's a topic of another flight.

Indianapolis is coming up on the left, so I'll call this an entry. Enjoy your flight.

Posted by Mitch at August 5, 2006 01:47 PM
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