April 11th, 2005

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At the airport. I hate security theater.

The alarm went off at 2:30am. Ug, often this is when I go to bed, not wake up.

I made it to the airport by 4, but somehow managed to not find the way to on-airport long term parking. Not a huge worry, fourteen hours or so in the parking tower is less than twenty bucks, and I can expense it. I got to the security gate, only to remember I still had a pocketknife, multitool, and screwdriver in my gear. The gate was closed anyway. I had time, I went back to my car and divested myself of all these dangerous hijacking tools, then went looking for the ONE open security gate in the whole damn airport.

And while I'm ranting about government bureaucratic idiocy, do all the public service announcements, repeating on a 5 minute cycle, "alerting" everyone how to dial 911, that unattended baggage is a "presents a security risk", parking at the terminal curb will get you ticketed and towed, and that Port of Seattle Police and Fire Department is "here to serve YOU" have any purpose other than to annoy?

Anyway, boarding is in 45 minutes.

Unless, of course, this post brands me as a "security risk".
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Happy Birthday, Henry Isaac Dunford. You share your birthday with your Unca Brent, and have a new little sister to celebrate, but today is your day.
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Something interesting and true.

Similarly today, only poor people wear gold chains since only poor people need to prove they are not so poor that they are unable to afford a pound or two of gold. link


So what are some of the things that are markers of wealth today, that in the future will be tacking markers of the poor? (In the thread that this quote was cliped from, some of the past markers of wealth that are today markers of poorness are "fat" and "baggy clothes".)
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And home again home again jiggity jig.

I'm here there exist hotel beds better than mine own, with it's heater, it's handmade quilts, it's natural fine cotton sheets, and it's trilling cats, but I've never stayed at such a hotel.