Mark Atwood (fallenpegasus) wrote,
Mark Atwood

Happiness is having a large family. In another time zone.

I flew to Utah to visit my family yesterday.

This has been my first flight since 9/11. Insane. All the stupid security measures have just, to my paranoid eye, increased the places and opportunities where Bad Guys can commit mayhem. I was not happy when some security flunky unpacked all my bags and outright stole my fifty dollar lighter. You would think that they would have the grace to have a box or something that confiscated items go in, but no, it went right into her pocket.

Went to Home Depot with my Dad and younger brother Brent to get him his holiday present. He does large format art, wall murals and such, and he wanted a good pair of sawhorses. The first floor clerk in the store didn't even know what a saw horse was. But we found someone with a clue, looked at several different models, including some badly made scary ones, and finally bought a pair of steel folding ones.

It's nice to visit my family. I am so glad I don't live with them. And will be glad to be heading home on the first of January.
Tags: family, trip

  • Razors

    I'm getting ads for I think five different "all metal" "get the best shave of your life" "throw away the plastic" razor startups. They all seem to be…

  • Doing what needs to be done

    On May 1st, one of my co-residents found one of the feral rabbits that live in the area cuddled up against a corner of the house. It was seriously…

  • The CTO of Visa, after listening to me present

    Some years ago, I was asked to travel to the corporate meeting center to present at a presentation-fest to the CxO staff of Visa. Yes, the one with…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded