?

Log in

No account? Create an account
entries friends calendar profile My Website Previous Previous Next Next
Mark Atwood
fallenpegasus
fallenpegasus
Flying to Boston, sitting at the Diesel Cafe
I'm at the Diesel Cafe in Boston. It looks like they've about doubled in size since the last time I was here. Their wifi network recognizes my username from the last time I was here, but not my password. The sandwich is good, but the chai is not up to standards I got used to in Seattle. (To be fair, I'm sure there are east coast foods that are made poorly in Seattle.)

zzbottom picked me up at BOS Logan Airport this morning, fed me breakfast at his place, and then I hung out for several hours at his auction shop, before taking the commuter rail into the city core, and then the T to Davis Square. Thanks Paulo! It looks like the North Station refurb is finally finished. They were just starting it when I moved out of Boston in `99, and it still wasn't done the last time I went thru it, last year I think.

I forgot to take my high quality letter opener off my keyring last night, and the TSA found it in my backpack and confiscated it. F'wads. The TSA goon seemed actually hurt and defensive when I said "I guess it's your knife, now." I will always consider their agency a sick joke and their staff to be, at best, wastes of perfectly good air.

I flew my "usual" from SEA to BOS, Alaska Airlines redeye. My own experience for that airline is they consistently suck the least for longer haul flights. Every time I've flown a cheap ticket on a "big name" carrier in the last decade plus, I've regretted it. So whenever I can, I fly either Alaska, or Southwest.

Tags: ,
Current Location: Diesel Cafe, Davis Square, Boston MA

7 comments or Leave a comment
Comments
intrepid_reason From: intrepid_reason Date: June 1st, 2007 12:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Alaska is the best of them I think.
elfs From: elfs Date: June 1st, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
To be fair, I'm sure there are east coast foods that are made poorly in Seattle.

"But I don't know any of them."

I'm sure the Philadelphia Cheesesteak rates high on some people's lists.
papertygre From: papertygre Date: June 2nd, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
One time I accidentally tried to carry on my swiss army knife and they gave me a box to put the knife in so I could check it as baggage. (They also gave me some tape to tape it against the bottom of the box so it wouldn't rattle around.)
papertygre From: papertygre Date: June 2nd, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also, I'm flying JetBlue from SEA to BOS next month. Have you ever tried them? It will be my first time on that airline. I can let you know how it is.
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: June 4th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Let me know.

JetBlue is running a big ad campaign here in Boston, saying they are the official airline for people with long legs.
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: June 4th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
What are you coming to Boston for?

It's a pity that our trips are out of alignment, it'd actually be fun and funny to meet over coffee, 3000 miles from home.
papertygre From: papertygre Date: June 13th, 2007 06:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Spending a weekend with extended family - grandmother, aunt, and cousin. My mom and sister and sister's kids will be flying up from Texas as well.
7 comments or Leave a comment