Recurring Decimals…..

Everything here is irrelevant

On the way……

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Currently about 1/3 of the trip done (another 3hours of wait + 14hours in air). RDU-DFW-LAX sections were tiring (I just cannot sleep sitting up) but uneventful.

A few hours at LAX, especially at their appallingly mismanaged, exceedingly chaotic International Terminal has been interesting though. Getting food (which we last about 12 hours earlier) proved to be an adventure with only one proper sitting restuarant in the whole terminal where they made us wait 30 minutes for a seat and then another 20 minutes while no servers showed up ! If there was any time in my life when I have been ready to murder someone, this has to come close.

Currenltly, however, we are well fed, having eventually ended up eating at a Japanese to-go place in the food court (even as a snatch and run, followed by a police chase was in progress !!).

As a somewhat airline geek, its fun watching the planes land now and gawking at the 747s parked at the gates. They are simply a marvel of engineering (I cant wait to lay my eyes on one of these beauts !)

And in case anyone is remotely interested, here’s my reading list for the flight:

The Kite Runner
– Khaled Hosseini
The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell
System of the World – Neal Stephenson (abot 600 pages to go !)
The two latest New Yorker editions
A 50 page scientific review (for the times when I need to force sleep)

Written by BongoP'o'ndit

May 16, 2007 at 11:44 pm

4 Responses

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  1. Farewell. See you on the other side of the world.


    May 17, 2007 at 12:58 am

  2. We need not remind you evil Bongo that our forces are following you to Australia. If your first kiss post is not up within 72 hours of landing, then you shall see!

    (Enjoy the trip, my friend)


    May 17, 2007 at 7:43 am

  3. Seems like you are on your way! Have a nice journey…

    Ps. I really like the Kite runner. Very nicely written. And I had to let System of the World go, just too many things to do now. Let me know what you think of the book.

    And yes, your audio will be posted later today 🙂


    May 17, 2007 at 10:24 am

  4. @Pat: Farewell ? Nah – I shall keep bothering you all !

    @Confused: sire – we do not dare incur your wrath.

    @ Sakshi: Thanks for the audio. Have to admit that apart from the first few chapters of Kite Runner (which I found very engaging), not much got read (too tired and sleepy on the plane).

    More later.


    May 20, 2007 at 1:38 am

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