Friday, February 18, 2011

On the road again: Portland, day 5

I never sleep well when I have to get up early, so last night was rough. We hit the airport about when we wanted to be there, however, so everything turned out well. PDX has quite good free bandwidth, so once we made it through security I was able to catch up on email before boarding the plane.

The aircraft also provided bandwidth, so I worked and IM’d a bit the entire flight.

My layover in DFW lasted more than two hours, so I grabbed a parfait at my new favorite airport food place, Red Mango, and then worked in the Admiral’s Club until it was time to head to my gate.

I was not so lucky on the next flight, however: no bandwidth. Of course, that made the time ideal for writing—a different kind of work!

Do you get the sense that work is the theme of my days? It has been for most of the last several decades, but now it is depressingly common. I have to work to change that.

Still, it’s hard to complain about a travel day that ends with an on-time arrival at your destination (for me, today, Washington DC).

And now, a little work, a little dinner, and so on.

2 comments:

J. Griffin Barber said...

Consistency is something I strive for, but I can understand how it can grind.

Mark said...

I tend to agree about consistency, but when the work level is 14 or more hours on good days, it gets to feeling oppressive.

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