Sunday, August 19, 2012

On the road again: Seattle, day 1

The plan looked good: Fly from RDU in the morning, but not the insanely early morning; arrive in Seattle right before evening; grab what promised to be an excellent dinner at Sitka & Spruce, a restaurant that's been making some noise; and head to the hotel with plenty of time remaining to finish the evening's work comfortably.

Unfortunately, the weather had an entirely different plan, so by the time we left RDU about 2:00 p.m., more than two hours late, I had downshifted my goals to a rather less ambitious set:  Arrive in Seattle late, hope our luggage had made it, and eat room-service dinner while working.

Matters then picked up.  I was lucky enough to receive an upgrade on the first leg, and that plane offered bandwidth, so I was able to work in relative comfort for the entire flight.  Our layover in DFW grew to almost two hours, so we enjoyed delicious Red Mango parfaits and then shifted to the Admiral's Club for more work.  (If Red Mango ever opens a franchise near my house or office, I am in so much trouble.)   The only open seats on the second flight were in first class, so it was upgrade city once again.  Dinner ended up being airplane food, but it was edible and bland, about as much as one can reasonably ask these days from a meal in the sky. 

At SEA, our luggage was actually in the first few bags off the conveyor. 

Yeah, we hit the hotel late, and, yeah, work had piled up a bit, but so it goes.  For a day with a huge travel delay, today went well.

And now, our IFAOTD (Ignorant Fucking Asshole Of The Day) award goes to GOP Senatorial candidate Todd Akin for one of the most offensive interview responses in recent memory

“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
Yeah, he apologized later, but, really?  No, you don't get off for that kind of comment. 

Let's hope that the good people of Missouri do not forget this sorry asshat's comments and send him packing back home on election day. 


Michelle said...

So...that means that rape now has two categories, legitimate and illegitimate and your body knows the difference? What a stupid dick statement that was.

Anonymous said...

What is worse is that there are a lot of people out there who believe this kind of drivel!Aaargh!

Ticia said...

What really pisses me off about his statement is that "legitimate rape" assumes that women LIE ABOUT BEING RAPED. Legitimate?!?!? So, according to his logic, if a raped woman gets pregnant, it's bacause she asked for it or somehow wanted it? Faulty logic is one thing; this is yet another instance where victims are marginalized and dismissed.


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