Thursday, May 24, 2018

Not really our flight plan

Stickied Introduction:

In order to prepare for a two week trip with my lovely wife to Rome it is necessary for me to write 20 blog posts ahead of time. I don't have a lot of time to do this. I'm not sure I actually have any time to do this. But I have made a sacred charter, somewhere, I think, that says I must post a new blog post everyday. So I wanted to put a stickied explanation of the desperation of my plight at the top of each of my next twenty blog posts.

I am hoping this will explain why my comments might be (checked (X) as appropriate):

__ Brief

__ Incoherent

xx First drafts

xx Silly

__ Unfinished

__ Borderline plagiarized from someone else

__ Borderline plagiarized from myself

__ Petty about the Internet

__ Pandering to the reader

__ Technically illegal in the country of Turkey

__ Ending abruptly

__ Too frank by half

__ Pretty much just the lyrics of some song I like

__ Actually a lot like any of my regular blog posts

This particular post is:

07 of 20

End of Stickied Introduction

Because I am working right up to the moment I leave for Rome there is a great deal of discussion about it from my co-workers. This usually starts right when I arrive at work and almost everyone looks at me with surprise and says "I thought you were in Rome."

To which I scathingly reply "Um, no. I'm here today. I leave Tuesday."



"So, uh, do you have a direct flight?" They ask.

"Almost." I reply. "We go through Chicago and catch a short flight over to Champagne-Urbana where we get a flight to St. Louis. From there we bus over to Kansas City and catch our plane to New Jersey. That connects us to London, on a Jumbo Jet!, then a hop to Naples and one more flight and, voila, we are in Rome."

They might think that was funny if it didn't take me so long to say it.

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