Note to self re connecting in Memphis... - Jay Maynard

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Wednesday, 14 February 2007


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1034 - Note to self re connecting in Memphis...

When planning travel and connecting in Memphis, do not plan connections with layovers less than 1:30.

I had a 45-minute connection this morning. Flight was supposed to leave Richmond at 6:10 AM and arrive in Memphis at 8:40, connecting to a flight leaving Memphis at 9:25 and arriving in Tampa at 12:10. (All times Central.) The flight didn't leave Richmond until 7:25. Needless to say, I missed the connection.

It looked for a while like I was going to go to Houston Intercontinental first, then Tampa, but a seat came open on a direct flight while they were trying to get my boarding passes printed. I'm now leaving Memphis at 1:45, arriving in Tampa at 4:32 PM Eastern. This will get in the way of getting my presentation updated and my handouts ready for my 6 PM session tomorrow, but it should be possible, at least.

This isn't the first time I've had trouble with a tight connection in Memphis, though it's the first time I've actually missed the flight. There have been a couple of times I've had to make connections in less than 15 minutes.

current mood: [mood icon] irritated

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From:ekatarina
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Heh heh. Many years ago I learned about never travelling on President's Day weekend through San Fransisco.

I spent long enough in the waiting room to finish a novel, get bored, do some knitting, and then read the entirety of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" aloud to a growing audience using different voices for all the characters.


Never again.


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From:texasbert
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Hi Jay,

Sweet site - I'm new to it...

I avoid Memphis airport for that same reason whenever possible.

Quick question about costumes, I have a costume party coming up in Aspen, and I want to make a Robocop (one of my favorite movies - are you a fan?) costume, but am unsure where to start. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

TX Bert
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From:jmaynard
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No, I don't really have much in the way of suggestions for that one. You might look at how they do stormtrooper costumes as a starting point.
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From:mrmanlystan
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christ, I hope you bumped you to business. I was traveling from Chicago to New York City this past spring. I had a manual camera with me and I'd asked airport security to do a hand check rather than pass it through the x-ray machine. I'd explained to them that the speed of the film was over 800 so it exposes very easily. In-fact, the x-ray machine would have definitely exposed the film. The camera disappeared for a moment behind a crowd of latex gloved security, and after I passed through security it was passed back to me. I was in a bit of a rush so I placed my camera directly in my bag. When I was finally seated on the plane I had a chance to repack my bag, which I'd thrown together that morning. I began winding my film, when I noticed the the back gate had been opened, so basically as I'd wound my film I had exposed every single picture I had taken during my stint with distant relatives whom I will probably never see again in Chicago. So, as you can imagine, I've been a bit reluctant to travel with my manual camera. Anyhow, as I'm sure you are constantly being barraged with questions about your suit I will keep this short. I was wondering where you bought the neon, light, thread which you used throughout the suit. I wanted to use it in my canvas art. I would really appreciate a response as I haven't been able to find it on the web.

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