Well, I’m finally in San Diego, arriving late last night. Where is the hot weather I’ve been promised? I still had to wear a sweater!
Anyway, I stopped in Denver to change planes and met two avid readers who are friends, but never said one word throughout their meal, just read their books. My kind of people. Andrea Fuller loves nonfiction and Lani Spicer loves fantasy. So, after I made author suggestions, I found out they were cancelling all the rest of the flights to San Diego because of bad weather and I had 5 minutes to run to a gate in the next terminal. Remember that old O.J. commercial where he’s running and jumping over people’s luggage? Well, that wasn’t me. I was tripping over backpacks, lost my shoe, snagged my rolling luggage on a newsstand and smacked my arm on a suddenly opened door (just a small bruise). The 3 Stoogies could have hired me. But I did make the flight.
Then my luck changed and I sat next to the most wonderful man who was reading James Patterson (I’ll forgive him for that). James Smith is a pilot with the military and lives with his wife, IT/artist Sarah (who’s also a vorocious reader), in San Diego. We talked Comic Con, books and movies. He even offered me a tour of his base and the jets he flies. That was the fastest flight ever.
Like I keep telling you, if you find someone with a book, you are all set. Just go ask what they’re reading and you have an instant friend (except if they’re reading about true crime serial killers, I might be a little wary).
Now I’m at the lovely hotel, with free coffee in the room, free breakfast in the morning and free internet access (take that New York!). Of course, because of the last minute flight change, my luggage didn’t make it, but I wore a cute outfit on the plane so I’m all set.
I’m off to Comic Con (which is sold out) and I plan on doing lots of Drive By Videos, so be prepared. I’m so excited!!
Bottom Line: "The three worst things to hear in the cockpit:
The second officer says, "Oh crap!"
The first officer says, "I have an idea!"
The captain say, "Hey, watch this!"~ anonymous