Travel win! Am at the airport, in a comfy leather seat, next to an outlet, enjoying a beer and the wifi until my flight boards in about an hour. Feel like proper grown-up jet-setter in manner of George Clooney in Up in the Air… just without the sad loneliness and laying people off.
LaGuardia’s Marine Terminal is a thing of beauty. By far the most exquisitely efficient airport terminal I’ve been in. It services the shuttle flights to Washington, DC, Boston, and, most importantly, Chicago. It’s an open terminal with 6 or 8 gates, full of leather seats, low tables, and charging stations. There’s one large bar in the middle, a small cafe for coffee and sandwiches, and the obligatory Hudson News. Short of first class lounges, THIS is how you travel.
If you were following along at home for Emerald City Comicon, you’ll notice that this is a much improved travel experience. Although, I supposed it’s possible I can still get stuck next to a dog on the flight. That said, I am still the Bridget Jones of Comics Media and as such I’ve forgotten the following:
– This week’s comics for reading (didn’t get a chance to pick them up)
– Christmas and birthday presents for friends I’ll see at the con (one of whom lives in NYC; I am super flakey)
– Hair dryer (“I can’t live without it!”)
– My fancy business cards (really, they’re awesome)
- Toothpaste (technically I didn’t forget it. there’s just nothing left in the 3 tubes that are rolling around the bottom of my suitcase)
But I remembered my sketch book and my passport. so all the other stuff seems really minor. I still need to get over my weird postal phobia and MAIL these people their presents though.
So here I am. Chillin’ at the airport. With a great big ball of nervous energy ready top burst out of me because I WANNA BE IN CHICAGO ALREADY! Seriously. There are so, so many people I’m excited to see, some for the first time. There’s catching up to done! Drinks to be drank! Shenanigans to be had! I don’t want to be tooling around Twitter, I want to be hanging out with Twitter! I need a damn TARDIS!