June 13th, 2004


Yucky water...

You know the water's bad when the local restaurants have decals in the doors telling you which company and what technology is responsible for cleansing their drinking water. The Whattaburger had a sign touting their reverse osmosis approach from some company or other. The iced tea wasn't bad; the burgers were great.

I drink so much water on a daily basis that I was really starting to feel dehydrated, having hardly consumed any since I got to town. Beer's a start, but it's not enough, and I certainly wasn't getting past a few sips of the stuff coming out of the tap.

Bought a bottle of Dasani for $1.25 this morning out of the vending machine, but I didn't want to do too much of that. So Jesse and I stopped by the 7-Eleven and I grabbed two eight-packs of Ozarka spring water at $1.99 each. Score!

Also, everything I own now smells of cigarette smoke. I think Texas must top North Carolina for public smoking. Makes me appreciate New York all the more.
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Best BBQ of the weekend award...

Ironically, with a weekend in Texas, the best BBQ was at DFW, in between my first and second flights home. After checking on my seats, I walked over to Dickies BBQ Pit, which I'd spotted on the way to my gate. (Same terminal building as my arrival gate... but still a 15 minute walk/slide.

I was going to eat a little lighter, and just have a BBQ sandwich, but I couldn't decide between sliced beef and hot link. So, the guy let me taste a little of each. Wow. Even harder to decide. So I ended up with a two-meat combo plate, with some excellent cole slaw and potato salad, and cold toast, along with the meats. I now feel well fed, and it won't matter if the airlines don't want to give me much food the rest of the day. (The second flight has a "snack" listed as the meal, so probably a small sandwich.)

Next couple of weeks, I'll be focusing on eating healthy for a change!
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Hi from Newark...

At least by being nice, instead of pushy, I succeeded in getting a hotel voucher so I have a place to stay for the night. I've been rebooked on the 8:35am flight to Syracuse.

Our plane didn't get to Dallas until after we were supposed to leave on it, so we had a late start to begin with. Then, thunderstorms in northeast Texas prompted them to reroute us on a different jet route, for which we had to sit on the tarmac waiting for a while.

My third flight of the day, from Newark to Syracuse, was late, too, but not late enough. I landed around when it left, so I didn't have a chance of getting there.
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