On Thursday, my wife and I will be flying out to Nevada for a good friend’s wedding, so blogging may be a bit sparse for the next week. The trip should be fun. Things like packing and figuring out how to get from point A to point 12 and what airport security is going to say about my wife’s walker, not so much.
It’s been over a decade since I lived in Nevada. I’m looking forward to seeing some friends again. Any tips for surviving airport madness?
In the meantime, LEGO Puppet.
Because, come on — LEGO puppet! This is Gazebo, and he was built by Doctor Mobius. You can click on the link or thumbnail for more pics, but I’d recommend checking out the video first for the full effect. I was much amused.
August 17, 2010 @ 10:47 am
Awesome. I love LEGO and muppets are just a stitch. Side note, I’ve really enjoyed the newer muppet music videos (I think they are new, I don’t remember seeing them before).
Jim C. Hines
August 17, 2010 @ 11:07 am
Me too! I miss the old Muppet Show, but it’s been cool to see the YouTube video’s popping up.
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August 17, 2010 @ 3:10 pm
Surviving airport madness–I recommend checking in as early as you can (online if you have that option) to avoid lines. Notify the airline of your wife’s walker as soon as possible, at check in if applicable and also at the gate; the sooner they know about it the more likely they are to be nice about accomodating her needs appropriately. This goes along with checking in early.
Other than being the early bird, and looking at the airport map in the airline magazine before touchdown if there is a layover, my favorite method of avoiding airport madness is to eat chocolate and read a good book. 🙂
Jim C. Hines
August 17, 2010 @ 3:16 pm
Thanks. We’re definitely going to try to arrive early, though there’s one connecting flight that could be tight…
Good book, eh? I suspect we’ll be able to come up with something 🙂
August 18, 2010 @ 8:17 pm
One does not survive airport madness. One must simply learn to revel in it. Do yoga in the middle of the hallway while waiting for your boarding time. Stand in a shop and read the entire newspaper and magazine selection without purchasing anything. See how many free samples you can get from the food court. See how many illegal items you can sneak through the security checkpoint. It all comes down to recognizing that airports are pocket realities unto themselves, and the same rules of physics, etiquette and hygiene no longer apply within these strange realms.
Jim C. Hines
August 19, 2010 @ 9:24 am
So I should really just think of it as a SF/F con, and I’ll be fine? 🙂