Lost in America

I returned from SAMLA late last night after a two-hour delay put me in the Atlanta airport around 11:30 PM. The flight up to Roanoake was also delayed two hours, so by the end of the weekend, I was starting to feel like that character from that Tom Hanks movie I’ll likely never see. I’ve spent so much time on the road lately that it actually took me a few minutes to realize that I was in my own bed this morning when I woke up.

The conference went pretty well in that I met several cool people and became re-acquainted with several others, including one person I met at a conference in Irvine something like seven years ago. I’ll also be chairing SAMLA’s film panel next year when the conference is in Atlanta, so that should be a lot of fun. I’m off to a meeting, so I’ll give a fuller scoop on the conference later.


  1. KF Said,

    November 15, 2004 @ 10:55 am

    Okay, my airline showed that Tom Hanks movie on my flight last night.

    What’s the message here? Shaddup and quitcher complaining? It could be worse?

  2. chuck Said,

    November 15, 2004 @ 3:18 pm

    You know, that sounds about right. I’m surprised they’re not playing the recent films that romanticize air travel (“Catch Me if You Can,” yet another Spielberg-Hanks collaboration would work, and so would that Gwyneth Paltrow romantic comedy).

    At least I had a really entertaining seatmate on the flight up and SAMLA friends to commiserate (and carpool) with in the Roanoake airport on the way home.

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