12 March 2008

LIW In Flight

So, here I am, sitting near Gate 25 in Buffalo Niagara International Airport, waiting for my first flight to depart.

I woke up at 3:00 AM this morning, but actually, I've woken up a few more times earlier than that. I don't know, like I said earlier, I fly more than the common man, and yet I still get excited whenever I do so.

Anyway, upon waking up, I took a shower, and then dressed up. I won't be having breakfast until I reach my connection airport, where I have a 2-hour connection. My taxi was on-time, and so I headed downstairs and went to the airport an hour after I woke up.

Upon arrival to the airport, I was greeted by this humongous line in front of the Delta counter. So I lined up, with patience in hand, waiting for the line to move. Then I figured that there is a kiosk check-in, and since I am a member of the frequent flier club, I was able to check-in without going to the line. I printed my boarding pass, and checked my bag.

Security was smooth, and so now I am here waiting near my gate.

Earlier, I was working on my infant, and he grew a few paragraphs again. Then, if I get bored, I brought a book with me. I finished The Name of the Rose a few days ago. I found it very engaging, and it was one of the best novels I have read recently. Eco did a great job in integrating fact and fiction, where he used real historical characters in his tale. I loved the suspense, and so I am planning on borrowing the DVD of the movie of the same name, and see whether it is par with the book or not.

So, I replaced that book in my bookshelf, and in replacement, I started reading The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak. She is a Turkish writer, and this is a best-seller apparently. The curious thing was that she was persecuted for violating Turkishness due to the fact that she wrote about the Armenian genocide, something the Turkish government denies.

Anyway, I started it a couple of days ago, and I am working my way to it.

So there, people are starting to build up here in the terminal. My flight departs in another hour, so I will still try to do some work until I leave the ground.

(The Chrysler Building, from my New York City Series)

1 comment:

  1. Have a good trip! May yours be smoother than mine (i.e not a 29 hrs wait at the airport...)