One of my favorite things to do when on
travel is to watch Law & Order.
There are so many variations and so many episodes, that I don’t believe
any one person on earth has seen them all.
It seems that no matter what hotel chain I’m staying in and in what
city, at 9pm local time there is an episode of Law & Order on one of the
channels. Usually, there are three or
four episodes on in a row which is awesome, but can also present problems…
I’m not sure when it started, but the
“Law & Order at bedtime” ritual is a solid fixture in my travel life, at
this point. I climb into bed and find
the right channel and watch until I drift off to sleep. The problem is, I tend to drift off in
episode “A” and then I wake up again, half-way through episode “B”. Things change from episode to episode and I
find myself thinking very sleepy thoughts like, “Detective Benson’s hair was a
lot longer when she was interviewing that school teacher a few minutes ago …
When did this butcher come into the picture, what’s his deal? … I guess Casey
needed help from the D.A. who’s usually on Criminal Intent!” If you want to enjoy Law & Order, you
can’t miss more than ten minutes of it.
You gotta pay attention!
I got caught not paying attention the
other day when I had to book a flight to
assumed that I’d take the usual American flight in since
is an American hub and all, but NO!
American still flies in there, but the prices went up and the schedule
had almost disappeared! I felt like I
did when I zoned out of the last Law & Order and was wondering, “Where the
hell is the teacher??”
I found a flight on NWA/Delta (when are
they just going to be Delta, anyway) and I paid a bit more than usual, thank
you very much. Jumping into the internet,
I found that American and Lambert were, indeed, parting ways. This may be good news for American, but it’s
a sad day for Lambert (and for
for commerce, etc, after all; American used to fly to many international places
As a passenger bound for
keep an eye on the pricing structure of the tickets from your destination. I’m saying the airlines are colluding to fix
price minimums or anything, but I am saying this is one episode that you don’t
want to fall asleep in!
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