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Italy: We made it (barely) to London May 29, 2007

Posted by cmac in Uncategorized.
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Writing a quick note from London-Gatwick. After substantial excitement (including cutting several lines, sweet-talking various airline employees and letting Afsheen argue with gate managers), we’ve reached London. It’s been a rather exciting journey as of yet, but given I’m writing from a “pay per minute” internet access point, I can’t tell the story in its entirety.

Got time for one story (19 minutes and 8 seconds to go on the internet access):

After missing our connecting flight to London, we managed to get on the waitlist for a later flight to London. Although the list was 60 people long, we all managed to get assigned seats; unfortunately, seats distributed evenly throughout the plane. As the plane boarded, it become clear that although moderately full, there would still be several empty seats. The enterprising eye of Paco spotted a bulk-head row, with unlimited footroom. After many smiles and charming hand gestures, Paco claimed the row, allowing Colin and Afsheen to join him. Upon reaching his seat, Afsheen decided it important to cement his relationship with the flight attendant and proceeded to offer “hugs and kisses.” Note, Afsheen was also offering kisses to Paco, who had scored the seats, and Colin, who had simply sat next to him.

Eventually, the seating was rearranged so we could sit together in two “blocks,” one with legroom, the other one without.

Hope everyone is well! Miss you all!

-Colin, Paco, Afsheen, Calvin, Alex, Steven and Giuseppe


Prom, and then I Ride! May 3, 2007

Posted by nukes in Crazy Facts, Life.
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My friends, I am an idiot! You know what I have just signed up for? A one hundred mile bike ride, the morning after prom! I have no idea why the hell I’m doing this, but hey, It’ll be fun! I get to go to prom, have fun, leave a little earlier then the others, and then wake up bright and early, and go to Santa Fe by 6:30 with my twenty year old road bike, and bike a hundred miles. I have got to be totally nuts!