Seriously, I woke up this morning (at 5 AM) (before the alarm) because I am so very excited about going to Austin. Also, I cannot get the Jerry Reed song out of my head--which is my fault, I'll admit.
Updates from the JetBlue waiting spot here at JFK:
-People are eating pizza at 8:30AM.
-Some dude wearing an Alabama t-shirt just strolled by. Roll Tide, big guy.
-Got felt up by the security people because I kept beeping when I walked through the metal detector thing. Realized, belatedly, that it was my IPod, carefully stashed in my decolletage. I keep things there--keys, phone, IPod, rings when I'm getting a manicure, credit cards, money. Not all at the same time, people...
-Now I kinda want pizza at 8:30AM.
-Am hoping that the Big Thunderstorms predicted in TX do not delay my flight. I love thunder storms except (a) when I am in a big steel tube in the sky; (b) I am wanting to go swimming at Barton Springs; (c) I am in a flood zone; (d) I am wanting to get to Austin on time.
-The second paper I am supposed to deliver at RSA is not even begun. That's professional.
-There is a man wearing jams.
-I packed nine (or possibly ten) pairs of shoes and four different books. I do not know where and when I will wear/read all of those things, but now, should that time arise, I will be prepared.
-People in airports are always so surprised when I smile at them. That is kind of sad.