April 16th, 2007

Yeah I'm bad

"We're all going to die!" vs. "We're all going to be horribly maimed!"

Here I sit in my favorite airport in the whole world. Leaving ample time for travel delays of course ensured that everything went smoothly, thus allowing me plenty of time to soak up the ambiance. Having already availed myself of some OJ from one of the kiosks (*premium* OJ, no less...I can only assume the ice cubes floating therein are premium as well), there's not much else to do but blather on a journal.

I can't help but notice that, as with at least the last two flights from here, they have an announcement repeated pretty regularly. Some gent speaks in the most dire tones:
"Ladies and gentlemen, the Department of Homeland Security has raised the threat level to...ORANGE!"
I'm serious, they leave just enough space before the word 'orange' for my brain to fill in the proper "Dun-dun-DUUUUUNNNN". Of course, a nit-picker might observe that 'raised' is a bit of a misnomer, as that would imply it being lower in recent memory.

It's a bit of a moot point anyways, as they have elected to use a two-point scale; essentially 'screwed' and 'hyper-screwed'. If they ever see fit to lower it to blue or green before scrapping the program, I'll eat my hat. I don't have a hat.

I'll eat feren's hat. I'm sure he won't mind.

Anyways, I've apparently wasted enough time typing on this matchbook-sized keyboard that we're boarding. Is it too early to order gin?