Evening in the Research Triangle

I’m back in the US for the first time since 2002. Before that, the last time was in 1978, when I had lived in Greenwich, Connecticut and gone to Kindergarten for two years. Everybody’s way fatter than I remember them. But very cheerful and friendly.

My first time in North Carolina: I’m at the Radisson Hotel (in Swedish I always call these things Hotell Rädisan, “Radish Hotel”) in Research Triangle Park after having travelled for about 20 hours. Lost my itinerary printout, ran around Newark airport like a headless chicken, was then put on a standby list despite checking in an hour an a half before my el-cheapo flight would take off, but did get on the flight, and here I am now. The receptionist has christened me “M. Rumdkisd”.

Bedtime: tomorrow’s the big Science Blogging Conference day! I look forward to having breakfast with Sciblings, people I’ve known for a year and will now encounter IRL for the first time.

Comments

  1. #1 Libertarian Girl
    January 21, 2008

    Unfortunately, you had to be introduced to Newark! Oh, my. It’s one of the busiest airports in the US and there are almost always various delays when flying in or out of it.

  2. #2 Martin R
    January 21, 2008

    Well, me losing my itinerary printout and not knowing which airline I was booked with didn’t make it any easier…