Two weeks ago, I embarked on the first leg of my 2011 world tour, which took me to sunny Southern California. If you don’t mind, a few quick hits from the trip:
- I love my iPad. On the plane I watched a two-hour movie and the battery went from 100% to 85% — that’s incredible.
- And for what it’s worth, I love that a single device can offer me video, audio, books, and games while I’m shoved into an airplane seat.
- Gale force winds at DFW airport meant that my flight was delayed 50 minutes. Then it meant that the takeoff was the roughest I’d ever experienced.
- Being an avid fan of Lost has changed how I process turbulence on an airplane.
- I love my large Timbuk2 messenger bag. For me, it’s the perfect travel bag.
- The Holiday Inn in La Mirada offers free wifi, and the speed and signal strength were excellent. It’s the little things …
- Speaking of which, wouldn’t it be cool if every hotel room featured a built-in iPhone charger?
- There’s no such thing as a decent TV in a hotel room — it’s either brand new or 15 years old.
- Either way, the remote is going to be terrible and the channel lineup will be baffling.
- I believe hotel housekeeping should be required to turn off the alarm clock when they turnover a room. I came to this conclusion at 4am Pacific Time.
- I’ve lived in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex my entire life, so I’m always struck by places that have trees. With leaves on them. Not to mention hills and mountains — they blow me away every time because D/FW is about as flat as flat can be. Southern California is the best.
- It only takes one evening of wandering around the uninviting parking garages at DFW airport to make one aware of the importance of documenting the location of one’s car. I learned this lesson a few years ago, and let me tell you — no matter how hard you scour the massive garage at Terminal C, you will not find your car if it’s parked at Terminal A. I promise.
Well, that’s it for me. Thanks for bearing with me on the first installment of Cavalcade of Bullet Points!