November 4, 2006

Detroit.

I don't know about you, but I'm in Detroit. But for $8, I'm able to get WiFi, so I'm happy enough. Time to catch up on all the email and to see what's bloggable.

22 comments:

The Drill SGT said...

what a scam. 8 bucks?

Simon said...

For $8, they should at least throw in a refillable cup o' coffee.

Ann Althouse said...

I got a daypass which is good in various airports. I just wish they'd had it in Reagan National Airport. Anyway, I was so glad to get it, I would have paid.... I don't even want to admit how much I would have paid for this connection! I'm internet deprived this weekend! It was driving me crazy.

al said...

You're in Detroit? I'm sorry.

Maxine Weiss said...

Neil Patrick Harris.

What is happening to the world.

Not Doogie Houser M.D.

Anyone but Doogie!

What's going on? Chemicals in our food supply? Mercury in fish!

Peace, Maxine

Maxine Weiss said...

A Blonde in Detroit.

How unlikely.

Be careful.

Peace, Maxine

Ron said...

Ann! I was in Detroit today as well!
Come visit TreeTown again! Mama Meeechagan always calls back her chilin's...

View Detroit as 'The Beirut of The Midwest.' It makes dodging the bullet spray that much easier!

Simon said...

al said...
"You're in Detroit? I'm sorry."

Apparently, Detroit is no longer the violent crime capital of America. IIRC, St. Louis now holds that distinction.

Edward said...

All I can say to Maxine is, if it’s mercury in fish, let’s all eat way more fish!

Neil Patrick Harris is adorable.

Peace, dear.

Ann Althouse said...

It's just an airport thing...

I'm trying to get home from Washington. On the flight here, the woman beside me coughed constantly. On the other side a baby cried the whole way. In front of me a fat guy isolated himself from the people sitting on his sides by lowering the seat back all the way into me, casting a shadow on my newspaper and making leg crossing impossible. On the bright side, the person behind me did not kick my seat.

The Drill SGT said...

The Detriot airport is not really in Detriot. It's more like half way to Ann Arbor.

Maxine Weiss said...

"It's just an airport thing"---Althouse

Whew.

Glad to hear that's all it is.

Peace, Maxine

(Heheheheh)

Jim Hu said...

There's free wifi in the Tampa and Miami airports. They're not on the way to anywhere I regularly travel, unfortunately.

Anonymous said...

Gosh, is there anything bloggable? Anything? What's going on in the world that's bloggable? Can anyone think of anything? I'm wondering. (Scratching his head.) What's bloggable. What fits well (or doesn't!) in the continuity of what's already been blogged...? It's tough! What's going on, what's going on... Hmmmm...

Anonymous said...

And "happy enough" for what, exactly?

a.m. said...

I'm sure Ann was at the 'good airport' (Metro, not City) so she was clear of the gunfire while sitting it out in Romulus (where Metro Airport is). I grew up just south of there and yes, it's not great (the Beirut comment was pretty accurate), but hey, at least the DE-troit Tigers put up a fight for once in 22 years. I hope you made it home safely.

Ann Althouse said...

Yeah, I'm home. And the airport was nice.

Ann Althouse said...

"And "happy enough" for what, exactly?"

For not sinking into that horrible airport feeling that life is not worth living.

Ron said...

I think the airport is the only new airport built in the US the last, what ,3 years? Something like that.

If the fat guy and the baby had both been wearing shorts it would have been Ann's Mamet Commuter Flight From Hell.

But it's just too damn cold now for that!

Joe Baby said...

Did you fly NWA? The difference between the Detroit and DC terminals is like Dubai and Belarus.

Ann Althouse said...

Yes, NWA -- initials that remind me of old record albums, by the way, for something I would not write out on my blog. The Ronald Reagan Airport is bizarre, in this old fashioned modern style and nothing much to eat. Detroit is very nice. But, really, you should see the Madison airport. It's incredibly posh!

B. P. Beckley said...

Last I checked, Minneapolis-St. Paul airport (MSP) had free wireless everywhere (or at least in some places), so maybe that would be a better NW hub, if you have a choice.

Also, the last I checked, the NW gates at DCA are in this wierd modernist extension of the old Art Deco terminal, and is the opposite end of the airport from just about everything else, including the shopping mall w/restaurants etc. Hm, but the mall is outside the security barrier, so that might not be very useful either. There's a bar that allows smoking just outside the Continental gates, that's all I know any more.