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Hosed Am I - The Cover Story
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Thu, Aug. 10th, 2006 09:00 pm
Hosed Am I

So I'm sitting in Newark Liberty International Airport at the moment, and I've been here long enough to decide the Day-Pass internet access is worth it. My flight from Omaha hit thunderstorms over New Jersey, and we stacked for an hour before being cleared to land. I was concerned I might miss my connection. Not to fear, though! The plane that was intended to take me to Providence wasn't even on the ground yet. In fact, it still isn't on the ground! Its' not getting here until 2257, meaning I won't be out of here until 2330! Projected arrival is in the wee hours of the 11th, and by the time I get my luggage, it should be well past 0100. The punchline?

My car is at the Train Station.

Yep, that's right, my car is at the Train Station because a week ago I took the train to Baltimore, and the parking lot at the train station closes 30 minutes after the last train leaves at 2330. Damnation. The practical upshot of this series of unfortunate events, is that I'll make it to Providence, within 60 miles of home, and be stuck there for the night. On the plus side, I have Marriott points for situations just such as this. I just hope the Courtyard Marriott in Providence has rooms available when I get there -- otherwise I'll have to walk up the hill to the regular Marriott. I wonder if I can talk them into a discount rate if I arrive well after midnight without a reservation...

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Current Location: Newark, NJ

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