A good week
It was a little strange, because I thought of Hawaii and all the other places that these planes have taken me -- Chile to see Gnome, Frankfurt, London. I got to see the extremely tiny crew sleeping compartment module just forward of the biz class section. For kicks I went back to the back and sat in the extremely close-quartered economy section. Even for a small cat, there's not much room.
It wasn't too long after my interview that the plane had to jet back overseas again. You can see some of the places it's been here and here.
It's just one of the reasons why I love my job -- one of my favorite things while on assignment happened last year when I was touring a cargo MD-11. The guide said, You want to go out on the wing? And I was like, sure. I had never been out on the wing of a plane before.
Thursday, I was down in south Georgia's Warm Springs for a story in a nearby town. But I loved seeing all the touristy craft shops there. Ate fried green tomatoes for the first time at a country-style buffet.
On Friday, I logged my 1,000th mile for the year running on the last day of November, which had been one of my goals.
And on Saturday, I blew off poker in two suburbs (Middle Tucker and Mableton) to have drinks with a pretty Emory grad student who I know from friends from my old 'hood.
So all in all, a good week!