Tuesday

93.4 kilos this morning which is 205.9 pounds for those of you who like archaic measurements. I won’t get a rant going but really, can anyone honestly defend the US measurement system? Of course I think we actually call it the English system but the English are switching away. So US it is. Are we the only country left who does this?

BA Fail

I get that when it snows the flight can be delayed. Fair enough, hand of god. But after circling for 30 minutes and you can’t figure out a way to park at a gate with a jetway? That’s silly since we need to transfer to the gates, go trough security, etc.

And the real fail? No buses for 5 minutes after we stop. Guys, this isn’t rocket science.

Hey, cool, no boarding pass

I just used the BA app as my boarding pass at CDG. That’s cool and feels modern. I recall reading about the “future” of mobile passes years ago. And then a few years ago some trains in CH had them. But it never caught on. I hope this catches on.

Hey, cool, no boarding pass

I just used the BA app as my boarding pass at CDG. That’s cool and feels modern. I recall reading about the “future” of mobile passes years ago. And then a few years ago some trains in CH had them. But it never caught on. I hope this catches on.

Travel day, passing the first security check

Not bad, not bad. Since I am a frequent flyer they let me into the fasttrack line which is always nice. What isn’t so nice… when you are entitled to fasttrack but for some reason you aren’t allowed to. I never know why that happens, what the difference is. And since my French is rudimentary I certainly cannot argue the point very well.

Any vignettes from the first security check of the day? Well I did get stranded behind the older couple. Who were wearing five or six layers of clothing and appeared to be surprised when they were asked to remove their coats. At this point the line came to a grinding halt as these people would remove a coat, ask if they needed it on the belt, then acted surprised. I want to have enough money when I get that old so one of my kids can fly with me and assist with whatever is going on then.

And then there was the woman with her two kids who decided to bring yogurt, fruit juices, etc. through. Sure, I understand there is no real danger from yogurt and fruit juice. But c’mon, this liquid restriction isn’t new. And it’s not like it was a single bottle a kid forgot, or a yogurt snack. She had boxes of the stuff.

We’ll see how it goes at LHR today. I can’t recall a time when someone didn’t really struggle there. It’s usually jewelry which is the problem but I have also seen a variety of sharp things, “oh you mean this knife cannot go through security…” as well as the usual junk like a water bottle tucked into a pocket and forgotten, etc.


LoseIt is a calorie tracking app. It’s fairly simple and easy to use. It’s primary drawback is it doesn’t support metric measurements. Which is a pain since I track my weight in kilos

Monday

38:58 running. -1c and wet this morning. I put on toe socks and the bigger KSOs but my feet were frozen so I stopped early. Clearly I need a better solution for barefooting when it’s this cold.