Dozatorul de iPod-uri

Să-mi explice și mie cineva cum se presupune că pot sta 4 ore lîngă un dozator automat de iPod-uri (și alte gadget-uri) fără să mă dau la el... :(

Așa că acum sînt proaspătul posesor al unui iPod Touch 2nd gen.

P.S. Mai multe poze: aici din Boston, aici din Liberty și aici din Cleveland.

American airline humour

Flying from Boston to Cleveland, I jotted down these little gems that I heard over the plane's PA said by the pilot:

"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to our flight to Cleveland. If Cleveland isn't your destination... it is now!"

"Plenty of available seats today, so feel free to sit wherever you want, but we advise that you choose the window seats so our competitors think we've sold out..."

"Please remain seated until we reach the gate. We never had a passenger reach the terminal before the airplane, and we're committed to keeping it that way."

"Please check your seat for laptops, iPods, wallets, credit cards, spouses or children that you might've left on board."

The 32 hours day

I'm in Boston.

(that's probably as close as I'll ever be to a university)

Sounds easier than it was. I flew to Budapest, spent the night in a hotel, then flew to Paris next morning, then crossed the Atlantic. This last flight took 12 hours, including the 4 hours delay that we spent on the runway waiting for the snowing to stop. Altogether my Tuesday lasted for 32 hours. The nice part was getting to see the same sunset twice, over the Atlantic. Nice, that.


In the Paris airport I was waiting to board behind a group of American tourists. Older people, over 50, all of them. They were making smalltalk, and one particularly genial gentleman asks:

"We're in Paris, so why is the airport called CDG?"

They think, they check their papers, then an older lady's bulb lights:

"It's called the Charles De Gaulle airport" (pronounces it like the English 'Charles', not like the French word.)

"Ooooh," lightens the gentleman. Then, after a moment, more puzzled:

"So what does the G stand for then?"