Saturday, March 14, 2009

Home Again

I generally fly united airlines. I like them. I have "status" with them, so my luggage is free. There is one thing thats chaps my hide. That is when people fail to follow the carry on baggage policy. When there is a full flight, this policy allows for most of the passengers to keep all of their carry on with them. United, along with most of the carriers, do not enforce this policy very strictly. Which is one bag in the overhead and one under the seat in front of you. Unless you are on the bulkhead, then you must store everything in the overhead. Fair enough, they are not very strict. Well, on this return flight, it was full. Because there were six or eight united employees returning to DC as passengers. Each one of them had at least three large bags. As we were boarding, the flight crew was telling us "This is a full flight, please observe our carry on policy" Yet not speaking to any of her colleagues. All I ask is enforce this policy, I should not have to store my single item under the seat or eight rows up, just because they don't want to enforce their own policies.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Chicago

Well I am here in Chicago, I have been here before back in the 1992, but this time, I didn't have much spare time. I did get the opportunity to visit the Hard Rock Cafe, Miller's Pub, and Portillo's. I left DC on Sunday and it was in the high 60s and I was sweating at the airport. Woke up this morning to SNOW!! It was lake effect, but still, snow. I had to buy some gloves and an ear warmer. Brrr. I am from Florida for crying out loud. I am staying at the Palmer House, its an older hotel, very upscale, and they charge for everything. The stay here was overall, 3 out of 5 stars for me. I think there is points deducted for value, which there is none. Internet is $20 bucks a day, not free wi-fi, and the room, although spacious, lacks amenities like a coffee pot and fridge.

Tomorrow I head home, and My Sunshine and I are planning on doing our taxes, going to see WATCHMEN and Tuxedo shopping. We might even venture out to see the St Patrick's day parade.