I see that there are all sorts of rumours flying about travel restrictions for folk headed to the US in the wake of the latest terrorist event. Further attempts to ensure passenger safety are understandable, though it’s hard to see how some of the measures will help things. My own feeling is that if you can’t take mp3 players, books etc onto the aircraft and if you can’t go to the bathroom during the last hour of the flight, then I’m unlikely to be boarding any US-bound flights for a while.
I don’t plan to head to the US again until October 2010, when I intend to go to World Fantasy in Columbus, Ohio. In all seriousness, I would expect most, if not all, of these new restrictions to have been reviewed by then. If that’s the case, I’ll be in Columbus with bells on. If, however, the restrictions hold it may be some time before I head to the US again.
I keep putting off telling you my good news because I keep getting frustrated by things that get in the way. We had a very hectic Christmas period, with madness on Christmas Eve, Christmas Dad, and Boxing Day. I’d planned that on the Mon, Tues, and Wed of this week I’d get caught up on work, and possibly even try to socialise a little with friends (something it feels like I never get to do).
Sadly, Marianne, who’d not been feeling 100% over Christmas has fallen into some horrible flu-like illness and is pretty much completely incapacitated. What this means is that I was on deck yesterday and today, and will likely be so tomorrow. Any and all commitments are on hold, as a result. It also means that I’m in a not-good mood and feeling stressed about commitments.
And, of course, the annual joyfest that is my birthday is just days away, so that ordeal will start being visited upon me any time soon. At least I get to go back to work soon.