Sunday, September 11, 2005



I'm traveling today, flying across the country to the west coast. And yet, I typed this up ahead of time so you'd have something to read today. Wasn't that nice of me?

I fly infrequently enough that I still love it, still find it a bit of a thrill. It's been about a year since the last time I was on a plane, and that was the rather mundane 45 minute flight from Ottawa to Toronto - achieve altitude, fly at cruising altitude for three minutes, begin descent. Ottawa to Vancouver is a more substantial 5 hour flight, with mountains no less. Mountains rock!

One of my favourite parts of traveling is watching the other travelers, especially at the airport. I've always been a bit of a people watcher, but something about being in transit makes me even more curious about the people around me. Where are they going? Where are they coming from? Are they nervous? Excited? Bored? What is their story, their greatest achievement, their biggest dissapointment?

If you like snapshots of other people's lives, you'll love Overheard In New York. It's just a handful of people recording snippets of conversation overheard in NYC. Strangely compelling and addictive!