Here we are. It’s day one of the A to Z April Blog Challenge 2011. By the time you read this, I’ll be somewhere between Northern Colorado and East Central Illinois and won’t return to Colorado until a week from today. During this first week of April, I’ll be on dial-up on my mom’s phone.
I wouldn’t call this the best planning for someone signed up to participate in a blog challenge, but sometimes I just do dumb stuff and then deal with it later.
So back to today. I take the Super Shuttle to the Denver Airport, check my bag and go through security. Then I hang around drinking coffee until my plane boards, jump on an American Eagle flight (on a Regional Canadair jet), and head for Chicago O’Hare.
At O’Hare, I have a three hour wait before my little American Eagle Embraer jet flight takes off. If I arrive and leave from the usual concourses, there will be a Starbucks, a yummy bagel restaurant, and a TCBY frozen yogurt stall on the way from one to the other. There are also restaurants and bars, of course. And massage chairs. I don’t mind the layover in O’Hare so much.
I’m prepared for a day of waiting and flying and waiting and flying. I charged my Kindle and loaded it with blogger friend books (including Alex J. Cavanaugh’s CassaStaR and The Hating Game by Talli Roland). My laptop is fully charged (just in case I want to write a couple more A to Z blog posts or visit and comment on other blogs). And I’m sleep-deprived so I’ll snooze on both flights. Who could ask for anything more?
Special note: if you’re participating in the A to Z Challenge and don’t know about the great “Next blog” and “Surprise Me!” buttons at Arlee Bird’s tossing it out, follow the link in the first line of this post and give them a try. It’s a very handy way to blog-hop among challenge participants.