The trip yawns before me. Colorado Springs to the East Coast. The East Coast to Europe. Europe to Qatar.
Man. That flight takes forever. I mean, when Maribou and I fly back to Prince Edward Island, that takes all day and we arrive at the hotel frazzled and needing a shower and a belt of something. Flying to Europe/Qatar is a whole other level.
It’s not enough to bring a Sudoku book. It’s not enough to bring a page-turner or two. It’s not enough to bring a 3DS.
You’re just sitting in a chair for 24 hours straight. Have a nap if you want, it’s not going to be close to long enough to dent the sleep schedule you’re fiddling with. Have a glass of wine (or three!) and try to coast while staring at the surprisingly deep list of in-flight entertainment options (last time I flew, I got the opportunity to watch Ex Machina (recommended wholeheartedly!), The Grand Budapest Hotel (I am consistently surprised by how good Wes Anderson is at this strange sentimentality he evokes), and, sigh, Blackhat (Mann has nothing there at the middle… perfectly gorgeous cinematography, beautiful actors, scripts that probably read really well when sitting at one’s desk… but empty[/efn_note].
It’s almost enough to get you to shell out the 10 bucks for wifi. Almost.
Anyway, I will be gone for a couple of weeks and I hope to come back with some really awesome stories about the entertainment options in Qatar.
Until then… what are you reading and/or watching?