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Going to California…with a lap steel in my hand.

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Being catch-as-catch-can intermittent reportage on the 12th Annual NorCal Gold Rush Jet Set Roundup.

Now, first off, civilized man was not intended to see the sun rise. But I never claimed to be civilized. And if you have to see it, it's not bad over the misty fields of Indiana.

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Driving driving driving. I do not live near the airport.

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How to be sure you're at the Indy airport: race cars in the terminal.

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The H Cook Weir terminal - named for an important Indiana aviator, and still my favorite airport.

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Oh yeah. Lap steel and hand.

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Look! It's s jet! And this is a Jet Set thread!

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A lap steel in your hand, and a band-aid on your finger.

And headed to the Promised Land.

Must be a song lyric in there . . . maybe see if you can find it?

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I dunno...silver wings?

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I've looked at clouds from both sides now.

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I'm leaving on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back in Minneapolis again.

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Crying baby, Asian woman who doesn't understand she's in my window seat. Life is complete!

California, here I come.

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The H Cook Weir terminal - named for an important Indiana aviator, and still my favorite airport.

– Proteus

For those interested, it's named for Colonel Harvey Weir Cook, Ace pilot in the Pacific Theater. Died when his P-39 was shot down in combat in 1944.

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He made it along with Joe C.

12 years in the making to finally meet!

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He made it along with Joe C.

12 years in the making to finally meet!

– Twangmeisternyc

Right on! Welcome to the High Sierra gentlemen. I will see you all tomorrow.

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Oh, no, not an Asian woman! We all know what that’s like.

Cloud pics! Just like old times! Thanks!

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Well, the issue wasn’t that she was Asian. Could have been any genetic extraction, I suppose, that gave her temporary cover to pretend to have trouble understanding English when asked if she wasn’t in my assigned seat.

Later I overheard her speaking English.

But I’ve experienced the same obstructive non-communication from citizens of Quebec and France. Not, like, pervasively. But in individual situations. I don’t hold it against entire populations. I’m not aware of any stereotypes involving feigned incomprehension of English.

For the record, the baby squalled in Universish, and everyone understood.

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If you vote Conservative....Welcome! If not, we already have plenty.

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If you vote Conservative....Welcome! If not, we already have plenty.

– Billy Zoom

I'm pretty sure he's purty smart; so, you'll have another one.

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Crying baby, Asian woman who doesn't understand she's in my window seat. Life is complete!

California, here I come.

– Proteus

'hey, you, get Offa my cloud'

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Right on! Welcome to the High Sierra gentlemen. I will see you all tomorrow.

– Powdog

Have fun sir, be good to have a distraction. No arm wrestling this time!

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Dang -- Prote hits the road --- I guess the Big Scene is goin' down now.

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Crying baby, Asian woman who doesn't understand she's in my window seat. Life is complete!

California, here I come.

– Proteus

Soon to be a Reddit thread.


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