Wednesday, September 10, 2008
It's been a planes, trains, and automobiles kind of a week, as I have missed connections, been on a flight that returned to the departing airport, sat in an airport for eight-plus hours, and gotten up at the crack of dawn. Today, I drove across Kansas and arrived in Emporia this afternoon for my lecture at Emporia State, only to find that I was on standby because of a suspicious backpack.
A backpack was abandoned in the building where I was supposed to speak so the bomb squad was called in.
Everything turned out fine (I'd hate to be the owner of that darn backpack) and my Worst-Case Scenario slide show program was only delayed by a few minutes, but somehow I'm feeling as if I'm in the middle of a Final Destination movie. Did I somehow cheat death recently and don't realize it?
Here I am with the awesome University Activities Committee members from ESU, some of whom took me out to Applebees for dinner. I heart fatty salads.
Tomorrow: On the road by 7:30 to get to my lecture in Chicago on time.