June 14th, 2003


...have been pretty pleasantly mild for me lately. Weather transitions, that is.

Before I left for San Jose in May, the local weather did its best imitation of Northern California: warmish, sunny, and dry.

Now that I'm leaving for Vilnius, the local weather is trying hard to recreate all the ingredients of a Northern European coastal climate: cool, overcast, and wet. It's doing a damn fine job.

How well it's done this I realized this morning, as I left Logan Airport, having unsuccessfully attempted to pick up my frequent flyer award tickets from the seething chaos United calls their ticket desk. Cool, drizzly, damp. Yup, that's about right for the Baltic States this time of year.

My friend Nina complains that there's something wrong when she's going to Scotland for the *weather*. I thought of her yesterday while walking out of the Mt. Auburn Hospital parking garage. The weather and the car park together had a very urban North of England feel.

Now I'm a little afraid of what the weather's going to come up with before I leave for Thailand in August.

Following Jesse's lead...

...I'm posting my flight info. I'm not sure anyone else needs it, but hey, if there's some event involving one of my flights, you'll know. :)

Sunday, 15 June:
Singapore Airlines 25 depart New York Kennedy 9:45PM

Monday, 16 June:
arrive Frankfurt am Main 11:15AM

Tuesday, 17 June:
Lufthansa 3320 depart Frankfurt am Main 9:35AM
arrive Vilnius 12:40PM

Wednesday, 25 June:
Lufthansa 3373 depart Vilnius 1:30PM
arrive Frankfurt am Main 2:45PM
Lufthansa 5602 depart Frankfurt am Main 4:35PM
arrive Florence Amerigo Vespucci 6:10PM

Sunday, 29 June:
Singapore Airlines 26 depart Frankfurt am Main 8:30AM
arrive New York Kennedy 10:40AM

Email access.

More importantly, I'll probably not be checking my primary account while I'm gone. If you'd like to get in touch with me during the trip, here works.