Thursday, October 05, 2006

dispatch from state college, pa

I dressed down to go to the airport. Consistent with the cosmic laws for such things, my luggage has been lost. State College being what it is, the earliest it could possibly get here (i.e., the next Delta flight in) happens to be exactly the time when I will be speaking. The clerk at the hotel was nice enough to offer me a disposable razor. I was going to accept, until it occurred to me that given that I am uncoordinated and it has been roughly two decades since I shaved with a non-electric razor, I would probably slice up my face and bleed to death on my bathroom floor.

My original plan had been going to be to head straight to my hotel room and work on the slides to my talk. Instead, I went straight to the hotel bar.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

An excellent time to see if you've got a salt and pepper beard! The talk will be fine.

dorotha said...

this is not the end of the world, jeremy. chill.

rps said...

Good call re: the razor. Unshaven can be sexy...certainly more so than is a hemorrhage.
Hope you got a good cosmo...and then got to work on your slides!

Lucy said...

That sucks. I hope your talk goes well.

Anonymous said...

believe it and it will be, live it and it will be. live it, you will be fine.

TheInternetDog said...

God invented Wal-Mart for just such an emergency.

Anonymous said...

Too bad about your luggage. But do remember, you are unstoppable!

-TOK

Anonymous said...

Jeremy Freese. In this world of war and plague and babies crying, you are a light in the dark. The world turns it's back on you, Delta loses your luggage. But you are strong. You are brave. You are not afraid. You take it in stride. Not only do you take it in stride, but you stride with drink in hand! You, Jeremy Freese, are my hero. I'm serious.

And if you don't believe me, visit that website again.

Anonymous said...

On behalf of all the ladies out there, I implore you, and all of the men of the world, to stop using electric razors. Electric razors suck eggs. If your face is inclined to grow anything but peach fuzz, you should be using a REAL razor blade. The most an electric razor does is make you look presentable from far away for a couple hours. It does nothing for any lucky lady who might make out with you or get anywhere near your face. You also get the added bonus of smelling manly from using shaving cream and aftershave. Please take this under consideration.
-A concerned lady

carly said...

Just keep in mind, a good airline (this may not include Delta) should reimburse you for any expenses incurred because they lost your luggage. Rich and I had to go out and buy new clothes for a rehearsal dinner because Midwest Airlines screwed up royally with my luggage, and they reimbursed us, anyway (and gave us $75 vouchers for a future flight). I say go buy some nice new pretty clothes.

Anonymous said...

Last comment probably came too late for JF to buy a new suit, shirt, tie, dress shoes in time for the talk - but maybe before he leaves town, he can stock up.

Absolut said...

An additional incentive for dressing up for flights - not that having the right gear for your talk wouldn't be enough - is that you're more likely to get upgraded to business.

But wait, remind me why you even checked in luggage for a 2-3 day visit?? You don't have contacts, so what lotion was so important?

For someone who travels as much as you do, I think you're still a novice when it comes to this art. Have I not taught you anything?!

Anonymous said...

If Jeremy wants to buy fashionable dress clothes in State College, he will be fresh out of luck. If he wants to buy undergrad clothes, he will find those to be plentiful. Which is good, because he's very much the Abercrombie and Fitch kind of guy, you know.

Anonymous said...

Who said he would fashionable dress clothes? I do not believe he knows the meaning of such, even on the Abercrombie and Fitch level. But who cares?