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You know you're in the bay area when... [May. 19th, 2008|02:33 am]
Arvind Narayanan
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..your rental car customer service rep turns out to be an ex-youtube employee and you end up explaining your research to him while he's going over the rental agreement :-)

Yup, I'm here for a conference and I'm going to stick around until the end of the month. Drop me a line if you want to meet.

The flight was interesting, as usual. There was a couple a few seats away who were both individually attention whores, but in addition, also attention whores as a couple. Know what I mean? The result was a feed-back loop of attention whoring and the most obnoxious behavior I can remember seeing on a flight.

The girl was around 6'4" (although with 2" heels), a smoking hot blonde with a cowboy hat. Even before boarding it was clear she got off on attention, dropping things accidentally-on-purpose and speaking to the crowd of waiting passengers in general. The dude on the other hand was several inches shorter and had moobs. Not that I give a shit, but I mention it because it was apparently a huge deal to the dude, who made sure to announce at every opportunity that they were in fact together.

Fortunately, I was near enough to catch the show but far enough not to be in the stink zone. There was some seat shuffling going on because some of the passengers couldn't stand to sit next to them. You wish people would be more civilized, of course, but it was better than four hours of cramped boredom.