Monday, August 06, 2007

NABJ Vegas: We've (*scratch that) I've arrived...

Let me first say...

The next time I fly anywhere, I'm going to show up to the airport in boxers, a wife-beater and dirty socks. That way I'll save the TSA some time. I'll just get dressed at the gate. Enough said...

So I made it to the 2007 Nationaly Association of Black Jourrnalists Convention and Job Fair. I'm here. (*exhales) It's hot. But I like it. However, I hope my first three hours here was not an indication of what the rest of my week here will be like. Let me explain...

I arrived to the airport yesterday at about 1:45 P.m. From the airport I boarded a shuttle with another Student Projects participant, which slowly pulled to about five hotels before it finally stopped at Bally's Hotel and Casino. I got off the shuttle and walked to the rear where our bags were stowed. And I would have been all ready to check in and get settled, except my suitcase with all my clothing was not in the storage area.

...hmm...

To make a long story short...the driver had not been paying attention to what bags were being unloaded as he dropped passengers off. Luckily, he remembered that an unusually large number of bags being unloaded at the Paris Hotel and Casino. He nervously sped back to Paris, where my bag was sitting just outside of a door at the back of the hotel.

It was intact. But I nearly had a fit. And I would not have enjoyed purchasing all new clothes for my week-long stay in Vegas.

Bottom line, for those of you who arriving in the next couple of days...take a taxi from the airport. I hear it's about $15.

The students projects gets in full swing today...see ya when you get here on Wednesday. You are coming, right?

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"The next time I fly anywhere, I'm going to show up to the airport in boxers, a wife-beater and dirty socks. That way I'll save the TSA some time. I'll just get dressed at the gate. Enough said..."

LMAO...sorry to hear about the problems. I'm going to look into a taxi and split the cost with someone...the shuttle stories are too funny.

Posted by Blogger spchrist @ 11:20 AM, August 07, 2007 #
 

I won't be there. You all better blog like crazy!!

Posted by Blogger Vdizzle @ 8:40 PM, August 09, 2007 #
 
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