|Breakfast, at 6.12am|
I've also just received the paper of one of the panellists so that will be something to read on the plane as well.
Breakfast done and it is off to the airport. The departure (a direct flight from Brisbane to LA) is delayed, apparently for 'catering requirements'...wonder what that means? I have visions of someone in business class suddenly deciding they want to be vegetarian on this flight and have demanded a meal change. What else could hold up a plane load of people for 'catering requirements'? It looks like a full flight...bummer.
|Reading, in-flight, at 6.12pm|
I do feel bad that just as airlines have reached that point of technical sophistication whereupon we can all enjoy our own individual screens...all I want to do is read and catch up on books I've wanted to read for a while. I generally take fiction and non-fiction, (work and play) and a couple of magazines. This time, the main book I read is the recently released Three Crooked Kings by Matthew Condon. Yes, for people who grew up in Queensland in a certain era, anything that explains the Bjelke-Petersen years is worth a read. It's what I was reading at 6.12pm, still on Brisbane time...even though we'd been in the air for some seven hours or so.
Condon's book holds an additional interest for me too. I'm thinking that a better ay to perhaps tackle the book-length version of my Watanabe story might be to try a cross between the fact and fiction divide...not quite 'true' history, not quite 'novel'; I'm busy reading several examples of the genre to get an idea of how I might approach this book.
It's been a reasonable flight, but still a few hours before we land...on day 126/7.