I feel like I just fell into a time warp. I am re-running all the queries I built in California on a different database. It’s a little bit boring.
Yesterday I went online to purchase my tickets for Cairns next month. I was flabbergasted. The price for the ticket tripled in the space of one week. I guess Continental realized that it was a long weekend and people might want to actually travel somewhere. That or they realized people were cancelling their trips to Bali, so they jacked the rate up on the other routes to compensate. I don’t know their reasons, but I do know the upshot for me: I’ll be sitting at home watching TV Thanksgiving weekend instead of scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, exploring the Daintree Rainforest or any of the other activities I was looking forward to enjoying. Thanks Continental.
Oh, and needless to say I did not manage a trip to Saipan over the weekend. I worked around the house instead. Maybe I should go to Saipan for Thanksgiving? Maybe for my birthday? We’ll see. Continental will probably triple the rates on that route too.
It’s been over a week now since the bombing of the Sari Club in Bali. The initial shock has worn off for me. It was unsettling to think that a place I frequented a number of times has been bombed out of existence. I am still dismayed, especially for the Balinese. Such a warm and friendly people, and they are the ones that will suffer the most from this violence.