amazing luck, the ticket I bought just a few hours ago, on a plane that
was oversold, allowed me to get a *free* upgrade to first class.
I'm sitting in seat 1C - I can almost reach out and touch the plane's
Add to this that I'm reading a Bill Bryson travel book, and you can
appreciate that I'm really doing OK (given the circumstances for the
trip, of course).
I think this all makes up for the fact that I needed to head to the
airport at 4:30am.