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[Aug. 13th, 2005|04:56 pm]
Silicon Rose
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Despite several terminal mixups, I am alive and home. Hallelujah, and the next time I'm taking the bloody overweight charge instead of moving it into my carry-ons. Ouch.
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[User Picture]From: tlttlotd
2005-08-14 12:42 am (UTC)
What happened?
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2005-08-14 07:06 am (UTC)
I didn't have my flight information when I first got there. I thought it was either American Airlines or United, so I headed to Terminal 1 (which is the terminal that those airlines leave from). AA's check-in was closed, so I checked with United first - they told me I wasn't reserved with them. I began to doubt the veracity of my memory and began to get a bit frantic, so I screwed around trying to find my flight information (which I believe was tossed by the maid staff at the hotel, BTW), and finally remembered it would be written on my embarkation pass. Having ascertained which flight it was, I then read the sign in front of American Airlines which told me it was a dual flight with JAL. The sign appeared to imply that meant I should go to Terminal 2, where the JAL flights leave from, so I took a shuttle bus (struggling with my baggage the entire way) over to #2. I then consulted with the information desk, who told me that the dual flight I was on actually left from #1. I then took the shuttle bus back (more struggling with my baggage), and managed to get on my flight.

When I landed in San Jose, I had to go through customs, then get on another shuttle bus for terminals to get to the appropriate terminal for my departure.

At that point, I really hated shuttle busses. And my baggage.

<tongue-in-cheek>I'm considering severing my arms right now. The pain of amputation would probably be less than the muscle strain. Unfortunately, the pain goes down into my back as well, so I would probably have to cut away something vital to get rid of all of it.</tongue-in-cheek>
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[User Picture]From: tlttlotd
2005-08-17 02:05 am (UTC)
Did you leave in a hurry?

Which hotel were you staying at? I've run into similiar problems at Radissons... lock everything you possibly can up and put the 'do not disturb' sign on the door as soon as you get in.

Hot shower, and hot soak in the tub with epsom salts.
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2005-08-17 07:00 am (UTC)
No, not really. We were really fairly calm, me most of all, since my flight left three hours later than ketsugami and all, but I took the bus to the airport with them.

We stayed at the Shinjuku Vintage Hotel. I think it was probably an honest mistake - they left all of the extremely valuable merchandise we had bought and strewn across the room alone.

Thankfully, the pain has more or less subsided. The hot showers have been helping. ^^
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[User Picture]From: froborr
2005-08-14 05:19 am (UTC)
That's pretty funny, taken out of context:
"Despite several terminal mixups, I am alive and home."

Good trip?
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2005-08-14 07:10 am (UTC)
Most of it. I bought enough games to keep me occupied for the forseeable future (and, indeed, beyond), and plenty of other interesting stuff. Saw cool things and ate good food. Unfortunately, my trip back was... less than ideal. See above comment.
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From: umiushi
2005-08-14 08:43 am (UTC)
Show and tell at (un)Tooz?
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2005-08-14 09:52 pm (UTC)
I can bring some, but if I brought everything it would crush me before I reached the door. ^^ Only the power of wheeled luggage saved me.

...of course, I'm not sure everyone would want to see the pile of games I brought back. It's frightening. ^^
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[User Picture]From: harinezumi
2005-08-15 02:54 am (UTC)
Or the pile of 女性向 doujin? ^^
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2005-08-15 06:51 am (UTC)
I believe it's all text, so it's not good for show and tell. ^^
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