Tuesday

Austin, We have a problem...


Spent all day traveling to Austin Texas where tomorrow I'll give a little lunch time talk for the American Constitution Society. Sadly there wasn't a non-stop flight to I had to fly via Cincinnati, a town that has earned my enmity by having a Wi-Fi Free airport rather than a free Wi-Fi airport...

So after a long day of travel, and a long line at the rental car place, I finally arrived in the bluest of red-state counties and promptly heading out of town for some excellent beef and pork at the The County Line BBQ (menu here) And, with a belly full of some pretty damn fine ribs and brisket, I made my way to my hotel. But even there calm evaded me. I dropped my bags, fired up the computer and promptly spent nearly an hour on the line with Tech Support in an ill-fated effort to get online. Eventually, now on the verge of having a phone or modem throwing fit a la some Aussie actor, I called down and just said, "look, you just have to move me to a room where the wire is live. I don't care what tech support says anymore, there is something wrong with the service in the room..."

Skepticism from the front desk, but mercifully generosity too. Someone was dispatched to my room with a new room key, I moved into said new room and voila, internet, blogging, e-mail, all the comforts of the rootless cosmoplite's proto-home.

Tomorrow, a disquisition on media and criminal justice. Thereafter some thoughts for this blog on the real scandal of the Duke case. But tonight, some much needed sleep.

2 comments:

Steve Hall said...

It was an energetic, entertaining talk, in spite of 95 degree temp in high humidity. David Margolick's favorite BBQ joint in Austin was Ruby's at 29th and Guadalupe. Plenty more BBQ throughout Austin for your next visit. Photos should get posted to the ACS website.

Laurence Topliffe said...

David, please contact me at forpeace@lisco.com. I have some knowledge you will appreciate knowing.

Laurence