Sunday, December 26, 2010

More Reasons to Enjoy MKE

There is nothing good about getting up before 5am. Nothing. Never. But what makes it incrementally better is flying out of Milwaukee, drinking Alterra coffee, and getting upgraded on Airtran. That, and a tastier than expected breakfast burrito from the aforementioned Alterra. Actually, any one of those things would suffice, but all four is a home run.

The upgrade gave me a seat next to the congresswoman representing Milwaukee. She told me that she hadn’t been planning on heading back to DC that day and so her granddaughter had brought her some clothes to wear for the trip. I didn’t understand that since theoretically she has closets of clothes in both cities, but since she doesn’t actually represent me, I didn’t feel obligated to figure this out. I did however notice that the zipper on her pants was held up by a safety pin and her sweater was dirty, so I did give her the benefit of the doubt that she might not have chosen those clothes for herself. And if she did, well, let’s just say that it’s good thing that I’m no longer a constituent.

She told me she’s going to be the new chair of the Women’s Caucus so I gave her a book recommendation (A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood) and in a few weeks, I think I'm going to follow up with her to see if she's read it.

Oh, and did I mention the free wifi this month on Airtran? Bonus!


Emily Pearl Goodstein said...

I remember the time i flew into MKE as opposed to Ohare and we discussed how much you love the quick entrance and exit too--because the airport is just less crowded. Safe travels!

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Rick Lupert said...

OK, so forgive the randomness of me posting on your blog, but i just wanted to chime in and say that I love the Milwaukee airport. When i fly there (as i do every year to attend Hava Nashira) I half expect to see the Violent Femmes (Milwaukee natives) standing by in the aiport waiting to greet me. They usually aren't...BUT how cool to have an airport with a well stocked used book store right in the middle of the main terminal! Go MKE!