I arrived at Chicago O’Hare airport this morning as my layover only to find that my flight home to St. Louis was cancelled. So instead, I’ll be sitting here trying to fly standby on every flight for the rest of the day. (The first guaranteed seat I have isn’t until tomorrow morning.)
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They found him. I’m sitting in a plane seat now, so time to call this a live blog. (Unless something crazy happens.)
Well, United doesn’t know where our flight’s captain is, which is par for the course at this point.
Now I just hope this flight makes it out of here.
I would so buy a Power Stone remaster.
I think I understand poverty Melty Blood setups now and why FGC peoples keep them around everywhere.
Realistically, I should know if I’m getting out of here on the next flight within the next 20 minutes or so.
@ryanmarkel if you could live anywhere in the world (other than St. Louis) where would you go? Be specific.
— Richard Archambault (@richardmtl) December 4, 2016
Chicago, oddly enough. Even though it would mean putting up with Chicago sports fans.
Toronto is a close second, followed maybe by Lisbon, but I need winter in my life.
O’Hare has very few good floor napping spots. It’s like the anti-Pearson.
I feel this way often
You know what would be great right now? A bucket of poutine.
— Troy Goodfellow (@TroyGoodfellow) December 4, 2016
I do wonder how many people who are supposed to be on this flight to St. Louis for which I am on standby are coming in on other connecting flights that won’t make it here on time. Probably more than one.
Oh, and I love Momochi’s commitment to the community and helping newer and younger players. He’s basically the reason I am playing Ken while I wait for Sakura to show up at some point.
Capcom Cup thoughts:
- Pretty fitting that for the first year of that game the finals came down to Mika v Chun.
- Having a US vs. US winner’s final as well as Grand Finals was pretty amazing. I don’t think it says anything about the larger situation regarding that game and how it has been released or received, but more that NA players are organizing better and leveling up more.
- Du worked hard, studied matchups, had at least two good characters to play, and had a lot of tournament momentum going in to CapCup. I don’t think anyone should be surprised that he won it all.
- It will be interesting to see how the Capcom Cup circuit grows and in which direction they decide to take it. Theoretically, they could add MvC3 next year, which would have a benefit of adding interest for Infinite. I don’t think they will, though, mostly because it would add questions regarding why they aren’t doing Ultra 4 as a CPT game.
- I love the FGC. Watching and paying attention to Twitter even though I was in a hotel in a city far from home was a lot of fun.
Seriously: it’s like Cowboy Ken from SF4 just wasn’t awesome enough, so they decided to Santa-fy it. I want to get better at this game just so I can body fools while looking so ridiculous.
It is entirely possible this is the best Ken costume in the history of Ken costumes.
I feel like the use of toilet seat covers requires a special type of paranoia that I’m just not ready to subscribe to.
Airports are weird because my flight is cancelled, and there is another flight here at this gate coming up that is really delayed, but the flight assigned here right now is boarding right now and will be leaving on time.
This is of course the “O’Hare Dilemma:”
A CPD officer was kind of a jerk to me earlier when I tried to make small talk, so I guess some things about Chicago never change.
Is the weather bad enough that driving home isn’t an option? Seems reasonably close that that would be an option instead of waiting until tomorrow.
It’s about a four-and-a-half hour trip, and really it’s more of a logistical problem than anything else (finding a rental desk with available cars, doing a long-distance rental – which an airport desk might not be prepared to do, then finding the correct drop-off near my home).
And in weather like this, I am a lot more concerned about other drivers than about myself. It would be precipitation all the way, including some possible mix/ice between here and home:
At Automattic, our seven-year anniversary gift is a pair of Sennheiser Momentum Wireless headphones with WordPress logo customization:
They are pretty rad so far. Good noise canceling that doesn’t mask too much when people are speaking to me, great sound and response, twenty-some hours out of a charge. Has a cut-off cable, so I can use them with my 3DS as well as my phone.
At least right now, there are seats available on my first standby flight, so I’m moderately hopeful I’ll still be able to leave this afternoon.
As long as *that* flight isn’t cancelled as well, I suppose.
What’s your take on traveling with a gaming console? It seems too complicated to me, and I’m usually not in my hotel that much. It’s also one drink away from being a $400 mistake.
I generally only travel with one when I’m driving somewhere or to the company meetup, where I know it will get a lot of use (and the company will help me fix/replace it if something weird happens to it).
Otherwise, I would generally only do that if I’m going to a fighting game event. I have my 3DS with me for most business trips.
Ken asks: “Do you get access to a fancy United lounge that us common folk wouldn’t otherwise get to see?”
I do not; not unless I want to pay United $50 for the privilege.
I just bought two packages of Trident and a Diet Coke and my next guaranteed flight is 18 hours away
— Ryan Markel (@ryanmarkel) December 4, 2016
Landing at O’Hare to discover your flight home is cancelled and the next one they had space on is the next morning is a special feeling
— Ryan Markel (@ryanmarkel) December 4, 2016
I fixed it! OK; now to catch you up.
Testing once more.