Madrid’s call letters are MAD. Ask me how appropriate they are.
The air rooms are less than advertised. Longer story later. BUT finding them was an adventure taking three hours, ina land so solidly confident they are in charge of the world they don’t bother learning even English. Also where they don’t bother putting up signs to anything, because OF COURSE you KNOW.
By the end of it I was going insane trying not to let the berserker out to play. We slept maybe all of four hours, before heading back again…
And ending up going through passport control three times and security twice. No, seriously. Also the gate to the US had its own security, was cordoned off, and they wouldn’t let you mingle once you were in it. It was like something out of a post-apoc. movie.
An interesting passing thought: in the air rooms, at breakfast, everyone, including people you’d think would be sympathetic to the story, were ignoring CNN with a vengeance, as they did an expose on the horrible conditions that “migrant” “children” sleep in.
In other news, I’m waiting finding stories from Rome about how badly the Germanic invaders are being treated by the legions. What is wrong with CNN’s head, actually?
Also, even my family has tuned CNN out. Which is interesting. WHO is watching CNN?
I’m now back in the land where, you might be broke (hey, I am. Stuff coming soon to deal with that) but you don’t get treated like a peon. Okay, NYC, so they might try, but not that hard. It’s not baked in. I’ll be home late tonight, and probably compus mentis sometime midday tomorrow.
Overheard at JFK, and I’m sure they were using demons in the sense we use “black dog.” Only it came from two armored, armed gentlment called something like (I’m severely jetlagged having played planes buses and trains for over 24h) “Imperial Taskforce” (Something like that. Some kind of joint state guard/national force, I think.): “There is only one way to kill those demons.”
My still-immersed-in-MHI mind went there…