How do you pass the time during a flight? What do you bring in your carry-on?
Depending on the flight time but generally this is the order of events:
- Start reading a book/magazine that I want to read for a while but didn't have time until the flight/vacation.
- Get bored and switch on the in-flight map to see where we are.
- Get bored with the map and start listening to podcast on my iPod.
- Dozed off and only wake up for food and drinks.
- Rinse and repeat…
Before tennis this afternoon, Leah and I got off the subway at W14th and planned to go to Rue des Crepes for some food. But when we got there, it turned out that it had been closed! No more crepes! Frakking disaster! We were so looking forward to crepes!
In its place is a bespoke pressed sandwich place called Switch Pressed Sandwiches. We were dubious at first but since we needed some food in our bellies before the exercise we decided to give it a try. We ordered the Trojan Horse (ground lamb with beefsteak tomato, tzatziki, and fresh mint on rosemary focaccia) and it was delicious! We were very surprised since we had a very low expectation.
Another unexpected result was that they were playing Duran Duran's Rio while we were waiting for the sandwich, and that reminded me to search for the track on iTunes when I got home. Needless to say, I am writing this post while listening to Duran Duran! Ah, the 80's!