Heading off to Germany for a few days, I packed my trusty Treo MP3 player with a couple of audiobooks, and threw a Ken Follett paperback into my carry-on as well. I was going to get some good reading time in on the 8 hour flight.
My plan was toÂ play some solitaire on my laptop to kill time until my battery ran out, then I could switch over to the MP3 player until THAT battery ran out, and if we hadn’t landed by then, I’d resort to the paperback. As it turned out,Â I still enjoyed the MP3 player (because I love audiobooks), but I discovered that these days the big planes have full wireless internet and an AC plug to boot. Ha. Little pun there.
Anyway, I ended up playing solitaire til I got bored, ignored a couple of IMs from my boss, and lost $20 playing poker online. Then IÂ listened to audiobooks til we landed (thanks to the AC plug). I’m glad I don’t own shares in any lumber companies. No more paperbacks for me! But I AMÂ going to go add some poker audiobooks to my bookshelf.