I really didn't plan on making a trip out for my birthday again this year, but peer pressure is pretty strong. That and I think some of us need a get away, so why the hell not? I'm weak... sue me. At least American teased me with a voluntary bump before I got to the airport, but that first bet of the trip is looking pretty slim as I sit in the boarding area. Got my flight using air miles and sprung for Main Cabin Extra and the free booze out of Charlotte too. Just hoping there isn't a repeat of last year where I got stuck in Philadelphia on my birthday... SanofreSurfer and I will be the only 2 for a couple of days so we figured to break out of the ordinary and rent a car on Thursday and drive out to the desert and bury the bodies, er see the sights. We've also got tickets to Blue Man Group tomorrow night and I'm looking forward to my poncho... Anyway, started off with first beer of the trip... had to be healthy as it had fruit in it, right? Not sure how much I'll update this, but looking forward to a few days away. Boarding now, so no free $500 for me... damn. Giddy up!