About the author

I am the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent can be found at LosingMyReligions.net. Currently, I am President of One Step for Animals; previously, I was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before my unfortunate encounter with activism, I was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). My hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. I live in Tucson with my soulmate and reluctant editor Anne, along with the occasional snake and scorpion.

Monday, May 2, 2022

Reversion to the mean & long Germany travel day

What is called "hedonic adaptation" tends to keep people from varying too much from their baseline happiness. This is especially noteworthy in studies of lottery winners that show they don't end up much happier in the long run.

I, however, am vastly happier (on average) since I won the lottery in October, 1992. You can ask my sister if you have any doubts.

Some recent pictures from a 27-hour travel day, in reverse chronological order:

Stopped in for a quick prayer.  😜



Germans have imported our conspiracy theory craze.



Wurzburg's old bridge and castle.

Return to Veggie Bros after four years!

We've gotten skinny.

After

Before

Our own private walking space during our 4.5 hour layover in Dallas.

The first Happy Cow place we went in the Dallas airport did not have their veggie burger. None of them. Which was lucky! So we went to an Asian place that I had also seen on Happy Cow. They did not have a single vegetarian dish listed, and tofu was nowhere on the menu. But I asked and they said they would make anything vegan with tofu. We had a pad Thai and a something like General Tso's (above). 

See below for how it began.

After leaving the house at 4:45 am (I had woken up at midnight and couldn't get back to sleep), we got on the plane early Sunday morning in Tucson. We were in the way back. A friendly guy sat down in the aisle seat next to me, said hi and then went to his phone. And then a guy for whom English was not his first language came up and was like waving his boarding pass in front of the guy next to us. It seems like the guy next to us was in the wrong seat.

So the first guy moved and the second guy sat down next to me. But almost immediately, second guy got up went to the bathroom just behind us and started puking. So we were, so we say, unpleased.

But the captain came back and took him off the plane. So that was great. And we had our N95 masks on and haven't gotten sick since. Bullet averted.

I didn't see the captain after the flight, but I asked when the flight attendants to thank him for me.


 

1 comment:

WolfKenobi said...

Glad to see these great pictures! LOL that the birds aren't real parody has made it across the Atlantic.