Friday, June 20, 2008

Not in Portland anymore, Toto

I'm in the Houston airport. It's different here than anywhere in the Northwest. Here are some clear differences:

1) The first thing I saw when I got off the plane was a FOX NEWS store. FOX NEWS t-shirts, magazines, etc. I think we might have had one of these in Portland, but then the people of Portland burst in, tossed over the tables and threw molotov cocktails into the center of the store, and a Powell's Book Store rose from the ashes.

2) Christian t-shirts. I've seen about fourteen people wearing Christian t-shirts this morning, which is easily twice as many as I've seen in Portland in the last four years.

3) I had something for breakfast called a "Chicken Biscuit." It's a foreign food, but satisfying.

4) You have to pay for the internet.