1. It is difficult to scintillate after several hours in LAX.
2. One of tomorrow's orders of business: find a restaurant that will not force me to file for Chapter 11. In the meantime, I await the world's most expensive grilled cheese sandwich.
3. Speaking of which, I feel a strange disinclination to pay $20.50 (+$4.00 + 18%) for eggs, toast, and bacon. I could buy some perfectly good books with that.
4. Nevertheless, the MLA has apparently managed to negotiate free wifi, for which I am duly grateful.