Also got seated next to a very nice neuroscientist from Baylor University who works on development of the cortex in mice. Whisker barrels, in particular. Had a very nice talk to her.
And we even got some food, which is an unpredictable rarity these days on planes. Not getting food on the plane would not be such a problem if airport restaurants stayed open longer. Flights come in from around the world, at odd times, with people coming from different time zones... but the restaurants close at 9 or so. C'mon -- if Wendy's drive through can stay open late or even 24 hours on some odd highway somewhere, why not in an airport? I'm just saying.