We stopped at a barbecue restaurant for lunch during the drive back to the city. We ate pork barbecue with the characteristic Carolina vinegared sauce. Our Texas barbecues tend to be beef-based and do not feature vinegar in the sauce, so it's always a nice change to eat the barbecue from a different region. I fancy myself to be about barbecue the way some people are about dialects--able to discern the region in the cut of the meat and the taste of the sauce. Deep down, though, I know that I am not really such a great barbequegastronome.
I spent the time on the plane continuing through Andre Maurois' biography of Disraeli. The biography is very well done, and Disraeli is a very interesting life.
I played a series of games at the free internet chess site, but did not play remarkably well. I did manage to beat a 1600 player, but I am continually set back by losing games I should win to 1200 players. There's a kind of fervency to the winning and losing of a blitz chess game, as each game is only six minutes or less long.
Today I have a number of projects to complete, but I am ready to complete them.