1. really don’t think TSA special screening is random, despite the little chat they give you before the patdown.  I’ve only been selected twice in my life, both times I had changed my ticket outside of security without 90 minutes of departure.  (one of which was yesterday.)  Standing in line to board the plane, I started looking at other people’s tickets-  the specially screened ones are stamped with red ink all over…everyone else in line who had one spoke with accents indicating they were foreign-born.

2. rental cars in DC and St. Louis come with window scrapers, but ones in Boston during a storm they don’t.

3. XM radio is really, really cool and what I want for Christmas.

Posted by:Brook DeLorme