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.