Well, I'm thinking about my upcoming job interviews. One of Mrs. Geek's cousins works for one of the companies where I am to interview. We've never actually met -- he and his wife were invited to our wedding, but were unable to attend due to some kind of prior engagement. Nevertheless, he's been helping me with a few "inside" pointers here and there. I want to do something to say "thank you" for his help.
One way I could do that is to bring him some wine. Where others in his family have a fondness for beer or distilled spirits, he is definitely a wine fiend. As I have a few pleasant decent bottles in my collection, this seems like a natural.
There is only one problem with that: plane travel. Terrorism has now forced the TSA to allow limit the amount and type of liquids and gels you can carry on a plane. So I cannot just bring a bottle of wine in my carry on; it must go in checked luggage. If some of the message boards are right, the presence of a bottle will flag my bag for search. Not that I have anything to hide, mind you... I just worry about extra time checking in.
Curse you, terrorists!
on 2007-03-14 at 10:42 p.m.
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