I worked in the morning, and went to a BBQ at night. Below are Kris, Kurt, and Charlotte. Charlotte likes (really likes) pickles. And beer: her hands are strong enough to grab a bottle out of your hand if she gets close enough!
While at the BBQ chatted with several UA management types (and flight attendents) -- so I got lots of good gossip. One of them pointed out that today is the deadline for the judge to decide to void the contract between UA and their machinists. The union has said they will strike immediately if this happens -- which means I would not fly home tonight! Fingers are crossed!
After that several of us went out to a small club called The Note. Heavy Metal bands were playing. I've not been to something like that in years. They sold ear plugs. I got two pair. It helped.
Update: UA and the Unions settled. I fly back tonight!