I am on Long Island at the moment. My flight from Nashville to Kennedy airport was completely uneventful (I didn’t even get motion sick! I am one of those unfortunate people who could probably get motion sick in a soapbox cart, so this is actually kind of an achievement) except for one thing.
We were about to land and I was packing up my book and my pencil case when the woman next to me asked, “Are you an actress?”
I was surprised enough by the question that I said the first thing that came to mind, which was that no, I am a historian and I sometimes read plays for fun. She seemed disappointed. Then while we were landing she gave me an earful about how her brother-in-law is a historian at Georgia Tech. And I didn’t throw up. So, I’m going to call this one a win.