Little Adventures Post-Global Atheist Convention At The Airport

This is what happens when I’m operating on little sleep. Melbourne airport becomes a wonderland of woah. I wish I was still in Melbourne (and somehow triplets) so I could see three Fringe events at the same time, but… it’s great to be home.

I must have used their bathrooms dozens of times. Why have I never noticed this before?

Pretty damned accurate, I must say. No, not photoshopped. That’s what it says.

Here’s something that had the storekeeper try to frighten me (“NO photos!) – but I was so dizzy-sleepy that I just started joking with him and we had fun. Persian fairy-floss!

“What is quadong?” I asked?
“About $24.95,” he said.

Prominent at the airport bookstore. *sigh*

Even better – on the front Feature stand – The Book of Rachael!

Finally – I met earlytetrapod , GrayhOZ & PhylumChordata! You should follow them on Twitter and not just because of their cool taste in shirts.

Then I curled up for about three hours on a plane and I can’t feel my feet and I inhaled a packet of peppermint chocolate and I have a cat who is alternating between nibble-purring my face or pouting on the floor about how I’ve left her ALL ALONE for a whole CENTURY.

Blog-post about the Global Atheist Convention, comedians whose material I didn’t like; atheist women who said something about it on the STAGE and not just to the coordinators or online; amazing presentations; the most wonderful crew of a convention ever in the history of ever –  and how I got kidnapped by Richard Dawkins and Ayaan Hirsi Alitomorrow.

About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide.
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science.

  • Steve

    How many fairies had to die for that floss?

    • Aliasalpha

      Its made from faries? I thought it was the stuff you used to get faries out from between your teeth

  • Tania

    Was this the bookshop at Melbourne airport? If so, then I picked up that Portable Atheist and sighed at missing Hitch also, and then turned around and squealed that they had The Book of Rachael, and then I purchased it!
    Thanks so much for your fantastic work ( x 4000 I am sure ) – you did a great job!

  • http://mmaster.deadjournal.com Margaret

    Quandong is a native fruit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santalum_acuminatum

    At the Sydney Easter Show, they sell jam made from the stuff, my mother picks some up every time she attends.


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