How do you pass the time during a flight? What do you bring in your carry-on?
I usually carry:
- The most recent The Believer mag
- A few issues of London Review of Books (this is sometimes the first shot I get at reading them)
- Nintendo DS Lite
- Helio Drizzift
- One novel-sized book, most recently the Nick Tosches bio on Dean Martin
- Pen and paper
- Work papers
- Sand for putting in my eyes after taking a nap
I usually use most of those things at least a little bit. The iPod runs almost continuously, unless I actually want to speak to the person sitting next to me.