#nightAtORD

A tale of darkness, fear, and fatigue from a night spent in O'Hare airport. This story would not be possible without the ineptness of United Airlines.

  1. Looks like I get to do the overnight at O'Hare. Gonna chronicle the adventure. #nightAtORD
  2. I wish I was a big shot like @Stephen_Hurley with a hotel budget. I've got bubkas. I have a bench. #nightAtORD
  3. Hungry after waiting in line of disgruntled United refugees. Last pizza left at Wolfgang Pucks #nightAtORD  http://lockerz.com/s/282654325
    Hungry after waiting in line of disgruntled United refugees. Last pizza left at Wolfgang Pucks #nightAtORD  http://lockerz.com/s/282654325 /282654325
  4. @cogdog see if @djakes or @teach42 can drop off sandwiches for you. I would if I was there. #nightAtORD
  5. Guy in corner of bar, grey hoodie on, muttering to himself. Looks a bit like @samplereality #nightAtORD gonna keep my distance
  6. Kind of depressing having picked spot to hang out where other people 's planes coming in. Time to hunt for electricity. #nightAtORD
  7. @cogdog Just catching up on your status. Frizzhook man. In another month, you could be cozy at Yet to Be Named _____ Garcia. #nightAtORD
  8. @PrincipalDunlop sue this ain't no digital experience it's the real deal #nightAtORD (hint why might I be hash tagging?) #etmooc
  9. @cogdog Just saw. Want to crash at our place? I'd come pick you up.
  10. @bellekid yeah the dinosaur at ORD looms right over the United customer service counter. Kind of metaphoric. #nightAtORD
  11. Did you know its illegal for operators of limousine transportation to offer rides? I've been reminded 28 times this past hour. #nightAtORD
  12. The night creatures are 4 wheeled, workerbees of the late night terminal action are ones who have evolved wheels for locomotion #nightAtORD
  13. "Airport night quiet. Zamboni man polishing. CogDog is blogging." #twHaiku @myen @cogdog #nightAtORD
  14. @cogdog Fair enough. Been there. Broke up with a girlfriend and spent about 18 hours in an airport. Wrote some really awful poetry :)
  15. @cogdog Late night greetings from Port Moody, Alan - we'll get the tent ready if you're gonna be in late #nightatORD http://pic.twitter.com/GMARQkSq
    @cogdog Late night greetings from Port Moody, Alan - we'll get the tent ready if you're gonna be in late #nightatORD pic.twitter.com/GMARQkSqom/GMARQkSq
  16. @bryanjack awww I love seeing the three of you! Brightens the late night #nightAtORD
  17. @cogdog Spend some time meditating in the corridor between B and C. I'm told that the computers ensure the lights never repeat exactly.
  18. Inside the trippy tunnel -- eerie to be alone down here #nightAtORD http://pic.twitter.com/3WfKuKcu
    Inside the trippy tunnel -- eerie to be alone down here #nightAtORD pic.twitter.com/3WfKuKcuom/3WfKuKcu
  19. @sgreenla I feel lucky to have that tunnel to myself & United theme song on speakers. And sounds of a creepy talking doll noise in corner
  20. @pumpkiny I'm camped out a close to the chorizo shop. Getting woozy at 4:30am #nightAtORD Gentle drone of vacuums and CNN
  21. Strangest dream of spending night at airport. Woke up on a bench under blaring gate announcements. #nightAtORD
  22. Awake and reading thru @cogdog's adventures during his #nightAtORD. Half expected war paint and him sleeping in TSA X-ray machine.
  23. @IamTalkyTina that was you Tina? I heard yelling and screaming from the bottom of a chained off stairwell
  24. @cogdog Not me. I haven't survived this long by letting things draw attention. #nightAtORD
  25. @cogdog Hopefully the 6am flight folks arriving soon will keep it frm getting 2 SURreal :-/ (Enjoy the egg+chorizo torta! =)) #getcogdoghome
  26. And thus ends the story with eggs and chorizo tortas thanks to rec from @pumpkiny #nightAtORD next stop Phoenix! http://lockerz.com/s/282725009
    And thus ends the story with eggs and chorizo tortas thanks to rec from @pumpkiny #nightAtORD next stop Phoenix!  http://lockerz.com/s/282725009 /282725009
  27. @teach42 yup! My friend @pumpkiny sent me to The Tortas place, that was outstanding, the crowning touch to the experience
  28. @BryanAlexander Mission accomplished. Guarded @cogdog through the #nightAtORD. No one saw me save the ones I scared off while Alan dozed.
  29. I think @united is going to be sorry they asked me for feedback for my flight from Buffalo to Chicago...