Coming to you live from Gate B3 of the Bob Hope Airport. The long-term parking lots were sort of full, but the check-in lines were absurdly, risibly short. I can't imagine the agony and gnashing teeth going on across town at LAX right now.
So the trip is going smoothly so far. The plane is at the gate and everything is ready to go -- we're just waiting for a flight attendant who's apparently stuck in traffic.
Oop -- apparently the flight attendant has arrived, because they just announced pre-boarding. I'll try to compose a sky-post for you en route to Dallas.