Here are the chicken legs in action, with the fried green tomatoes (with a side of ranch dressing), squash souffle, bread basket, and sweet tea that rounded out my lunch. Damn, that was some good eating.
I also cleaned up at the grocery store - three kinds of Southern seasoning mixes (with extra Konriko for sallysimpleton, a can each of okra and tomatoes and "field peas and snaps," "Kentucky Kernel's" spiced flour, fried green tomato batter stuff, a jar of "genuine cane syrup" (due to be turned into pie), and not one, not two, but FIVE different kinds of barbeque sauces, which I'll probably list out when I'm not exhausted.
My seatmate had just flown from Moscow. He's a marine biologist from Kamchatka, and I made him happy through the judicious use of scientific words (like "pinniped") while I attempted to figure out his area of specialty. He showed me beautiful pictures from what I think might be the Kuril islands (or one group further north), including the incredibly gorgeous Arctic fox and an "endemic" species of grouse. Othersiwe, I napped hard, I did a lot of reading, and I studiously avoided my laptop in favor of some R&R.
Back at it tomorrow. I feel my rest tonight is well deserved.