I just wrote a big long post and realized that, while it was technically compliant with opsec regulations, it was also whiny and thus probably not as opsec compliant as I would like it to be. Not that I know anything to tell... but it's not a habit I want to get into.
So I'll say this. while I got my ticket to Atlanta at 8 this morning, by noon it became highly, highly likely that I wouldn't need it. I don't have a ticket anymore.