"before i go to bed, someone needs to make me a meal."
this is the airplane maneuver. i [the passenger] sit on a futon chair watching two episodes of "real world: sydney" while wearing ear buds so as not to inflict the pain of screeching 20-something philosophers on chuck. chuck [the pilot] adds an extra layer of ear muffs. he clicks through his music collection. were i to guess, i'd say he has heard about one minute, 32 seconds of dozens of songs by now. he's quick with the trigger finger.
there are deviations from this plan. he doesn't always wear headphones. sometimes i sit on his knees.