P.S. - guess who was lucky enough to be one of the random search-all-of-your-bags-at-the-gate people? Yes! Me! I am so lucky! The security guard checking my purse remarked: "Wow, you certainly get your money's worth out of this purse," since it took him approximately ten minutes to go through all of the compartments. I told him just to give me the items he couldn't manage to fit back in my purse, because he is a guy, and really, purse-stuffing is a high female art form.
Updated: airports no longer have mailboxes! So all those postcards will be postmarked from Bartlett, alas.