Friday, May 30, 2008

Me cranky

I've been awake 40 hours.

I watched "Bucket List" and half of "Once" (again!) while on my longest flight (thus far) rather than sleep. That, I swear, was the only stay-awake that I made intentionally.

I hate airports.

And people with kids.

And air pressure.

I have a bit of a head cold. For those of you who haven't experienced "landing" with sinus pressure in your head, I can't possibly express to you the severity of the experience.

I...

wanted...

to...

die.

And I got to experience it TWICE so far. Firstly, I attempted to rip off my ears while landing in Seattle. And then secondly, after an 8 hour layover in Seattle and then a 90 minute plane ride, I punched myself rapidly in the eyeball in an attempt to become unconscious while landing in San Francisco.

I can't believe I am about to get on a third airplane. Only to land again. This time in Hong Kong. And hey, guess what I'll do once in Hong Kong? I'll have a LAYOVER AND THEN GET ON ANOTHER EFFING PLANE AND HAVE ANOTHER EFFING LANDING. I've been in San Francisco for 8 hours. Most of that time looked like this...

I bought my nieces all Nintendo DS(s) for the trip. I am the coolest Aunt ever. They are grateful. And quietly click click stroking away on those game systems.

I have only one more photo to share. And it's not a very clear one. But here's the thing... I don't get why people crowd the aisle when preboarding is announced. Someone? Anyone? Help. Why in the world would someone seated in row 7 stand up and block the walkway for EVERY OTHER passenger. Why not just sit for another 20 minutes and enjoy your freedom. I just don't get it.

In Seattle about 30 people did this. I snapped their photo. The gate is on the left. There are five people in "line." The rest? On the right there? That hoard of standers? Just waiting for their row to be called.

Bah! Traveling.

2 comments:

nicdevous said...

Grr...here's my second attempt at this comment. Let it be known that iPhones and blogger.com don't mix.

Anyway, the gist of what I had written was...

I totally feel your pain (literally) about flying with sinus pressure. The same thing happened to me on a return flight from Seattle once. And we all know how short that flight is. So, I'm REALLY sorry to hear about your lengthy flight!!

I also feel your pain with regards to children that travel. It's like the automatically become 10x worse than they ever have been in real life. And the "lingerers" that hang out in front of the gate? Morons. The plane will not take off without you, idiots. Your seat will still be there. Grrr. As Amantha and I often say "people suck."

Now, where in China will you be travelling? Let me know. That way if there is anymore news of earthquakes I can put my mind at ease, you know? ;-)

Okay, off to my last work obligation of the school year: 3-hour staff meeting!! Woo-hoo!

Ay'atang'aq said...

That is you and all your nieces in that pic? How did they get so big? I swear the last pictures I saw of them they were still very much hip height.

I'm excited to read the rest of your blog, after I finish my day in Yup'ik.