Friday, April 29, 2011

Live Blogging from the Airport



I'm sitting here in Vegas, surrounded by Mormons (I assume). Let's just say the people lining up for this flight into Salt Lake are showing a lot less skin than the rest of the airport.

(And their hair is pouffier)

I'll be gone for a week. But don't bother robbing my apartment. The only expensive thing we own is on my finger (um, also, please don't mug me). I'm leaving Kurt at home. With a dog. And a gun. A rabid dog. And a giant gun. Both of which want to kill you.

Especially the gun.

I don't always enjoy flying. Sometimes I even (dare I say it?) hate the whole experience. But right now, sitting in this hairsprayed crowd, I'm actually having fun.

Weird, huh?

But its true. And I think I know why.

TOP 5 REASONS TODAY DOESN'T SUCK.

1. Free airport internet. Remember a few years ago, when they tried to make you pay to use it? Well, I never gave in, and I think they noticed. FREE INTERNET FOR THE PEOPLE.

2. Friendly TSA agents. But not creepy-friendly. They were much less gropey today than they were at Christmas time. And I didn't have to go through the naked machine. (Ow!Ow!)

3. Hour and a half layovers are kind of perfect. You don't have to stress if your flight gets in a little late, and there's plenty of time to use the restroom, grab a snack, take a walk, and write a blog post. No rushing necessary. I guess I didn't have to rush during Christmas either, but when your layover is 5 hours long, it loses its appeal.

4. Stopping in Vegas ROCKS. Half my flight from Pittsburgh was drunk before they got on the plane, and that flight? Best.Flight.Of.Their.Lives.

5. My destination. I'm going to see my family, yo! It's sister time. Plus, my dad might buy me things. And when i get back to Pittsburgh, Kurt will be so excited to see me, I won't have to clean for a week. OR MAYBE TWO.

And that is why todays trip isn't sucking.

Almost makes you want to hop on a plane, doesn't it?

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how about you? What do you love/hate about flying? I would love to hear some stories.


10 comments:

JeanHasBeenShopping said...

Vegas airport does rock! Have fun on your trip.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Have fun on your trip! I agree a 90 minute layover is the perfect amount of time. I always get stuck with 3+ hour layovers

shafeena said...

Sounds lovely :D.. have fun at your sisters !!

Smart Ass Sara said...

I hate that every time I have ever flown in my adult life I have been unabashedly molested by TSA agents because I'm apparently special and look like a terrorist.

Kyle and Aly said...

I have a love/hate relationship with flying... I LOVE that I can just hop on a plane with two children and be at my destination (usually) within just a few hours. I HATE that they make you pay for a 2 year old when he will probably be sitting in your lap anyway because he cant sit still long enough and you dont want him to bother the other people around you but he LOVES to look back in the seat behind you and say "hello!" in his sweet little voice (as little as it can be in an airplane). I dont really like to fly due to 1. it makes me feel ill and out of control 2. costs so much. But it is convenient so I dont have to drive with two small children. :P WOW! I think I just wrote a blog on your blog... sorry about that! Enjoy your trip!

Shell said...

Hope you have fun on your trip!

viewfromdownhere said...

I'll be going to the Vegas airport in just two weeks! That makes me happy there's free Internet now :-)
Enjoy your trip!

JoJo said...

I'm jealous!

I don't really like planes too much, though I fly pretty often. I love knowing I'm going somewhere far away from NY. I hate sitting next to strangers that don't wear deodorant and having to climb on top of people to use the bathroom if I have a window seat. ugh!

Kristy said...

Flying out is always so much more exciting than coming back. I have also learned to enjoy alone time in airports a whole lot more since I had a child.

Suzy Myers said...

I'm so jealous of your vacation. And your airplane flight with all those heads full of hairspray.

Have a wonderful visit!!

suzy

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