Thursday, January 19, 2012


1. Where do you hide the reeeally good snacks?
In my desk at work.  I don't keep a lot of snacks at home, but there is a Chevron conveinence store across from my office and sometimes I have very little will power.

2. Do u keep your vehicle clean or am I the only one who has things falling out of their van?
I am the Mom of a 3 year old (ok, not officially until Sunday) so no, my vehicle is seldom clean.  I had a tire puncture last summer and when I lifted my back seat to get to the jack there were about a million Cheerios under the seats.

 3. Have you ever been to Vegas?

Yes, several times.  I actually live about three hours from Vegas so I go there often for business and it's our closest major airport so I have flown in and out a bunch of times.  I used to go for pure entertainment when I lived in Colorado and had a lot of fun, but now that it is a routine place to go it has lost its allure.

4. Warm room light blankets or cold room warm snuggly blanket?

Trick question!  See I like a cold room with warm snuggly blankets, and if it's a day where I theoretically did not have to get out of bed that would be awesome.  However, if I must get out of my bed the temp had better be warm or it's not happening.  So my functional preference is warm rooom with light blankets.

5. What is the worst airplane/flying experience you've ever had?

Get comfy, this is going to be a long one!

When I was in high school my eldest big brother took my to Hawaii as my graduation gift.  My Mom and I took a wrong turn while driving to the airport and were running late.  They would not let me check my suitcase that was big enough to hold a weeks worth of clothes, so I had to lug the thing on the plane with me.  I just made it to the gate and they literally shut the door behind me so I barely made it. 

Then they moved us out from the gate and we stopped and we sat.  And we sat, and we sat.  At one point I looked to my right and there was a wall of white smoke coming out of the right wing engine.  Not a sight you want to see!  Eventually the Captain came on and said they were having a hard time getting that engine to fire up since it was cold and the lubricants were too thick.  The wall of smoke was from the heaters they were using to warm the engine.  After a LONG wait they finally got it going and we took off. 

Then the Captain came back on and said "ok folks, I have some good news for some of you, if you are going to (somewhere in Mexico, I cant remember where) or (another city in Hawaii) you will be able to make your connection in LAX.  However if you are connecting to Maui unfortunately we will not make that connection, but you will be able to take a flight tomorrow."  Oh crap, here I am only 18 and I am going to be stuck in LA alone for a night because my brother was flying in to LAX from Phoenix and then we were taking the flight to Maui together, and they wouldn't allow him to bump his flight so he would have to go without me.  I was just scared and sick!

A little later the Captain came back on and said there had been a correction when they realized that there were over 70 of us making that Maui connection and because it would be harder to re-book us they made the decision to hold the Maui plane in LAX, and they were going to change our gate so that we would be right across the portal from that planes gate.  He asked that when we landed everyone who was not on the Maui flight stay seated to let those of us trying to make the connection bust a move. 

Remember at this point that I had to drag my big honkin' bag with me and do the flight of the bumble bee run through a busy LAX concourse.  When we got to the Maui plane almost everyone was scowling and looking totally perturbed as we rushed on the plane.  Of course my brother was ecstatic to see me and told me that he was the first at the counter to complain when they announced we wouldn't be making it for the connection. 

The rest of the trip was fabulous and a fond memory!


  1. Those darn Cheerios - they show up everywhere!

  2. Yes, I would have been scared to death to stay at hotel by myself at 18 and in LA... Eeek! Glad the rest of the trip was enjoyable!!

  3. I was just thinking how I need to clean out my truck. It's amazing how fast it all piles up!


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