Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Not leaving on a jet plane.

Trying to get to DC.
Accidentally left my cell phone at home.
Feeling like I am missing an appendage.
Flight delayed out of South Bend.
Snippy airline personnel adamant that I will not miss my connecting flight.

Missed my connecting flight.
Stuck in Cincinnati for the night.
In a crappy-ish Holiday Inn.
On my own dime.

Did not bring a coat.
Freezing.
Hungry.
Tired.

Not as surprised as you would think.
Have done this many, many times before.
Think I may actually hold some sort of a record for bad air travel luck.

Fully aware that this sort of air travel bad luck is certainly not the worst kind to have.
Thankful for a soft-ish bed.
Thankful for interesting conversation amidst inconvenient circumstances.
Thankful for my laptop.

Dreading my 6 a.m. wake-up call.
Missing my family.
Feeling, overall, like this:

Good night.

5 comments:

  1. Not having that cell phone is gonna suck, I'm sorry. At least you have your computer, that's good, I guess. Hope you make it!

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  2. thinking that you really luuuuv this picture of yourself! ;)

    good thing you have your laptop, i'm semi-attached to mine...& where's your coat? i even wear mine at home...that would not go well with me!

    good luck on the rest of your trip!

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  3. I'm sorry about your terrible/typical travel experience. We miss you here at home!
    -Cory

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  4. Well, for what it's worth, you made me feel a little better by leaving a nice comment on my guest post at The Inspired Room. Thanks!
    Hope tomorrow is a better day!

    Tim @ Remodeling Guy

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  5. Sis,
    What a bummer, to say the least. I wish I could have taken your place in a "crappy-ish" hotel.. sounds like fun to me :) However I can't complain about my life here in SA, it's Malawi that will hand me back over to the 'tent' life again.
    Either way I hop you are safe and sound and making a trip back 'home' ASAP. I'm sure the kids are lost with out you.
    xx lil sis

    PS I got your Bday card today in the mail. THANKS!! I loved the little surprise from Little C, too cute. And for the card from Cinn... what a let down, sorry it didn't offer more juice for you, or me. :)

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