air travel - the highlights
hawai'i was amazing. but that's for another post. this one is about air travel. and it was not so amazing.
on the first flight out, to our 3 and 1/2 hour layover in phoenix, i was sitting in the middle between B and this random guy. about half-way through the flight, i hear what sounds like a razor blade cutting through a magazine. so i look over and see random guy holding the cover of a magazine up to try to hide the box cutter he was using to cut out the layout of the phoenix airport from the in-flight magazine. you read that right. a BOX f'ing CUTTER.
i went to the bathroom and told the flight attendant about the situation. this was the response, "well, how big is the blade? they're being a little more lax now."
about five minutes later, the flight attendant came by our row and told B and i that there was an empty row a few up ahead and that if we wanted to "stretch out" we could move. we did.
then we had a 6 and 1/2 hour flight to maui. but first, we sat on the plane for 1 and 1/2 hours because obama just happened to be taking off from phoenix at the moment we were supposed to. joy.
okay, then we had 10 full days in maui. basking in the sun, hiking, staying in a multi-million dollar home...but like i said, i'll write about that later.
so after the trip, the flight from maui to phoenix (which took off at 11:40 p.m.) was turbulent for 5 hours. and then, after a layover in phoenix and a non-eventful (thank god) flight to KC, upon landing, the air masks above my head dropped down. hitting my head. none of the other ones dropped. just mine. and everyone sort of looked, laughed and clapped. i would have laughed, too...but the delirium was kicking in (i hadn't slept yet and it was 3 p.m.)
then an hour later, MU lost to KU.
note re: photo...that's what no sleep in 29 hours looks like. so deal.