Monday, June 23, 2008

Quote of the day and other ways to waste time in an airport

"If there is one ironic truth about my life, it's how bitter my own medicine is."

- The Duke

I know. My man is damn quote worthy. It's one hell of a trait in a boyfriend.

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I've only had a couple sips of coffee, aka my creativity juice, as of yet.
Just apologizing in advance.

Pros of morning flights: 
No line-ups for security.
Customs guy is too tired to question my sexuality.
I'm able to enjoy sunshine at my destination.

Cons of morning flights:
5:30am wake-ups.
Airport Tim Horton's decided that fruit and yogurt are not on the menu, meaning I'm nearly in a carb coma at 8am.
I have a hard time with basic balance on a good day. Try me at a security gate, barefooted, sleepy, caffeine free, trying to manage armloads of bags. 

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So, yes, my North American gallivanting continues, as in less than an hour, I should be floating somewhere above your heads on my way to Chicago.
... maybe flipping through a Skymall catalogue?

I have been mighty bloggie MIA as of late, getting all my work out of the way for this trip, and that will probably continue for a little while longer, unfortunately. It doesn't help that I also began running a new study last week which, while being very exciting from a geek standpoint, also means that most of my online time lately has been spent recruiting and replying to participants. This leaves me about as excited to spend more time in front of a computer afterwards as I would be to listen to ShaqFu on repeat.

I hate Shaq with the fire of a million suns.

HATE.

But I love sweet, sweet coffee. So I should probably step away from the keyboard and drink some.

40 comments:

lspoon said...

Safe travels! :)

Yoda said...

Looking forward to pointful quotes about the windy city :-)

Melissa said...

That's a great quote..

I'd hate getting up that early, for anything. But I'm glad about the Customs guy being tired. You wouldnt want to go thru that again!

thegoodnamesaretaken said...

I hate morning flights although it is nice to miss the chaos in the airport. Have a good trip!

deutlich said...

Oooh! We should grab coffee in Chicago too at some point! cuz. yes.

AND YAAAAAAY FOR TRIPS!

Matt said...

I've never liked shaq diesel either.

Or airports.

but I do like coffee...

rs27 said...

What's wrong with Shaqfu?

You tell me right now!

Shazaam!

Jack said...

I feel for the customs guy, my gaydar doesn't start working until I've had a few martinis in me. Wink wink.

lissa said...

yes have fun! working on studies must be so much fun ( i guess this is a geek standpoint by me- ha). i'd love to get into that down the road.

Paula said...

No line ups at security - always a good thing! My last experience of security was at London City Airport (probably the smallest airport I've ever been to) where we had to queue for about twenty minutes to be searched. Grr.

Nilsa S. said...

Are you really already in Chicago? Well, it looks like I might have missed your weekend gallavanting. But, I may be meeting up with another blogger (in from L.A.) this week after work. Quite possibly Tuesday. Interested?

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

HA creativity juice, that IS WHAT IT IS. I'm drinking some RIGHT NOW.

Maxie said...

i've kind of replaced coffee with redbull...and now i've replaced that with diet coke w/ splenda b/c i'm poor. But yes. Hurry up and get to chicago b/c the sooner you get there the sooner we will too! yay

surviving myself said...

What about Kazaam???

Shaq was brilliant in that!

Katelin said...

oh have a great trip!

the almost right word said...

fyi: i tagged you!
http://www.thealmostrightword.net/2008/06/my-first-meme/

sorry...;)

Therapeutic Ramblings said...

Make sure to rent the movies, "Shazzam" and "Blue Chips"....quality films right there. Instant. Classics!

Crushed said...

If you're flating above my head, your plane has taken a major detour...

Hell, you do some flying!

Bayjb said...

Safe travels! I'll see you this weekend! Yeah I hate morning flights. Only other benefit is the McDonald's Egg McMuffins. Nums.

Surfergrrl said...

Hope you have a great time in Chicago!! It's such a fun city!

chasinglibby said...

i, too, have become scarily dependent on my morning cup to wake me the heck up. and ugh, carb comas....worst. thing. ever.

Ant said...

I hate security queues with the fire of a million suns - all that faffing then they ask me to take my shoes off. Bastards.

But hooray for mega blog-meets! Looking forward to coffee (and other non-specific)-fuelled stories, photos and pointfulness...

NamesAreHardToPick said...

Aww, the morning caffeine crave. Mornings are my time, but if they aren't yours stick with the coffee. And yes, your man's words are beyond awesome.

Sheila said...

This I understand. I am presently sipping my morning coffee right now!

Rachel said...

Do people actually buy things from Skymall? I have no idea.

Marianne said...

Brilliant quite from the Duke, nobility AND brains eh?

The other downer to early flights (if you're transferring from long haul etc.) is the potential for a full on "Falling Down" melt-down when MacDonalds refuses to give you a cheeseburger before 11am.

Jess said...

I love that you call coffee "creativity juice."

Have a great trip!

Crashdummie said...

bon voyage!

glad that u took the time to step away form that coffee and quote the duke - he definitly seems to be a guy with moments :D

Doni said...

I'm hoping my Windy City is treating you right. The fickle weather keeps you on your toes if nothing else.

Brett said...

Having just been on two flights, i have to say i hate airports, Birmingham is top of my list.

benjibopper said...

did you hear they stripped shaq of all his honourary police badges because he called Koby Bryant the n-word in a freestyle rap that made the internet?

enjoy chicago, i hear it's a great city.

Tin Ma'am said...

Tomorrow, I have to wake up at 430 to get to the airport for a 6AM flight... it's gonna suck. :-(

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

If you hate Shaq, do not, I repeat DO NOT watch 'Shazam'.

The duke. What a legend.

Kim Thomas said...

I have reduced my airport time wasting to only when my flight is delayed but my favorite airport activity remains people watching

the frog princess said...

Oh I hear you on the bloggy MIA-ness... my google reader is back over 200!! And there's no way it's getting back to Zero before I leave.

Safe travels, I hope your North American adventure goes smoothly!

Rachel said...

I find the Skymall catalog FASCINATING. I desperately want to meet the people that order from it....

All Mod Cons said...

Who on earth is ShaqFu? Shazzam? What?? I really get the feeling that I'm missing out on something important and life changing!

Therapeutic Ramblings said...

I meant "Kazaam"...sorry. It was a movie from 1996, staring Shaquille O'Neal as a genie rapper type guy.

~Angela~ said...

Congratulations! You've been added to the "Bloggers I've Met in Real Life" section of my blog roll. :)

Half-Past Kissin' Time said...

Did you read my recent post (Letters) about the guy who sat next to me on our red-eye flight the other night? I would add that to Bad Things About Flying on the Redeye! :)

Still thinking about that other post and wondering why you had to share a room anyway...that's creepy.