Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Blogs from Blighty

  • 10:16 The coffee is flowing over at Sia's: bit.ly/yEltM #
  • 10:55 Charlie tries to shift the tide: bit.ly/6Qqfa #
  • 11:06 @ninthart Maybe it will transform into the art movement gradually... #
  • 11:14 @ninthart Not Garbo? Was he hanging by his knuckles in a shortie nightie? #
  • 11:34 @ninthart Maybe it was the earthy perfume he was wearing as well. Soon you'll have some Milk Duds to steady your nerves. #
  • 13:31 is heading out from the office; didn't do everything I ought to have done, but it will have to do for now. #
  • 15:47 @ninthart D'oh! #
  • 16:36 @molliebryan Will do! #
  • 16:38 is through fastest security check ever. On the Albany Airport wireless in the lounge where they are playing country music. Can't have it all #
  • 17:32 argh -- flight delayed until 7pm. Should be all right... #
  • 17:37 7.15 now! This is not promising. #
  • 18:30 argh -- but now they claim the flight has left and will land 7.40 or so, still possible to catch the flight to Heathrow... #
  • 19:07 [groan] sign at the gate still says 7.15 -- US Airways on line *estimates* 8.15. Crap. #
  • 19:35 the nice woman from the gate says the plane is at last in the air after waiting on the tarmac for an hour. Fingers crossed... #
  • 19:56 okay, now they say the plane will be here in fifteen minutes and they will turn it around quickly to take the 2 of us (!) to Philadelphia. #
  • 20:05 The plane has arrived! It's at the gate right in front of me. Hurrah, hurrah! Empty, refuel, turn around go back to Philly -- yay! #
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Patricia Stoltey said...

This is horrible. Even in those short bursts, I could feel the frustration. Hope you had a book with you to help...of course, who needs a book when you have Twitter?


Todd Mason said...

Twitter is the kind of reading this kind of jittery experience would encourage...pity I didn't know you were going to be in Philly, for however short a layover...

Todd Mason said...

US Air has a bad rep, but it was Continental that similarly stranded us (my friend Alice and I) in Newark overnight in 2003...and felt they'd done us a large favor under the circumstances by comping us a room at an airport hotel. (There has been worse service, but we were on our way to a wedding in San Francisco. Happily, not on the second day.)

Galen Kindley--Author said...

In another life, I was required to travel. This post made my palms sweat, pupils dilate, and heartbeat accelerate. Horrid memories. Ugh. Now, if it’s more than 15 minutes distant by car—with my wife driving—I don’t go.

Best Regards, Galen.

Karen Walker said...

Right there with your frustration. Hope you are happily ensconced in London by now.

C. Margery Kempe said...

Hey, all -- hello from London! Jet-lagged but it's gorgeous.

Todd, as it was I was in Philadelphia for all of two hours or so, most of which was pent waiting to get on the plane, then waiting for all the food to come from the plane we had been scheduled to take. Finally landed an hour and half late, but here!

Yeah, Twitter perfectly captures the rising blood pressure situation!

C. Margery Kempe said...

Oh and the theme of the flight was UNHAPPY people, many of whom were yelling at each other and the flight attendants so exhausted they ignored it.

Todd Mason said...

That's Unhappy Sojourner (US) Air for you. (Mostly kidding about PHL, anyway...I wouldn't've been allowed through to the Lost Soul--I mean transferring Valued Passegers gates, anyway.) Glad you survived the flight! Onward and (figuratively) upward!

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Your post reminded me how much I hate flying. Hope your stress level has lowered and you're enjoying yourself now.

Jane Kennedy Sutton

Enid Wilson said...

I wonder what you feel if you come across this post in 10 years time. Will you smile and remember your frustration?

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