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in flight (sunday)

The Continental wing of the RDU airport is suicidally depressing place at 10:00 am on Sunday morning, but I really don't know why.

Also completely unexpected was the length of the flight from Newark to Seattle. It was made even more agonizing when a nice lady gave her window seat to a child and took mine. Because I was too slow to figure out that if that lady was so nice, she would've taken the middle seat instead of pretending that she was actually booked for my seat, the "easiest solution" was for me to take the kid's middle seat crammed behind some guy (the father) who insisted on being fully reclined for most of the flight. I tried not to be childishly angry about the whole situation, but it took a while. I know that complaining about air transit is completely r-e-t-a-r-d-e-d, but I will continue since I'm stuck in the air with nothing else to do.

The next even better part of the flight was contemplating the genius of deciding to show The Day After Tomorrow on a commercial cross-country flight. While there aren't any airline disasters in the film, environmental collapse isn't exactly the best in flight mood enhancer. On top of that, the movie is probably the worst thing I've seen in a long time. I don't even think it's SOBIG. Almost every scene was ridiculous in concept, if not execution. The wolves? Completely unnecessary cancer patient? Walking from DC to NYC? The idiocy of making people outrunning the weather seem dramatic?

No, none of these annoyed me most. As far as I'm concerned, the stupidest part was the book burning as a source of heat. Yes, they were stuck in a library, but I have a feeling that the New York Public Library has better burnable substances. Such as, for instance wood from chairs, tables, and bookshelves? Secondary was the part where the librarian tries to educate members of the academic decathalon team on the non-book-burning upfalls of the printed word. I really can't believe how much I hated this movie. When it was released, I decided not to see it, but the many hours of flying with sparse other entertainment options tricked me into watching it.

This irate rant brought to you by this flight being insanely hot. Bring on the climate change.


The rest of the day finished with hearing that my mom had to kill our dog last week and me falling asleep during the emmy awards.


i want to populate my livejournal with articulate, temperate, subtly humorous posts that mimic your normal tone so that i can sound this sexy when i bitch.
thanks! I'm working on an instructional DVD that will explain the process in seven easy lessons.
This all sounds horrible. If I were in Seattle right now I would give you a hug--if you'd let me.
Thanks. I should try not to come across as hug-averse.
i can't really remember if you're hug averse or not, actually.
Josh! Oh, no! Did Darby have to be put to sleep? That's so weird - we were just speaking of her and her age, health. I'm so sad . . . and sorry. What a terrible day! And, dirty bugs to welcome you home. Ugh.
yeah. it turns out that she had some of the cancer. they thought that it would be the sort that wouldn't require treatment, but it turned out to be pretty serious and painful.

so, it was the right thing to do and I feel sorry for my mom for having to do it, but it is pretty sad. it makes me not want to have a dog.
ugh. i know - losing dogs is always the terrible part of it all - they have such (relatively) short lives. . .
I have a feeling that that whole airport in general is just ridiculously awful and depressing, regardless of the time of day.

Sounds like your flight was a million times worse than either of mine...I hope there was enough ice on board at least!

I'm really sorry about Darby, that's so sad, and that's what makes having pets so hard. It's so depressing when they get sick and there's nothing else you can do.