Frequent flyer...

I am about to get on a plane...again...and even thought it is by choice, that doesn't mean that I like it. I have decided to jet off to Toronto for a quick trip to see my family. Things are pretty quiet here and I am flying on points and the whole thing is gonna cost me under a $100, so I couldn't resist. I'll get see my family and friends and a whole gaggle of kiddies, and that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow should make the whole thing worthwhile, except that every time I think of getting on a plane I wanna be sick. You see, I haven't had much luck with flying lately. My last flight never made it off the ground due to engine failure and one before that was over Christmas in the middle of a storm that had Mabel and I stranded in Chicago and Dallas, in some of the finest highway roach motels I have ever encountered. The funny thing about all of this, is that I fly a lot. When I was living in NYC I would hop on a plane and come home often. Mind you back then, it was before the 2 hour security check and I could show up a half hour before and be in Toronto an hour and half later. That same trip is now almost a 4 hour journey! I have my little talismans that I pack, and pray pretty much the entire time that I am in the air that I and everyone else on the plane will land safely. I read magazines to distract myself, snack on jellybeans, and try to remind myself that there is just as much chance that I could bite it stepping off the curb, (and with the way people drive here in L.A., that's not an exaggeration), as I could in a plane...oh I can't even write it! And yet no matter how I try to calm myself, by the time I arrive at my destination I am a wreck.

Does anyone have any tips to make flying easier? Anything? I am seriously thinking of drinking this time.


Unknown said...

Drink! only problem is the dehydration when you get off the plane so brink water for that .
Their is also origami, while flying if you are trying to consider the crane and fold away you might just forget your flying -course you may get a paper cut or two .. then you have to consider the bloody crane.. and have a drink.

Johanna Lindsay said...

jo xo

Gina Sorell said...

Oh friends and fellow matchbook recipients of a medical degree,thank you for this very sound advice: Drugs and Alcohol...the first pharmaceuticals.

xo Gina :)

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