Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Got my bags packed and ready to fly

Well, sorta. I'm starting to feel a mixture of excitement mixed with fear. I booked my flight and even chose my seat arrangements beforehand. Being that I use logic most of the time, I chose a seat closest to the wing because: In case the plane does crash into a large body of water, then, I'd have a much better chance of floating on the wing until help arrives. Well, Boo dashed that one when he informed me that the fuselage is on the wings. Meaning...the first thing that comes to my mind first off is a bbq. Okay....that does nothing for my slight fear of flying but I am going to make the most of it.

Here's what I'm going to do to entertain myself:

A) Count how many people appear nervous and could possibly be threats to air safety. I plan to write in my little tablet the things they eat and do the whole trip. Someone is going to thank me, maybe.

B) Sing along with my ipod and then see I can get people sitting next to me, to join in. (Karaoke is a good stress reliever.)

C) Collect the peanut wrappers. I'm going to save these for Married Boo. Maybe she'll thank me for recycling.

D) Take a picture in the bathroom. I'm so curious about how the toilets flush.

E) Have an airline scavenger hunt. My twin is flying on another airline around the same time so we'll both have to swap lists. The winner gets...I don't know...but the winner gets something....here's the list...
1. an unused coffee stirrer
2. a recipe from one of the passengers on the plane
3. a stick of gum from someone on the plane
4. a telephone number from someone on the plane
5. an autograph from someone on the plane
6. airplane wings to put on your shirt
7. a picture of the clouds on takeoff
8. a written description of the person sitting directly in front of you

6) I'm going to do sudoku puzzles and word searches.
7) Sleep and snack, then, sleep and snack some more.

In the meantime, my daughters will be in charge of my blog while I'm gone. Married Boo will be taking care of Things I've Learned Thursday and TV Boo will follow in her mommy's footsteps imparting humor, wisdom and whatever runs through her head.

I will talk to you all when I get back. Whenever you see a plane in the air, wave, it may be me and I promise I'll wave back!

17 comments:

sherry ♥ lee said...

Oh my gosh!! Have you flown before or are you just a nervous flier??? Breathe. In and out. In and out. And listen to your ipod tunes and keep breathing!!! And remember -- enjoy every moment of this wonderful time!! ♥

Buckeroomama said...

Have a safe trip, Simone! :)

You list cracked me up! I could actually picture you doing those things... Heh.

Ina in Alaska said...

Oh I love the scavenger hunt list. I wish I was flying so I could play too! On my last flight back to Anchorage we hit some scary turbulence. I had been reading and turned to the nice lady next to me. I said, honestly, I do not like this! She said, look around, there are babies on this flight. God would not let any harm come to them.

That was so soothing it even calmed me down. Enjoy your flight and your trip. xoxo

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Simone, the most dangerous part of the trip is the ride to the airport! Have a wonderful time!

XOXO

Elle Bee said...

I love your list of things to do! Fantastic way to distract yourself! :o)
I too am a nervous flyer. But I find once we are in the air, I loosen up a bit. Just close your eyes and pray. :o)
Elle

Joanna Jenkins said...

HAVE A GREAT TRIP!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you.
The airline scavenger hunt is a fabulous idea. I'm going to do that next time I travel with Godson. That'll keep him distracted and entertained!

Looking forward to your "guest" bloggers and hearing all about your trip.

Safe travels. I'm sending all my angels your way.
xo

Frau said...

Safe travels! I hope you have a great trip and I can't wait to hear all about it.

Danica said...

Have a super fantastic trip! Tell us all about it when you get home.

Veronica Lee said...

Have a safe trip, Simone!!

Have fun!!!

((hugs))

Deidra said...

The scavenger hunt is a great idea! Too bad you can't really stop over to see me during your TX layover...I loved the thought. Have a great time and I'll see you in few weeks...in person!

Lin said...

You'll be fine! I'm not a good flyer, so just close your eyes and relax. Try to sleep if you can. Have fun and have a safe trip!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

One word....VALIUM.

Hallie :)

Tenakim said...

hoping you have a great time and sing some great songs! Can't wait for your daughter's entries.

Heart2Heart said...

What a great list to share with us the next time we travel. This scavenger hunt sounds fun! Can't wait to see what you blog about when you return. People on a plane can be so interesting.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Soxy Deb said...

Hope your trip is as fun as mine was!! But I hope your flights go smoother than mine did.
And I swear, having to hear that the security threat is level orange over and over and over ad nauseum, made me, well nauseous.

Talk to you when you get back - OOOOO there goes a plane!! I'm WAVING!!!!!!!

blueviolet said...

Have a wonderful trip! It sounds like you've come up with some great distractions for yourself on the plane.

Crazee Juls said...

Hope you have a safe trip...and enjoyed the guest post! :)

 

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