Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Blaze of Glory

Ok, so this post is about traveling..more specific would be a "method" of traveling, which is flying. Recently, a day ago, Larry and I made a small, quick trip back down to SA. We drove our Beamer down there to sell it and were going to fly back to OKC. I have a love-hate relationship with flying. It's definitely the fastest method of travel and said to be the safest. Well, I beg to differ. I pretty much have an invisible panic attack right when taking off and then every time we hit turbulence. I always try to think of weird ways to calm myself down. I usually squeeze Larry's leg or hand with one of my hands and then grip the seatbelt with my other hand until it's shaking or my knuckles are white and mentally, I'm pretty much a loon. Let's discuss that further. Let's see, when taking off I pray like a wild person (quietly inside my head) and then once we're in the air I always sing to myself "Let's Go Fly a Kite" the classic from Mary Poppins. Why? I don't know. I just always do. This last time I was hearing that song in my head and "Blaze of Glory" by Bon Jovi. I was like shut up Bon Jovi, just shut up! I do NOT want to go "down in a blaze of glory" 50,000 feet in the air! Talk about psyching yourself up. Usually I can keep myself occupied by talking to Larry, reading the "Sky Mall" catalog, watching a movie, listening to music(Continental is the best) or getting waaay excited about our destination...when it's Disney World. Usually on the flights to Orlando I'm totally excited and don't even care.
I'm always afraid we'll crash or get hijacked. C'mon you can't be reading this post and tell me you haven't checked out all the people on your flight. You know, who's the terrorist, who's going to take charge, yadda yadda yadda. I'm not going to lie, I totally think those things. Hey, it's 2010 people and in the words of Peter Griffin from Family Guy "9/11 changed everything". I was even telling Larry that I would love to take a vacation to Hawaii but I couldn't handle the flight time. I just now went to to look at the flight times, and grant it, they all had layovers, all of them were over 10 hours. Do you know how stressed and how sweaty my armpits would be? Ridiculous!
What I do like about flying is that it's fast, normally a 1 or 2 day drive to Orlando is like 5 hours! And who wants to wait when you're going to Disney?!
Anyway, that's my relationship with flying.


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