Christmas Travel

Posted by Thomas Sat, 24 Dec 2005 01:50:16 +0000

Well, travelling today was pretty much uneventful, yet stressful. Something about getting out of the routine and getting everything done that needs to get done, and remembering to take everything that needs to be taken. Flight left Atlanta at 9:30am, which meant that I got up at 6am. Having gone to bed around 1am made for a short night (I was watching Wedding Crashers…). Leaving at about 6:45, the temperature outside was about 23 degrees F. There was ice on my windows. So, I searched for my ice scraper for a bit, but wound up busting out the de-ice spray to expedite my work. I tried to check in with Continental (since they were who I actually bought the ticket from), but they sent me to Delta, who the flight was actually with. Don’t ask me how that works that I buy a Continental ticket & get a Delta flight. I don’t care if you put me on a Delta flight, but you should at least let me check in with the people from whom I bought the ticket. I digress… I’m not sure if it was the early morning stupor (ala 9.30) or if I dreamed this or what, but I would have sworn that I heard Jaimie Hicks a couple of rows back from me. Out of the whole plane, I think that there was only one conversation going on, so I listened in. Hey, what else was I going to do while I was trying to fall asleep before takeoff? Anyway, some young woman who sounded like and laughed just like Jaimie was part of this conversation. Isn’t it odd how you will think that you see a friend or hear a friend, even though they are 100s of miles away? From my perspective we left a little late, putting us late into IAH. I got off the plane in Terminal A and had to change to Terminal B to catch my connection. I never knew until today that going from A to B at IAH would require me to go out of security and immediately back in. That sucked. Especially when I had roughtly 15 minutes until the plane started boarding (45 until takeoff). I was a little stressed terminal hopping, but made it. I only had time for a pit stop, which meant that by the time that I got to AMA at 1ish Central, I hadn’t had anything all day besides a DP at 6am Eastern. Connection in IAH on the way back is less time, so I’m glad that it’s Continental all the way. Hopefully no terminal changes next time. I guess that I should also buy tickets with a little more layover time. While I was in ATL I did manage to take some time lapse pics in the aiport, so, if after I look at them and they aren’t crap, then I might post them.

Cheers and Merry Christmas for now!

Posted in General | 4 Comments


  1. Chad said on December 27, 2005 @ 2:23 pm:

    you should fix this, anger the higher ups or something like that, maybe get fired for a righteous cause. Merry Christmas, T. XXXOOO Chad

  2. Josh M said on December 28, 2005 @ 5:36 pm:

    Was it really Jaimie?

    just curious, bc that would blow my mind.

  3. Thomas said on December 29, 2005 @ 12:10 am:

    Nah, at least I don’t think so. Though, the question of whether or not she might have any sisters or cousins in Atlanta has crossed my mind…

  4. Nancy said on January 9, 2006 @ 9:05 pm:

    you got kissed by chad!

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