Sunday, October 26, 2003

Nudie Journalling (Part One)

10:30 a.m. Pack. Turn on T.V. Watch CNN. Note there are fires in Southern California. This is not unusual -- this time of year there are always fires (hot + winds = fires). Remain foolishly unconcerned.

11:00 a.m. Leave for last day of Skate America. Think nothing of it.

4:15 p.m. Leave Skate America early to make it to airport on time.

(4:15 - 4:30 p.m. Get lost in Reading. Stupid street closures).

4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Friend drives me to PHL. Fall asleep in car. It's been a long weekend.

6:00 p.m. Arrive at airport in perfect time for the 8:00 flight to LAX.

6:00 - 6:09 p.m. Check in, check my bag, get through security in record time. (9 minutes. A new personal best.)

6:15 p.m. Sit down for a nice slice of pizza.

6:30 p.m. Check cell phone for messages. Discover frantic phone message from friend who lives in San Diego and got evacuated. Realize I should have taken this fire thing much more seriously.

6:35 p.m. Call friend back. Discuss stuff. Learn of 6 to 12 hours delay for arriving aircraft at LAX -- and San Diego airport is closed. Think it might be a good idea to proceed to my gate and see what's up.

6:45 p.m. Gate at which my flight was originally assigned is still housing the 6:30 flight to LAX, which has now been delayed to 9:30. Decide this does not look good. Find new gate for flight. It still says it is leaving at 8:00. Gate attendant assures us she just put a San Diego flight in the air. Think this might be a problem for them what with the closure. I wish the well, but have my own problems just now....


andreakingme said...

My first thought: is this some new quirk that's going to land her in the Journal Enquirer?

nzforme said...

Oddly, I did think about the Enquirer when I posted this.