29 September 2009

Random Observations from the Road


1. If a passenger on an airplane hacks and coughs for the first 30 minutes of a flight without covering his/her mouth, all other passengers should be allowed to render coughing passenger unconscious - by any available means - for the duration of the flight.

2. At night, from 5,000 feet, Santa Barbara looks like a gauzy, glowing cocoon of giant caterpillar people. I'm just sayin'.

3. I love geeks. Girl geeks, boy geeks - all geeks. You might not realize it, but they make life infinitely easier and more enjoyable for the rest of us.

4. In flight, giggling teenage girls are as annoying as screaming babies. At least the babies can't help themselves.

5. Reason number 973 for ripping that old Drum and Bagpipe CD to your iPod: Amazing Grace on the pipes is actually an effective counter-measure against the loquacious Cambodian-American Valley Girls seated behind you.

6. Southern California never fails to creep me out. Sorry SoCal fans. I'm a Midwestern girl, and any region in which men work as hard as women to be pretty, and all these pretty people look like they're dressed in costume...is wrong. Very, very wrong. They all look like television characters. Even the busboys look like they're channeling West Side Story.

7. There is nothing better than coming home to a clean house. Thanks, Hubster. :o)

7 comments:

Nina said...

They probably ARE channeling West Side Story! Or at least My Fair Lady. "Let a woman in your life, and your serenity is through...

Mejis said...

I agree with #1 and though I have never been to SoCal, just by what I have seen on tv, I am in full agreement with you.

Children of the 90s said...

I'm with you about the teenage girls...it's like an uncontrollable urge to be incredibly loud. I can remember those days and it makes me feel old to have an attitude like this, but I wouldn't go back to being a teenager for anything!

Governor Jen said...

Yes, there is something better... coming home to a clean PAINTED house. Now THAT was fabulous, thank you very much, Dad.

Welcome home.

Expat From Hell said...

Well, I guess I have to be your token SoCal boy. Yes, there are those there that are a bit "overblown". But the weather, the terrain, and the atmosphere does make for a lifestyle that sinks under your skin. I've been gone since 1991, and I still miss the place - terribly. I think it has just gotten harder to enjoy of late - especially for tourists. Love your posts....EFH

Le laquet said...

I love geeks too - it's just the little squeaky noises they make that scare me. I need to go and make my old man practice chanting #7 like his new mantra!

Indigo said...

I'm sorry, but did you just say that YOUR HUSBAND CLEANED YOUR HOUSE?? I think I'm going to faint. I didn't know husband's did that.