Sunday, September 11, 2005

Somebody's Been Sleeping in My Bed

Goldilocks was gone. I knew she was going to be sleeping in my bed, because we swapped apartments for the first (Manhattan) week of my trip, but I did find a big pile of laundry when I got home, and that made me happy because it's a mindless task that I don't think I can botch even with no sleep for the last 30 hours. And I do want to stay awake until "normal" bedtime to try to outsmart jet lag.

The flights were uneventful but people-full. Well, almost eventful: at one point when we were past the point of no return there was a flurry of flight attendants and an announcement requesting any doctors on board to identify themselves, but the ailing passenger recovered. That's the first time that ever happened on a flight I've taken, and I wondered if we'd have to make an unscheduled landing in England, but we didn't.

To cross America, I thought I was taking a Delta flight, but it turned into something called "Song Airlines". They had a fine entertainment system and the snacks-for-sale were a perfect supplement to my brown-bag sandwich. For some reason I have trouble remembering the name of this airline, and keep calling it "Soon" Airlines, which would not be a first choice name. Better "Now," than "Soon." And both flights were on time.

Despite the fact that both JFK and Ben Gurion airports have been nicely upgraded, I am happy to be done with airports for a while (I hope).

Thanks to all of you who wished me a good trip: your wishes were granted!


noorster said...

I'd say "Welcome back" but I'm not there yet. But you are. Good.
I can't form sentences at this hour.

Fred said...

Wishes do come true! Welcome back.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

There really is no place like home.

Glad you are home safe and sound.

Savtadotty said...

Noorster - I can't form anything...jet lag big time. Hurry up and get here...I'm old and don't have much time.

Fred - Whatever happened to whatshisname? The kid looking for trouble/attention?

Tan Lucy - You are so right. I wish I didn't have to leave for longer than three hours at a time...just long enough for a leisurely restaurant meal or a good movie.