Wednesday, January 16, 2008

16 Hours to Liftoff

For reasons even I do not fully understand I booked myself on a 7:45 a.m. flight from Newark to Ft. Myers tomorrow morning. According to my boarding pass, I have to be at the gate by 7:15 a.m.

Since I've already "checked in", including my baggage which I must merely physically drop off at the TSA inspection point before heading through security, and have gotten an Emergency Exit row seat next to the window (lots o'leg room on Jet Blue) there's nothing left to do except to rise at 5:00 a.m. in order to drop the car off at the off-airport parking area by 6:00 and take the shuttle over to the Jet Blue terminal.

Once I clear security ("please remove your shoes, butt-plugs, cock-rings and nipple-piercings") I'll spring for a high-fat, high-cholesterol "McBreakfast" at the sign of the Golden Hardened Arteries while waiting for the boarding call.

I've pre-programmed, re-charged and updated the software in my iPod. I've found the noise-cancelling headsets and connectors. I've gotten a couple of novels and saved last Sunday's NYTimes magazine and crossword puzzle. In short, I'm loaded for totally ignoring everyone else on the plane.

With any luck we'll outrace the weather south and arrive in Sunny Ft. Myers around 11:30 a.m.

I'll worry about what happens after that when we get to that point.

Because mom hogs the one and only pc (with DIAL-UP access) it's unlikely I'll be doing anything other than checking my email now and then.

So, until next week (probably), stay cool/warm/dry or whatever it is you want and fer goshshakes DON'T BEHAVE!




Bev Sykes said...

I have to behave. I have a keeper now. :)

try to have fun and be gently forgiving of the 'rents.

JoyZeeBoy said...

I NEED a keeper.

Hey, "Rent"'s closing this summer. Hard to believe it's been 12 years, n'est pas?

I promise to try to be patient, tolerant and compassionate with the folks.

Alan said...

have a good trip sweetie. I be looking for your posts when you get back



JoyZeeBoy said...

Hi Alan,

I'm back and pretty demoralized by the whole experience.

I'll blog about it later today.