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Chasing The American Dream

March 16, 2006


1 People who stand in the middle of those people walker moving conveyer built thingies. PEOPLE, the signs say, “Stand on the right, Walk on the left.” It’s kinda like slow drivers in the left lane which is my #1 pet peeve.
2 Pilots who are in a hurry to land from 40,000 feet and, as a result, blow out my eardrums.
3 People who put their chairback all the way back and wind up literally in your lap.
4 Peanuts
5 Paying $12 a day for long-term covered parking. Is there any easier way to make money???
6 Paying movie/cinema prices for candy and/or water.
7 $19.99/day rent-a-cars and yet the bill always comes to $65. What the heck are those zillions of extra charges anyway?
8 People who cause a huge back-up while boarding. What the heck takes them so long? Seems like a simple process. Put your carry-on in the overhead bin and have a seat. I’m tired of waiting and having to converse with people in first-class.
9 People sitting in your row that have an aisle seat and refuse to get up after the plane is at the gate. I mean, all the other aisle-seaters are standing up luggage in hand. What’s the problem here?
10 No hot chocolate available on the plane? Why is that so hard? Hot water and a packet. Yeah, real difficult.

Vacationing with my son. Pix and stories to come…


  • I can pretty much guarantee that you'd put up with all of it over and over again just to be with him. Hope you're having a fantastic time!

    About your travel list -
    Since my father worked in the airline industry for years, I traveled a lot as a kid and your list just made me nod my head, "yep yep yep."
    It's all such a hassle, but (maybe) some things can be handled with a very loud 'EXCUSE ME.' Except for #8, and #6....oh and definitely #4....um, ok....forget it.

    By Blogger catsteevens, at 9:54 AM, March 16, 2006  

  • Aww, Im glad you are getting to see him! Have a blast!!!

    By Blogger Elle, at 12:43 PM, March 16, 2006  

  • Have a lovely time with your son and don't let the inconveniences get to you. :-)

    By Blogger Denise, at 3:48 PM, March 17, 2006  

  • T - I know you've waited so long for this time to spend with your son. Cherish every single second of it and make memories that will last forever.

    as always t/c

    By Anonymous Meg, at 4:42 PM, March 17, 2006  

  • uh cool! where are you going on vacation with your son?

    By Blogger Liz, at 4:27 PM, March 18, 2006  

  • looking forward to pics! So happy you have been able to spend some time with your family lately.

    By Blogger Amanda, at 10:27 AM, March 19, 2006  

  • omg no hot chocolate!? Since I dont drink coffee or tea that would have sucked. How hard is it really???? lol

    By Anonymous Christa, at 12:07 PM, March 20, 2006  

  • Have a GREAT time with your son! I know you will.

    By Blogger ropedncr, at 3:32 PM, March 20, 2006  

  • Hi Todd

    Nice blog... Have a good time.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:22 PM, March 21, 2006  

  • Hope you are having fun!

    By Anonymous Alexis, at 2:00 PM, March 21, 2006  

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