Posts Tagged Observations
What is my perfect crime? I break into Tiffany’s at midnight. Do I go for the vault? No. I go for the chandelier; it’s priceless. As I’m taking it down, a woman catches me. She tells me to stop. It’s her father’s business. She’s Tiffany. I say no. We make love all night. In the morning the cops come and I escape in one of their uniforms. I tell her to meet me in Mexico but I go to Canada. I don’t trust her. Besides, I love the cold. Thirty years later I get a postcard. I have a son. And he’s the Chief of Police. This is where the story gets interesting: I tell Tiffany to meet me in Paris by the Trocadero. She’s been waiting for me all these years. She’s never taken another lover. I don’t care. I don’t show up. I go to Berlin. That’s where I stashed the chandelier.
See? Perfect crime…
but in reality that’s a statement from an episode of the Office and it’s a quote from good ol’ Dwight.
So I haven’t used this blog in awhile and a whole lot of things and life have been going on, but I am gonna get back into this and start using this place for what it can be used for, all kinds of opinions, events and stories about what is going on in my life and it’s changes.
Here I am, sitting at the airport waiting for my flight. I have not been on a plane in almost a year and a half at this point, which seems weird considering I used to be on a flight 2-3 times a week at a minimum. The last time I was on a plane it was on my trip to Fantasy Camp for a vacation, so if we skip that trip it would be almost a full 2 years since I have been on a plane for work.
Logan airport hasn’t changed much, although the construction that was going on in Central Parking for over 2 years appears to be finally completed so the whole garage is now accessible for parking, and surprisingly, the cost to park a car has only increased by $2 a day in the past 2 years.
The ads are new and there is a Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar and Grill in Terminal C, but the kiosks and everything are still the same, and the same escalator is still not working to get down from the skyway to the concourse to check in. I still think it’s a conspiracy by the repair companies to keep them busy, same as with the T, fix them just enough to work for a bit and then break again.
Same carpets, same white rocking chairs, same vinyl rows of seats. It feels good to be back. Only trouble is that I have lost my frequent flyer status, so no free upgrade and I needed to wait in the standard security line, unlike in the past where I was able to take the super special speedy line.
I did notice one change though, what used to be the candy and nut stand halfway down the ramp to the gates is now some kind of health food stand with dried fruits and fruit juices. Yay?
I think the shoeshine guy was the same guy, although he was falling asleep and kept doing the head bob. You know the one, head resting on a hand and then you fall asleep so it slips off and then you wake up because of the jerking motion of your head falling, then you look around suspiciously to see if anyone noticed and then go back to snoozing, then repeat over and over again.
I have missed this, and while there is not much currently scheduled, I certainly hope that there is a lot more of this to come. The job looks very promising and I think this is going to end up leading to a whole lot of good things in terms of travel, professional life and personal life.
So our flight outta Boston was delayed this morning and there were a ton of people on it who were getting connecting flights to places like St. Thomas, Montego Bay, Antigua, etc etc…
As soon as we landed, the cell phones were flipped out and they were on the phone with US Air to find out about re-booking or what they were going to do to fix the problem etc etc etc…
Geez people, why not wait til we at least park at the gate and you find out if your flights have actually left already? Are you not aware that there is always a ripple effect and they will delay flights leaving if there are a large number of people on another flight which is delayed in getting there. We are not the only flight, there are lots of other flights.
Relax, you are on a vacation! Stop stressing out!
but yeah… it is 12:30, I arrived in Philly at 10:30 and I am leaving on an 8:30 flight.
I would go rent a car and drive to Westfield, PA(Middle of F’in nowhere by the way) but that will take me 6 hours, and not like i would be able to actually do any work once I get there, so screw it…. I will sit here, eat my free dinner later on and surf the web….
Kinda funny video by a kid at Bentley…
That accent you heard in Fargo, yeah, totally represents things out here.
Not to say that people do not make fun of the Boston accent, but to listen to 3 or 4 people talking about things on the radio and hearing that inflection and phrase….
“ohhh yaaaa” repeatedly over and over again while discussing pop stars and Hollywood is rather humorous to listen to, and then you throw in some uber christian sub content to it and you have a grand old time.
While it may have been midnight when I rolled into the Holiday Inn here in the lube state, I turned on the television for background noise while I set the room up and was going to head to be since I needed to be up in 7 hours to get ready for work….
but the channel was not on that generic auto-reset station shilling the pay movies for the hotel… it was on something else… I actually have no idea what the actual station is, but it has one of those movies… you know the ones… you stumble across them all the time while skimming through the stations and they take hold of you and they have some mystical ability to draw you in and make you watch it no matter what the situation… you may own the movie on DVD and it is sitting on a shelf 15 feet away, but you sit and watch it on TV anyway… you sit through the commercials and the edited out words and any other inappropriate things… and you watch… religiously every time… not sure why since you know the movie inside and out… every line… every scene… the ending… and everything…
Tonight it was “The Natural”, but another movie that does it to me is the Shawshank Redemption, as well as Scent of a Woman, Happy Gilmore, Evolution and a couple others that I cannot remember off the top of my head… What is it about these movies? I have no idea.. but I wish I knew….
that was it!
I think it would be perfect for me!!
If you want to smoke… that is your choice… I won’t stop you…
If you want to read a map… that is your choice… I won’t stop you….
If you want to drink a cup of coffee… that if your choice… I won’t stop you….
BUT DON’T DO ALL THREE AT THE SAME TIME WHILE TRYING TO DRIVE A CAR!!!!!!
Especially if I am in the lane next to you, between you and an 18 Wheeler. I don’t really like slamming on my brakes because you decide you want to change lanes in CT in your Purple Saturn SL2 from Maryland while smoking a cigarette, drinking a cup of coffee, and reading a map cuz you have no clue where you are!!
I will never understand that about some people, don’t you look at a map before you leave the house or where ever it is you start from? When you get onto a major highway don’t you look to see what number exit you need to get off at? Do you really need to keep the map on your steering wheel while driving because you are so unsure about where you are going? Exits don’t just sneak up on you!!! They have signs warning you that they are coming up, some even a mile or 2 before you actually get there! They are numbered and they are even in NUMERICAL ORDER!!! HOLY SHIT!! HOW SHOCKING IS THAT?!?!
Ok, now I know there are all kinds of conspiracy etc etc about 9/11 and what people think really happened, this is not a blog about that or their beliefs.
This is about all those Americans out there who are trying to prove how great of an American they are by showing off the flag of our country.
There are few things in this world that bother me, and the treatment of our nations flag is one of them, whether you want to uphold your right to free speech and protest by doing things like burning it or other forms of desecration, well I suppose that is your right, but honestly, you are one fucked up individual if you chose to do things like that. That flag is not just some random material that was thrown together, it is a symbol of our country, our fight for freedom, the blood spilled by our forefathers who made it possible for us to exist in this country the way we do today.
You may think that desecrating this symbol is a protest about our government in this day and age, but it really is not anything of the sort, that flag is not a symbol of what our leaders are doing in the present day, that flag is a symbol of what our forefathers were able to accomplish for us, and what those soldiers a long time ago volunteered for and paid for with their own blood.
it is not a symbol of WW1, WW2, Vietnam, Iraq I, Iraq II or any other confrontation that our country has been in within the last century, it is a symbol of our forefathers from the revolutionary war, and a symbol of the way our country sticks together when it has to.
There are specific rules on when and how a flag should be displayed and honored at all times, as well as how it should be folded, stored, as well as the proper upkeep of our flag.
If you have any questions about anything that involves our flag, feel free to ask me and I will be happy to explain the proper way that it can and should be displayed, how it needs to be folded, stored, and if one becomes torn, tattered, or dirty, the proper way to retire a flag, or the proper people to give it to in order to allow it to be properly retired with the respect it deserves.
These people are NOT being patriotic with their use of the flag, no matter how good their intentions are, their actions undermine their intent and their pseudo-patriotism.
These are clear examples of improper methods of display of a flag, and a disgusting desecration of our flag to suit their political agenda.
A link for the US code which describes proper care and display requirements for our flag.
Proper Flag Treatment