June 7, 2008 by TheDeeZone
I was tagged by Rebecca. This one didn’t really have any rules. I guess it is supposed to be my typical day but I’ve selected this past Thursday.
5:00 Am — Wake up and take a shower. Get dressed.
5:50 AM – Drive to the local airport.
6:10 AM — Arrive at the airport. Check in, go through security. Discover there are only vending machines and no change machines past security. I didn’t have enough change to get juice or water.
6:30 – Plane starts boarding.
7:10 or so – Plane leaves
8:10 – Arrive in ATL. Wait to get off plane, walk in to terminal. I’m on a puddle jumper so we actually get off on the tarmac and have to walk into the terminal. Get from terminal D to B. In the process have run ins or actually, I’m in their path, with 2 I’m more important than you business men.
The first almost knocks me over on the escalator and hits me in the face as he pushes past me on the escalator to get 3 steps ahead. Like that really helped him get anywhere faster.
Then on the tram I encounter “Mr. I’m more Important Than You #2″. The tram is already full & I’m holding on to the handle thing over my head. He pushes me out of the way and actually moves my hand off the strap. Telling me that he needs that. Gee, like I don’t. At the 1st stop he is standing to close to the door and we are delayed in starting until he moves. The ladies next to me move over & I move over so he can move. When I try to get off about 2 stops later he refuses to move. Someone else tells him to move so they can get off. I tell him that I need off. He then blocks the exit & informs me he isn’t moving. As I try to manuveer my way past him and by the 2 nice ladies who let me off I accidentally hit the guy with my backpack. Oh, well maybe the kindergarten flunkie will learn some manners.
I finally get to terminal B & discover my gate is very close to the food court aka shopping mall.The Hartsfield Airport could double as an upscale shopping mall. I get some breakfast. Find a Chinese place that serves a breakfast platter for under $3.00. It wasn’t bad.
9:30 AM — Plane begins boarding.
10:00 AM – Plane gets ready to leave.
11:00 AM – Pilot makes announcement we are about 15 minutes out. I attempt to go back to sleep but just as I dose off I’m awakened by turbulence. It was very windy that day. I find out later that the winds were 40-60 mph sustained winds. No there wasn’t a storm. Oh, I notice all the gas & oil wells that have popped up in the Metroplex. No, not everyone in Texas has an oil well in their backyard. Until recently drilling didn’t take place in urban areas.
11:20 AM — We finally land at DFW after a rough landing. The wind is so strong that the plane is swaying in the wind as we are waiting to disembark. Felt like I was on a boat. See comment above about the wind.
11:45 AM — Get to the baggage claim, find my family. Go to find my luggage and see my bag going past me. Some nice guys from the SMU basketball team stop it for me, guess the guys are good defensive players. Of course, it probably isn’t that hard to stop a bag on the luggage carousel. We head to the car and back to good ole Ft. Worth
12:45 PM – Drop JP off at work. Get some lunch — real Mexican food. Then we head over to Michaels to get some scrapbooking supplies so I can finish Kat’s memory book. She is going to use it on her table at the grad reception. Spend time vising with Mom & BC while I work on the book.
5:00 PM or so – We head over to Julie’s Fresh Kitchen for dinner. The cute little boy who used to follow his dad around in the restaurant is now a very tall teenager. Oh, yeah and a pretty good server as well. I was disappointed to learn that 2 of my favorites (broccoli & rice and chicken & dumplings) were served on Friday not Thursday.
After dinner – We head back to mom’s. BC has to go back home but it was a nice visit. I continue working on the book for Kat until I run out of tape.
After dark — We head over to SWBTS so I could get a picture of the rotunda. It was very windy. The wind kept knocking me over as I tried to take a picture. Look for pictures of the rotunda on a Sky Watch Friday.
10:30 – Went to bed.
I’m tagging you. Let me know if you decide to play along.