Sep 26, 2008

Hope You Have Comfy Shoes

I was driving down the street today and saw a guy standing on the side of the road in a bright blue polo shirt and khaki shorts. He was standing right on the edge of the street, near the curb. He was staring in the direction of the traffic flow. Weird! At first I thought he was waiting for a bus, but why would he be staring the wrong way? Did he have eyes in the back of his head? Upon further observation I noticed he was nowhere near a bus stop. Nor was he remotely close to any corner. He just stood there looking lost along a barren stretch of dirt and concrete. That's when I noticed it. Two cars ahead of me bright brake lights slammed on. A dingy old red car darted from the curbside across two lanes of traffic to make a U-turn. I passed the car. I passed her. She was crying her eyes out. Now the mystery was solved...or was it? Now I had an answer as to why this guy was looking so forlorn. The blurry eyed maniacal driver had kicked his ass out of the car. I'm assuming it was an abrupt stop too seeing as though we were nowhere near an intersection, driveway, anything that would have made for a smooth exit. I imagined a bunch of "I fucking hate you"'s and "I can't believe you called me fat. Get the fuck out"'s. Or "No! I will never let you put it in my ass you pig gettouta my car!" Sadly, I will never know their drama. I'm sure what I've conjured up in my head is a more entertaining story anyhow.

Sep 5, 2008

some muthaf*ckin bullsh*t

Everyone knows I love to travel. Sure, I like the occassional roadtrip but I prefer to fly. It's faster! When I have some place in mind to go I WANT TO GET THERE. I don't like to waste a majority of my vacation driving. So you can imagine my dismay when I received an email from Continental Air (my frequent flyer airline) and read this bullshit: http://www.continental.com/web/en-US/content/travel/baggage/checkbag.aspx?camp=ADHC&campyear=2008&sender=EMAIL_MKTG&language=EN&description=Firstbag

Quick synopses: they are charging $15 for your first checked bag, $25 for a second. So if you are a family travelling with checked luggage--do the math. I usually travel light but it's nice to check a piece of luggage so I don't have to lug it around. I've had many occassions where I've had to run to my connecting flight and it's way easier without luggage in tow. Aren't they already charging enough for flights, now they have to charge for fucking luggage too? What if everyone stops checking because they don't want to pay? What the hell are they going to do with all the luggage space? Sell it to companies to offset their gas prices perhaps? I haven't looked to see if other airlines are charging for luggage. If they aren't I'm sure they will be soon.

You know, if the US had a superb train system like the rest of the world that would be a great option for travelling. But no!!!!! I can't even take a train from here to Phoenix.

So what to do? I guess I'll just complain some more and then jam all of my shit into one bag that will fit in the cabin. Look for me--I'll be one of those annoying people holding up the line as I try to stuff my oversized bag into the overhead compartment:)