Wednesday, December 26, 2012

ABQ Airport Shenanigans

Waiting at the airport.

Flight before us is missing 1 passenger.

Many announcements with her name.

Final call.

More announcements.

"Will so-and-so please make their way to the gate?"

Plane leaving.

The missing woman was sitting there THE ENTIRE TIME. She was playing with her phone and not paying attention. Somehow, she didn't hear her name or notice that every person sitting around her had left.


Now, she's yelling at the gate attendant because no one called her!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Xmas to My Bloggy Friends!

I am watching The Price is Right while waiting to go over to my grandparents house. It has been forever since I've watched this. Did Drew Carey lose weight? One woman won a car, but the other contestants seem baffled by how to play. Maybe 2013 will finally be the year I get to compete.

Sexy Nerd just made me coffee with caramel creamer! What a perfect Christmas.

I wish you all a cozy, happy holiday!


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Is There Such a Thing as a Relaxing Vacation?

Vacation Day #2 - Waikiki, HI

Nothing had been going right on our vacation. Our Southwest flight from Albuquerque was late to depart because a plane had been struck by lightening. We landed in Las Vegas, then sat on the backed up runway another 30 minutes. We called our hotel for their courtesy shuttle and we waited. And waited. A follow up call revealed that they had forgotten to send the shuttle to pick us up. 
By the time we finally made it to our hotel room, it was after midnight. It seemed best to scrap our idea of walking to the strip for our one and only night in Vegas and just go to bed.

But things were going to go better now that we were in Hawaii!

We pulled up to our hotel, the Wyndham Royal Garden at Waikiki, and it was nicer than we had expected. Actually, it was probably one of the nicest hotels we have every stayed in! A friendly valet instructed us to reverse out of their parking area until after we were checked in. He guided us into a spot in front of the hotel where we could zip in, then return to be valet parked once we were settled. Inside, the hotel lobby was gorgeous! Enormous, sparkling chandeliers lead the way to the reception desk, where we received prompt, cheerful service. Our vacation had gotten off on the wrong foot, but clearly we were just getting all the badness out of the way.


Checked in, we turned around just in time to see a parking enforcement officer place a ticket on our rental car!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Wishes from Crazy People

I've seen some fairly outrageous shopping suggestions in Elle Decor, such as $10,000 sofas and $500 throw pillows. However, I don't think this holiday gift suggestion from their December, 2012 issue can be topped.

It's a "Jam Pot with Bent Spoon" from Asprey (whatever that company is - I'm guess I'm too poor).
 Only $925.

Think how delighted your gift recipient will be! Mostly because I imagine it would be pretty nice to have such a rich friend.

One who doesn't even know that jam already comes in a perfectly good jar when you buy it.

Or that any spoon - better yet, a knife - will do the job just fine.

Man, I would take that friend for all they had. I'd be like "Yay! A jam jar! But, oh, if only I could afford the jam to put inside it. That stuff is super expensive. And I'll never be able to afford a little bread plate, making it impossible to use your otherwise completely practical gift. Speaking of which, have you seen how the price of bread has skyrocketed lately?"

Side note: If someone did actually give me this insane jam jar, I would be too afraid to ever use it. How bad would you feel after accidentally dropping a $925 piece of glass? That's like a sit-in-your-garage-parked-car-with-the-engine-running mood inducing catastrophe.

Silly Elle Decor.

Side, side note: When I showed my brother my new Chevy Volt, the very first thing he pointed out was that it must be a lot harder to kill yourself in an electric car. Perhaps worse, this seemed like a normal thing for him to say. Worse yet, I had already given that some thought and explained to him that you just need to drain the battery first, then it functions like a typical deadly vehicle.

Happy holidays!
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