THE LONG JOURNEY TO GREECE.
sorry this is all formatted so weird. i wrote it literally as stuff was happening on the plane and such. not all of mine will be like this. for the hectic as hell 24 hours that i’ve had though this seems to fit really well. enjoy! or just get annoyed 1/4 of the way through and give up on it, it won’t hurt my feelings!!
Said bye to family at airport
Sat at my gate
Flight before mine was running late
Oh shit, I need to be on this flight or I’ll be late for my international one
Sat next to wonderful guy, super chatty
Joked w/ flight attendant about margaritas!!
Took a while to take off
Finally in air
Chatted about his kids and my work at the daycare
Where we were each going
Sells medical supplies all across the country
Travels lots for work
My hopes for my future
Little about Greece
His previous travels
Met wife in high school
21 years married, dated for 10 before that
in love with her lots 🙂
where he was:: landed in Tulsa
rental car back home
where I was:: dentist appmt w/ mum
so young I didn’t realize what was happening
implications in security today
lax security in Greece, I was surprised during the trip this summer
politics and how it’s so hard to see the truth anymore
me talking about seminary, hopes for after that, turkey for a year
I’d make shit money, but hopefully be happy
Likes his boss but makes ½ what he could be making
The importance of fulfillment in life
LOTS OF TURBULANCE THIS WHOLE FLIGHT
TALKING TO HIM KEPT ME CALM AND PUT TOGETHER
Flight attendant came w drinks
He bought me wine
Oh wait, the flight attendant is buying!!!
Drank and chatted
I spilled my wine
Now soaked my shorts, smelling of alcohol ::reeking?
Some on him, oops, felt bad, poor nice guy
Landing over Chicago and chatting about the city
I should come visit it, he says I’d like it!
Landing and realizing that b/c of detour south of st. louis I may be late for next flight
He whips out app of AA and sees where we’re landing and where I need to go
We get off and snag luggage
He leads me to K9, a 10 or 15 minute walk
So glad he did
I’d have taken wayyy longer to find it
May have been late for my next flight
Hugged and wished each other well
Got in line to check at desk on luggage
Should be on it’s way w me? Even though I took a different flight??
Hopped in line, they were already boarding
No time to think/worry, off to next thing
Hopped on plane
On the end and with lots of leg room, hoorah!!
Waited 45 min before we took off:: sitting around bored caused nerves to come back a bitttt
Last minute maitenence?? I think??
Shared with brit across from me
Sat next to Italian couple (beading book?? And angry/gruff)
While chilling before take off::
Texted my few close friends
Facebooked last minute
Called mum right before we started taxiing
Read lots of NYtimes articles
Partying on lobbyists’ monayy
Obama killing the dem party?
Obama’s lovely speech
Clinton his cheerleader??
Putin not a fan of Romney
Cause he’s a dumbass and said Russia was enemy #1
What the hell
Would prolly go over better if obama won, “genuine person”
Killings in the French mountains
Ship sinking off of coast of turkey
Apple to try and do Pandora type thing?
I hope marc’s impressed lol
Movie mirror mirror
Crackers w chez
Then finished movie
Lady next to me won’t shut off her damn light
darnnnnnnn youuuuu beading woman
Putting this away, then reading?
Maybe just listening to Trevor hall
Yeaaaa, Trevor hall 😀
Dozed on and off for the duration of the flight
Woke up with 55 minutes of fly time left
Listened to Trevor a bit more
Pulled out my book and read
Realized that we were delayed so much that I prolly missed my flight to Athens
Snagged my stuff and got off plane
Got in line and waited for British airways staff to let me know details of flight
New flight to Athens departing at noon
It was 11 am
Me and cute couple quickly walked w another BA’s worker
She got us all the way through airport and to security and such
Like having a “fast pass” at Disney 🙂 it was lovely
Realized in line at security that my film was all probably ruined
I’d left it in my bookbag in cbus and it had gone through x-ray
Oh well, nothing I can do about it now
Walked w couple to our new gate for Athens
Left bags w/ husband and wife and I went to get food
Chatted:: she studied abroad in Ireland for one semester in law school and in Madrid for a semester during undergrad
Heading to Greece for two weeks, santorini and suchhhh
Sat down and drank my juice and went to let mum know all was well
Realize the airport doesn’t have free wifi
She’s prolly FREAKING OUT and PANICKING (sorry mum, I love you immensely!!)
Wasn’t my fault!
Will the taxi people from Athena know about my flight switch?
Will the people at the hostel that I’m meeting?
Use a super nice workers iphone to email Athena so they know what’s up
But it’s like 4am their time, so who even knows if they got it
Board flight to Athens
Window seat (me!), middle seat (empty), isle seat (cute old man)
I continue reading my book (it’s already super intense and good!) while listeing to Trevor hall
Are you noticing a theme?
Trevor hall is my traveling music. ALWAYS. Keeps me calm.
Now writing this, just got a drink (cup of water)
Went to transfer it to my reusable water bottle so I didn’t spill it
Unscrewed the lid and due to pressure it sprayed h2o mist all over the closed lid of my mac
No harm, but still super annoying
Continued reading book for most of flight
Finally landed in Athens!!
Went to find luggage
stood in line foreverrrrrr
oh hey, your luggage is still in London! Congrats
hopefully it’ll reach my hostel tomorrow morning sometime
next filight from London comes in at 3am
took taxi over to hostel
not really sure if the driver knew where we were going?
Guess he did though, cause I made it eventually
Guy told me it was the wrong building
Walked around a building under construction for like 10 minutes
Finally realized it was down the block
Let in at last
Put my stuff down and chatted w/ Hannah, the other chick in my room
I’m a fan
She kinda reminds me of leigh actually 🙂
All went out to dinner
Wandered around the placka to decide on where to eat
Drank lots of wine, one bottle red, one white for us all to split
Shared greek salad and chicken kabob w Hannah
Sat around for like 2 hours chatting
Wandered back to hostel
Showered in the shiesty bathroom
Now chilling out in the garden w/ free wifi
Finishing this and letting my mum know that I’m alive via facebook
Long ass day for sure
Imma sleep superrrr good tonight
I’m a fan of these people
The teacher, Cameron, who met us is lovely
The closeness we all have here reminds me of Heidelberg
Definitely a good thing
Looking forward to getting close to everyone while we’re all here
Staying in Athens all day tomorrow too
We’ll leave for paros the next day