Made it to JFK
All checked in hooray
After packing drama
Then we had delay
It didn’t last long
Then on our way
Things again went wrong
Hot coffee on my knee
We ate food then they served food
As online they said food wasn’t free
In the end we made up time
Waiting for connecting flight
No sleep of course
For a second night
We had to throw away beverages
Twice already on this journey
You’d think I’d know all the fine print
Working for an attorney!
Good thing is
We did somehow get a free bag
Now onto flight two
And some lovely, oh so lovely, jet lag!
Day 246: September 10th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!
Cardio was = Walking
Dance of the Day was = “Come Back Darling” by UB40
Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Nothing in the Fridge”
Anything to Note =
Yesterday I had one of those moments – the coincidence moment – that weird freaky feeling where the world suddenly seems so small…
We were on the bus and on our way to visit our family friend and this woman sat next to my mum and pulled out a book to read (me of course standing per 365!) Hours and hours later, we got back on the bus to go home, and my mum sat down…and we both looked over and it was the same woman next to her reading the same book!!
It was hilarious and made me laugh out loud! Such a weird freaky moment that they would be on the same bus at the same time and then sit next to each other again! Considering how many hours had passed, that there is a bus every 10 mins, and then be sitting next to each other! Too funny!
But doesn’t it happen a lot though?? And think how big the world is yet you see the same random person again, or try to avoid someone in a city of millions and then you see them….and just think of how many factors have to align to make that happen! Soooo weird!
It happens to me a lot, but the best by far was when I was traveling to Greece years ago from America…
I can’t remember how long ago it was, I want to say when I was at Middlebury, and I flew home to Greece for a short time so I think it was for something like Thanksgiving break or Spring Break…it was for some short time period as I remember I went as it worked out to be super cheap to do so! Ah back in the day when you could find cheap off season prices!
Anyway, I was alone and had homework to do, so I was trying to get some done on the plane over when this guy came up to me and knelt down next to me in the aisle and said hello and introduced himself. He then asked me out “on a date” ON THE PLANE to watch the in-flight movie that was about to be shown and if I would like to join him as he had seats open next to him a few rows down!!!
I was like, ummmmm….no!! I said I had homework to do – which I then had to do the whole flight as he was literally a few rows away AND his family were on my row!! He said he was a wrestler and traveling with his family to Greece to then drive to Croatia to see a wrestling event…all the while his family were of course nearby listening in…but I kept saying “no, thank you” to his date offer…it was all just crazy and too funny!
Anyway, a few days later I was flying back to the USA, sat in my seat, pulled out more homework to finish, and who sits next to me?????? The wrestler guy and his family!!!!!
We were on the same flight after that whole weird date thing, AND he was sitting next to me!!! I mean, what are the odds!!!
He could not believe it either so kept saying “it’s a sign so now you have to go out with me” and all I could do was laugh!!
Well I certainly could not get away with homework so had to chat with him for the journey, but I still refused a date for when we were back in America!! But it was a long plane ride home!
I also remember he played a trick on me for hours as of course we were stuck chatting, so me and skiing came up and that I was a ski racer and he said his sister was Picabo Street, a very famous ski racer, and one of my all time favorites! He showed me his passport too and his last name was Street and he had his whole family in on it too showing me their passports. Turns out that it was just that his last name was indeed Street, and he was of no relation to the ski racer! But it was his way to keep my interest, keep the coincidences alive, and perhaps say yes to a date!!
We left it at – if we ever see each other again then I HAD to go on a date with him…and I agreed in fear we might somehow have another coincidental meeting…but thank god, it never happened again!
It’s a small world! Seriously!
Although now that i have brought it up, I hope I haven’t jinxed it and suddenly see him in Chiswick!!!
Day 201: July 27th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!
Cardio was = Walking
Dance of the Day was = “Lay Down Sally” by Rod Stewart
Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Batty Dating Profile”
Anything to Note =
Stuart left for NYC yesterday. He is now back a million miles away, in our home.
It was weird and sad leaving him to come to Greece when he was in London – that in itself felt far away, but London vs Greece felt better than it does now with NYC vs Greece, being now 7 hours ahead….missing him for hours already and it’s only 8.30am there so can’t message him otherwise I will wake him.
And we have days and days of this ahead to get through.
I know Stuart was also sad yesterday as he boarded that plane. And that made it even more sad for me knowing he was also sad….ahhhh good times!!! Ugh.
As he was flying yesterday I was at my little nephew’s birthday party, seeing some family and family friends and of course all they asked about was “Where’s Stuart?” or “Where’s your husband?”…..my what?????
I had a hard time dealing with that….my husband…..that still feels funny!!!!!
And then it’s onto the pregnancy bump and how far long am I and how am I feeling, amid all the babies and five year olds running around!!!
Since the last time I was in Greece, a little under a year ago, a lot has happened! I am now married with a little schmonkey almost here!!!!! CRAZY!!!!
Crazy especially as we were supposed to be having our Greek wedding so some people have not met Stuart yet or for only a brief second, and I kept having to explain that it will now have to be next year with the baptism due to the fact that the exact date of the wedding turned out to be the exact due date of the baby!
It’s all a little hmmmmmm.
They can’t believe I’m old enough and all grown up enough to be sporting a baby bump…..well hello????…..there’re telling me!!!! I can’t believe it!!!!!
Again, all I can say is….ahhhhh good times!!!
Day 185: July 11th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!
Cardio was = Walking/Packing/Travelling
Dance of the Day was = “Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Paul Carrack
Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Mr. Giraffe”
Anything to Note =
I am leaving on a jet plane…
It’s LEAVING DAY!!!! It’s TRAVEL DAY!!!!
I think I’ve mentioned this before in another blog, but it’s funny because Stuart and I are leaving today – Stuart for only two weeks right now – but we’re not flying on the same flight! We leave within 20 minutes of each other from JFK, from different terminals, on different airlines – me on BA and Stuart on Virgin (which is way better!). And we arrive within 20 minutes of each other at Heathrow tomorrow, different terminals.
It worked out cheaper this way as I had to get on a BA flight to be on the same return flight as my mum when I come back to the States, but the cheapest flights were not BA, so Stuart did one of those cheap-not-know-you’re-airline sites and got on Virgin – so that was cool!
So we’ll see each other when we drive to JFK tonight and then I will see him again when I get picked up tomorrow morning after we arrive! Strange!!
If only we could communicate across the ocean, thousands of miles up in the air!!
If only BBM worked while flying haha!!
I will miss him 🙂
But we get to save money so that’s a bonus!
If I make it to the plane as still haven’t packed and am at the office…..aHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
So this is my last day in America until JANUARY!!!
For just under 6 months!!!
Next time I’ll be back in the USA it will be in 2013 with a little schmonkey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!