PICTURE OF THE WEEK: Kansas City, Mo. I wish I could have found some cows being slaughtered for some Midwest BBQ, but no such luck.
On the top of my list this evening is a definite thank you to my pal Laura Gore, or there are some who call her...LG? for spending her New Years with me. Actually, I take that back. Thanks for spending your new years WAITING for me. I scheduled myself an overnight on new years in Nashville, and my plane was scheduled to land at 11:35pm on new years eve. We got slowed down slightly and ended up 10 minutes late. I came barrelling out of the airport at 12:03am amidst my passengers mumbling to themselves "well, he's got a party to attend."
I'm on vacation. I'm offically off for a really long time.
Ok so my vacation actually doesn't start until January 8th (Elvis' Birthday), and I was supposed to work today. But I really didn't feel like it and I kinda wanted to start this party a little early. So I woke up at 2:30am (actually I didn't even get to bed until 2 b/c my flight didnt land until midnight) and got on the computer to trade my trip to later in the month. (another perk of the job...flexibility) In doing so, I effectively increased my vacation to 2 weeks. (Though only 1 is paid).
This is my first ever paid vacation. And I know everyone is thinking "jeremy your life is a vacation." But seriously, working for an airline during the holidays is not always glamorous. I really almost became the evil flight attendant that most of us know and love. You deal with a lot, and sometimes all the small things eat away at you. Luckily I went to the back of the plane, took a long, deeeeep breath, told Wendi that I just wanted to stand here for a minute and stare at the wall..and then she offered me xanex..seriously she was ready to give it to me right there.
Anyways, I have big plans for my vacation, which includes a couple of days to unwind, then skiing in salt lake city with KENT!, and a visit to my old pals Stormy and Brooke in Orlando, which may include some Scuba diving. Not sure how blogging will fit into all of it..and to be honest I don't expect it to, but who knows. Maybe I'll surprise ya.
PS: And I almost forgot, we had another celebrity sighting on our flight from Nashville to Phoenix: Brooks and Dunn! We had an idea that it was them the whole time, but we couldn't confirm it until they got off. It's better off that way, I don't like to bother people like that.