Actually its been fun. Good conversation starter, and maggie told me it makes me look manly.
There are these light bulbs. they are called CFL's. (Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs) You can get them at Target, they cost a little more than normal light bulbs, but save you money in the long run, because you don't have to replace them as often.
But heres the cool thing. They use 2/3 less energy than normal light bulbs (incondescents only convert 2% of the energy it receives into light) they produce 70% less heat, and they produce nice cool colors. If we all converted to these types of bulbs, carbon emissions would be cut by something like 60-70%. For Real.
I heard that last statment somewhere, and I can't recall, so it may not be completely accurate. But I remember being floored when I heard it. If people can't go and replace their light bulbs for THAT MUCH effect on the environment (even if you don't care about the environment, the bulbs will save you $30/bulb over the liftime) then you're just a flat out drain on society. We have no need for you. Harsh, I know, but theres no other way to put it.
Anyway, I would go back that statement up, but I'm too tired. I've had a terrible day.
We left reno and arrived in vegas. we sat on the plane for 20 mins at the gate because the jetbridge wouldn't pull up. finally, we get everyone off, then get the other passengers boarded, and our lavs won't work. We deplane everyone, finally get another plane, and head out for philly an hour and a half late.
we get to philly, do our normal turn, then head home for chicago. We've got a lot of people worried about connections, and we've got them all information. We know gate numbers, which flights may hold, which won't, etc.
we get to chicago, seatbelt sign goes off, people trying to connect jump up and wait for us to open the door.
unfortunately the jetbridge is broken. IN 2 1/2 YEARS IVE HAD MAYBE 1 JETBRIDGE BREAK. now we've had 2 in 1 day. 20 mins later, still broken. we've already seen with our own eyes one of our passengers connecting flight to jackson, ms leave. sad.
we finally get everybody back in a seat, luggage stowed, so we can push to another gate. 10 mins later finally get them off. We block in at 8pm and I've gotta be back at the airport at 5:30am tomorrow. I'm going to bed.