Monday, November 12, 2012

Flying Standby

Ermahgerd, suddenly I feel like I should bust out in John Travolta's rendition of "Stranded at the Drive-in" from Grease....except my version would be "Stranded at the Airport."

For reals....I have been at San Antonio Intl Airport since 9:00 this morning.  So far, I have attempted to catch four flights today.  I'm not's an adventure, and luckily I'm a super patient person.  Flying standby has it's perks for sure, but clearly today I am figuring out the quirks.  

My day has gone something like this...

1. I set the burglar alarm off at Nicole and Francis' house before 7:00 a.m....I seriously thought he was going to shoot me or something, so I hid on the side of the stairwell saying "it's me, it's me!!"  The dog wanted outside....eeerps..

2.  I cried like a two year seriously...I wept...when Nicole dropped me off at the airport, and I had to wear my sunglasses inside the building for like 15 minutes because I looked ridiculous.  People that wear their glasses inside a building are weird...unless they have a medical reason...I did not, I was weird.

3.  I am now sitting in my fourth seat of the day...Twice I sat on the leg fell asleep, and two times in a chair.  I am in a chair now.

4.  San Antonio had a cold front come through, and I am thinking the airport did not turn on the heat, so I'm super cold. Like faareezing cold, and I rarely get cold!!

5.  The people here are really nice..I have made a few "friends" today.

6.  I'm number 17 on the standby list for a full flight.  It's not looking good for me.  

7.  My luggage is already in Nashville. I do have my carry on, but my clothes, shower stuff/makeup..are in Nashville...(adventure, right...who needs makeup and clean clothes??) I don't have much use for all the wine paraphernalia I purchased while I was here that I am carrying in my carry on...oh, and all the Christmas gifts I bought for my friends and family...I have those, but not much else...

8.  I do have my's always in my purse when I travel in case of instances such as this...

9.  Many times today I have laughed out loud thinking of something that was said, or something my friends and I did during my visit.  We're funny, and once again..I look weird laughing out loud for unknown reasons to others...

10.  I have two more chances to get on a flight before I have to leave the airport and try again tomorrow...They are boarding now, and I'm not getting excited since I'm 17 on the list...I am thinking I might fly home on a different airline if this doesn't work out in my favor...

11.  Did I mention I'm cold?

12.  People watching is fun.

13.  Thank gerdnerss the SA airport offers free wifi.



  1. Oh no, I can't believe it has been this hard to get out of SA!!!!!! I know what you mean, standby is nice but when you've been at the airport all day---huuummmmm, I wonder!!!! Hope you get on a flight soon!

  2. You have me laughing and crying at the same time! Lol! I hate that you've been there all day...I know you're exhausted. One of the many reasons why I love you so is your amazing attitude!