May 19 09

I used to easily be in the top ten worst travelers in the world. easily. I am naturally prone to anxiety (yeehaw!) and if you couple that with the stress of having the race through the airport and the whole “what if someone barfs on the plane” worry AND that whole, you know, we could, um, die thing…I was great fun to travel with. and then! somewhere along the line I learned how to fall asleep on the plane BEFORE take-off and not wake up again until landing. perfect. Which was exactly what happened on my flight on friday. I was feeling great, excited about my three fun-filled days of doing absolutely nothing but accompanying my dad to see all the movies my stepmom wouldn’t see with him (Star Trek & Angels and Demons). I got in line behind about 20 people to pee, and then IT HAPPENED. I heard the splash behind me and then turned in horror to see, not a child like I’d assumed, A WOMAN vomiting into her hands and onto the floor. I used me kegel muscles to hold it like a motherfucker and bolted out of there. holy shit. and now you can probably put me back on that coveted worst traveler list.

but then, we got off at baggage claim…and LO! THERE WAS MY SISTER! gah. I had no idea. Now, I’m not one for surprise parties. seriously, I absolutely loathe them. I am a control freak. I need to know where I’m going, when it’s happening and who is going to be there. at all times. Hell, I didn’t even like when the husband propsed to me at my apartment and then we had to to his parents’ house where there were people waiting there to celebrate. I mean, I was wearing my glasses and a ponytail. I was not cute that day, the day I got engaged. and even though I was frazzled from just seeing THE VOMIT, and I probably didn’t look all that cute…I was beyond thrilled to see my sister right there. I’m still smiling.

especially because only she and I can see the hilarity in her desperate plea to find out if her flight was on time…

…and guess what I used to take that video. just guess.

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oh yes it is!

surprise #2 made possible by the scheming of the husband, the best designer on the planet who is also a pretty kick-ass friend, and the sneaky friend, codename: Wolverine.

It rained for three days straight…which made my hair look like bollucks for pretty much the entire vacation and made for a very water-logged trip through the Modern Atlanta home tour. It also meant that my sister and I had to take off our heels to walk barefoot down a slippery drive-way (we are nothing if not incredibly class, y’all) which other than the obviously drench factor and being disturbed by one of the teenaged girl’s bathrooms that only had a tub and no shower (really? really?) and by the smell that came from a dishwasher when I opened it, was super fun. and I even found the table I totally have to have in my new house…

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…and there really is nothing like taking your picture in some random stranger’s basement…

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(you are totally loving my damp hair, I can tell)

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  1. Your video is private, so only people you approve can see it.

    I’m the same way about control. I hate surprise parties, unless I’m throwing them, and I despise surprises. I need to know when and what and all the details because I’m the only one I trust to get it perfect.

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    Comment by Avitable on May 19, 2009
  2. Oh nevermind, it works now.

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    Comment by Avitable on May 19, 2009
  3. the Flip skin totally rocks!!

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    Comment by WickedStepMom on May 19, 2009
  4. I adore the fact that you and your sister struck a pose! Cool sisters rock.

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    Comment by fadkog on May 19, 2009
  5. I too, am prone to anxiety and suck large at travel and don’t do it often. You MUST bestow on me the details on HOW to fall asleep before take off and how to stay asleep. Because me? I end up having one of those dreams where you feel like you’re falling and wake up all startled and jumpy with that falling feeling. Not good on a plane. Not.Good.

    I must say I feel bad for barf lady. But jeez if that were me I’d have been all “Excuse me lemme through I’m about to hurl”. Who’s polite to try and wait in line? Sheesh.

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    Comment by karen on May 19, 2009
  6. We are sisters of sort ~ I am the queen of O.C.D. :) Loooove your Flip !

    Carla

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    Comment by carla K. on May 19, 2009
  7. Hey! I was with you when you bought that skirt!

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    Comment by Kristabella on May 19, 2009
  8. I LOVE the flip skin! Totally swank! :)

    I’m like you. I need to know at all times where I’m going. Hate surprises. I’m a total control freak.

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    Comment by Nenette on May 19, 2009
  9. Awww, I love your sister! She’s such a cutie!

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    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on May 19, 2009
  10. I love to have one of them flip videos!! The skin is so cool!

    I, too, have flying anxieties even though I am a self-professed travel enthusiast / junkie. That whole plane crash issue is always ringing at the back of my head. I wish I can learn to sleep for 20 hours straight for those long haul flights! that pesky air turbulence freaks the hell out of me as well! Definitely not my way ‘to go’.

    jen lacedas last blog post..Hallucinations and Le Shopping in Le Souk

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    Comment by jen laceda on May 19, 2009
  11. oh how i envy you that you can SLEEP on plane! i HATE HATE flying.i am terrified…you and your sis are cute.

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    Comment by LAVENDULA on May 19, 2009
  12. I hate barf, it’s worse when it’s not even mine.
    Me and my sister laugh over the stupidest things, I mean all out CRYING with laughter, laughing. So I can relate.

    And loving your damp hair and your CUTE skirt!

    Karen MEGs last blog post..Rap and Roll (Vietnamese Salad Rolls, that is)

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    Comment by Karen MEG on May 19, 2009
  13. Yay for family!

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    Comment by Kaleigha on May 19, 2009
  14. What a sweet skin!

    I love that table too. Awesome.

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    Comment by Angella on May 19, 2009
  15. Love the hair — you know it. ;) Love the vid. Zomg, THAT PHONE. I have to see that in person. I HAVE to see that in person. Zomg. Z.Z.Z.Z. And the vomit story — that’s law of attraction, baby! The more you fear it, the more it HAPPENS! ;)

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    Comment by Haley-O on May 19, 2009
  16. Would it be weird if I got a Cheaper Than Therapy camera too? Soooo cute. Love it.

    And totally JEALOUS. LOL

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    Comment by sam {temptingmama} on May 19, 2009
  17. love the cheaper than therapy flip! AWESOME!

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    Comment by Tova on May 20, 2009
  18. Hey, on a semi-related note, I got married in a teeny-tiny town in northern BC. At the time, there were only 2 hair places to use for the wedding. The better one, the one that I went to, was called the…wait for it…Sasquatch Beauty Barn. That’s right, you heard me, I had my hair done for MY WEDDING at the Sasquatch Beauty Barn.

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    Comment by Carmen on May 21, 2009
  19. Wow, I am a moron – I meant to leave that last comment on your Pet Peeve post. Geez. I’ll go leave it there now…so that it makes more sense to people.

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    Comment by Carmen on May 22, 2009
  20. While Wolverine was an inspired choice on my part for Operation Flip, I was impressed with the bold choice G made, invoking Teddy Ruxpin. Ha. (So, so happy you like it, btw. And that video of Charna is the most hilarious thing ever.)

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    Comment by metalia on May 22, 2009
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