Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Whoa, not so fast there, buster...


It's never a good omen when you're getting ready to fly out, and you look over at the TV weather and notice big red boxes outlining the area you're planning on flying into later that evening.

Looks like no one is flying from O'Hare to Dallas tonight. The next available flight would put me down there at 6:30pm, after a stop in Toronto (who the f*ck comes up with these flight plans anyway?) about an hour after we were supposed to be finished shooting.

So now I am sitting here in my bathrobe, caught in mid-packing. I wear a confused and amusing expression on my face, awaiting instructions from the home office.

Maybe I'll look up alligator stories while I wait. Lulu just sent me a good one from right here in Chicago. Of course the apologists in the pro-gator media covered the whole thing up.

Added 4:25 PM: I shouldn't have made that crack about flying to Dallas via Toronto. I am now scheduled to fly to Dallas via Richmond, Virginia. Oh well. Maybe I'll see some crazy Virginians driving around naked as they're prone to do. Anyone have any good ideas on how to spend a 3-hour layover in the capital of the Confederacy?

11 comments:

Erik Donald France said...

Jesus, good luck! I'm flying tomorrow -- maybe . . .

Cap'n Ergo Jinglebollocks said...

I might be tempted to spend the layover hiding under a table.

But that's just me.

Mnmom said...

From Iowa, where I used to live, EVERY FLIGHT was routed through Chicago, so I just assumed that Chicagoans never got routed anywhere. Well now I know better.
Go visit that capital! Or maybe Mr. Davis's house.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You'll get there! Have a great trip.

My flight leaves at 6:00am on Sunday. I don't even get to hunt for Easter eggs first. But at least I don't have to stopover in Toronto.

kirby said...

If you're into old cemetaries, Richmond is good for that sort of thing.

SkylersDad said...

Find some other folks to help re-enact an old battle!

Dino aka Katy said...

oh i wish i read this sooner its just 45min from me I would have come up to keep you company

Beth said...

You, my friend, have just been tagged for the Movie Quotes Meme.

Dale said...

I just had a flight cancelled this morning. If you are ever diverted to Toronto, let me know and I'll alert the proper authorities!

Grant Miller said...

Ugh. Being stuck at O'Hare blows. But it's not quite as bad as getting trapped at Midway.

Johnny Yen said...

The Evil Dictator and I unknowingly drove right through that on the way to my parents' place in Eastern Tennessee. And of course returned to a bunch of snow here in Chicago. Post to follow.