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I’m in America, I’m not dead (though I feel about 30% dead right now +/-15%). My flight home sucked. About three hours into the flight we hit turbulence. It was really bad loopty-doop style. That lasted about an hour and a half. After having chicken curry for dinner, I was hurting. I felt incredibly sick and did not eat anything else for the flight. It didn’t help we kept hitting more turbulence. Maybe I’ve seen too much Star Trek, but don’t we have sensors that can detect this stuff and steer clear of it? Can’t we reroute power through the main deflector array and send an inverse graviton pulse into the turbulence and collapse the air pocket? Okay, so probably not that last thing. But sensors we got to have sensors!

Because of all the turbulence and feeling really sick I got only about only 2-3 hour of sleep over a period of time greater than 24 hours. Nearly an hour of that sleep came while driving around the Chicago airport tarmac. There were, apparently, really bad thunderstorms that were grounding south bound flights. So we had 45 minutes of taxiing. At one point I thought we were driving the plane to Cleveland. Couldn’t we have flown to the runway we needed to take off from, apparently I was the only one that remembered we were in a plane!

My flight home really sucked. I’m glad I don’t have to step foot on a plane until August 9th.
Mood Data: distressed30% Dead +/- 15%
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From:stovelkor
Date:July 21st, 2006 12:25 am (UTC)
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glad you made it home safely. flights home always suck for some reason. my last time, I ...I won't say slept, but put my head down for the last leg of the trip and didn't bother with anymore food because the plane kept dropping. I just kept thinking, really, how safe is this when we must be dropping dozens of feet at a time?!
From:tonisev
Date:July 21st, 2006 04:15 am (UTC)
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I was in Chicago the 20th too. Go Figure.
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From:peacemouseword
Date:July 26th, 2006 07:03 pm (UTC)
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hey, are you in ohio? i should come visit you! oberlin is small sometimes.

by the way, i ran into shawn roggenkamp and her parents in maine, of all places, a few weeks ago. random.

rock on.
leah
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From:obie_in_exile
Date:July 27th, 2006 12:27 am (UTC)
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yay! for making it home alive! next time you should take the boat. atleast then you expect to be tossed the whole time. I hope you manage to eat everything you want to, twice!
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