Friday, April 25, 2003

Just *Plane* Wrong

There are just some things you can't tolerate anymore after frequenting airports and airplanes for a while now...

When flying Southworst, everyone in the "A" line at the gate cut in front of each other as if they're gonna get that first pick of seats. It really is like a slaughter house where the cattle are being loaded on the cattle-train.

Then there are the inconsiderate people that fill ALL the overhead bins and bring on carry-on's that clearly do not fit in that dimensions box at the check-in counter.

Then when you're on the plane, people cough and blow their noses always seemingly in your direction. Adults nudge your seat backs. Old folks in the row behind you pull on your seat back for support during ingress/egress from the seat (I usually time it right and hit the recline button on my seat while they're doing this so they slip...muahahahhaa). I figure - who cares! it's not like they're gonna see you again.

After landing and the seatbelt sign turns off, people get up and there's a mass stench of flatulence. All that bad air just gets trapped in the seat and rises as soon as people get up. And it's unfortunate that at this point the air circulation has come to a halt. Again, the cattle scurry to de-plane in a mist of methane.

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Training Day

Memorial Park outside the Marriott

Being back in Kansas City for training this week has been a nice change of pace. It's really somewhat of a vacation from *vacation*. I think I'm spoiled with the good weather in San Diego but KC's weather this week has been splendid so far (I hear it's supposed to rain by week's end). It has been said that Kansas City has more fountains than all of France - this one pictured above has at least 50 alone! I must say the Marriott in dowtown KC is pretty nice but there's nothing to do around here at night. After 6pm it's like a ghost town!

For that I reason I was wondering what I was gonna do about dinner... I usually avoid hotel food whenever possible because it's overpriced. Last night I took a good walk around and found not a single open business 'round these parts. oy... I was subjected to eating hotel food (plenty of bad experiences to say the least). To my surprise, the burger I had was excellent! Not sure if it was my skipping lunch and overbearing hunger but I could only inhale my dinner -- a savory half-pound burger with grilled onions, mushrooms, and blue cheese on a toasted bun -- pretty darn gourmet stuff. mmm...

The Good Burger

I just might be enjoying this for dinner every night this week =)

Saturday, April 19, 2003

The Dishes

The Dishes

"What are we having for dinner?" Every night remains to be a challenge to determine what we're havin' for dinner. After long days of work my mother doesn't feel like cooking and I don't blame her. I guess I could offer to cook but I dunno if they'd wanna eat what I would make on a daily basis. Back in Pittsburgh I frequently made curries, dumplings, fried rice, and noodle dishes. I think they'd tire of that quickly. ^_^

Okay. So maybe it's not the fatigue associated with cooking but the aftermath comprised of cleaning up and washing dishes. Yep, that's my theory - nobody wants to do the dishes. So last night, instead of the drudgery of determining what to eat and the associated chores, we went out to eat =) least the sink's not chock full of dishes. what's for dinner tonight?

Friday, April 18, 2003

mekka lekka hai mekka hiney ho!