Sunday, August 15, 2010

Just letting y’all know I’m alive…

…and well after the trip back to Texas.

I did learn a few things, though:

  • Like just how big Texas really is… We left Beaumont about 8:30 AM and made it to the New Mexico border about 11 PM… and that includes a time zone change. It also includes about an hour and a half diversion off the normal route to see my aunt, but she offered a free lunch, an offer I couldn’t refuse…
  • When the speed limit’s 80, it’s really easy to find yourself going 90.
  • There’s a whole lot of nothing between San Antonio and El Paso.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Dear Southwest Airlines…

Dear Southwest Airlines,

I’m flying with y’all this morning back to my home in Texas. Could y’all do me a big favor? Because I’d really appreciate it that if I get a singing flight attendant that they actually be good at singing. The guy I had singing on my flight out here was pretty awesome, so I’d take him again.


Dear thunderstorms in the area…

Dear thunderstorms in the area,

Look, guys, I know you have an important job in giving the Valley of the Sun some much-needed rain during the summer monsoon season, but could you please stay far enough away from the airport this morning that you won’t mess up my flight? Because that would be awesome.