I've been in Fort Sill, OK for 2 weeks now, and blogger doesn't really work on their internet, so I haven't been updating as much and I wrote this on the day I was flying out. A lot happened after I wrote this, like a major LAYOVER in Dallas, TX. But that is for another post because this one is long enough.....
Friday, July 31, 2009
So I’m sitting at the Atlanta Airport waiting on my 4:50pm flight to Dallas, TX and I’m on the floor because my gate is so packed from the Miami flight that has been delayed. As I sit here though, I have been people watching. And let me just say there are a lot of different people out there. And it got me thinking, what do people think when they look at me.
I obviously do not have the answer to the question; however I can think about what I want them to think. I’d like them to think that I’m a kind, caring person. That I’m not uglier than a toad and that I am not fatter than a hippo. I know I’m not the most fashionable girl, and I’m sitting here in torn jeans, pink flip flops and a pink Fudruckers shirt that says “Best Buns in Town” on the back. I’ve got my spring green Dell laptop on my lap and my carry on next to me and a Starbucks Java Chip Frappe that I’ve been nursing for a little while. I know that it shouldn’t matter what people think of me when they pass me, chances are they don’t even notice me since I’m on the floor in the corner almost. But it is something I think about. And something I am concerned with.
As I’m sitting here typing this, a family with a 2 year old little girl stood next to me. I happened to have some stickers in my bag, so I gave her one and talked with her. She’s on her way to Florida to see the Alligators; her mom told me she wanted to see them. How exciting! She has the cutest puppy with her too, his name is Noodles. I of course showed her Artie, my teddy bear in Camo!
I am writing this in Microsoft Word for a few reasons. One is because well, I’m cheap and broke and don’t see paying for internet when I’ll have it for free once I make it to Fort Sill, OK. Another is that I didn’t want to forget my thoughts and never write this blog. I tend to do that a lot, think “Oh hey, that would make a good blog” and then never write it down, and when I am at my blog I can not remember what it was I wanted to write.
I live in Chattanooga as most of you know, and it is much cheaper to fly out of either Nashville or Atlanta. So I asked my mother to drive me to Atlanta today. My mom grew up here and her parents still live here. My grandmother (Sweetie is what we call her) has not been doing real well, so I thought how nice would it be for us to stop by and see them on our way to the airport. I have not had a positive visit with my grandparents since I was a little girl. Sweetie is very hard to please, and is getting increasingly worse in her old age. They did find out that I am going to get married, my grandfather asked when my mother told him that we were going to visit on the way to the airport since I was going to visit Steven. So mom told him yes. I’m so glad I don’t have to tell them that now. While in Atlanta we went to the Varsity and ate. Gosh I love that place. If you are EVER in the Atlanta area you should go and get a chili dog w/ onions and onion rings. They are famous for their onion rings. Nice and greasy!
Mom dropped me off at the Check-In desk and I had a HUGE bag to check, well, Steven thought the bag was included in the price of the ticket, he thought wrong. I only had $7 bucks on me and so I had to call mom to turn around and make the horrific trek back to the airport to bring me money. Luckily my grandfather had given her some extra money. The lady at the check-in desk said I could carry it on, but I saw the thing were you check to see if it will fit and looking at it I noticed, it would NOT fit, and I had things in there that they would make me throw away if I were to carry it on. No thanks. So after waiting for mom to bring the money I finally got my bag checked and made it through the security check point with flying colors. So I am now waiting for my flight. I think there are 2 in front of mine, including this Miami one that just boarded. The next one is a flight to Chicago. It looks like mine MIGHT be delayed a few minutes because of it. We’ll see though.
Have a great day and next time you hear from me I will be comfortable in my fiancé’s hotel room!