Friday, January 25, 2013

Drop The Flag And Take Me Home

The last night of the cruise when we went back to the room, it smelled like cigarette smoke.  So much so, I swear someone was pumping it in.  I woke up with a stuffed nose and a sore throat. 

Then I had to get on a plane.  What a disaster that turned out to be.  The flight from Miami to Houston was miserable.  First, I foolishly gave up my aisle seat to the claustrophobic woman who had the window seat and asked if I minded switching seats - Ed wound up in the middle - turns out, I did mind switching.

It was so hot I thought I was going to have to disrobe.  I told Ed I was going to take off my top.  I figured I'd just drape it over my front and I'd get air on my arms and back, even though the only air I was getting was coming from the pinhole nozzle on that stupid air thingy above my head.  I had my face turned up to it, enjoying the spit of air like a dog enjoys hanging their head out of a car window. 

Then came the descent.  We suddenly dropped miles, and the free fall seemed to last forever.  All of a sudden, a razor sharp pain shot through my head into my eye socket.  My hand flew up to my face, and I pressed my thumb into the corner of my left eye, near my nose.  My eye started watering.  My head felt like it was going to explode.  I could not get the pain to stop.  My sinuses were trying to kill me. 

I'm still suffering - nose both stuffed and runny, sore throat, no taste or smell - and I also can't hear since my ears are still clogged.  Everything sounds like it's coming through six feet of water.

But at least I'm home, right?

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2012: Cottonwood Trading Company
2011: Service With A Smile
2010: Getting The Red Out, One Barn At A Time
2009: Obamaduck!
2008: How A Four Year Old Can Make You Feel Like Crap For Trying To Get Out Of Doing Yard Work
2007: Florida Fro
2006: Hail To The McGriddle Gods
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!


june in florida said...

Hope you feel better,i think Eds right better stick to your truck for traveling.

Belledog said...

Hope you are feeling miles better.

One of them fancy French pastries from that Frogs bakery might be restorative.

What did you think about the fellow prize winners on the cruise? Any insights?


ELH said...

always good to get away, yet never fails, no matter how good the va-ca was, its such a relief and comfort to finally get back home..
good to hear you had a nice trip, welcome back and hope you can get some rest before you head back OTR.