So today was pretty much spent travelling. Quick bit of shopping in the morning in New York, then off to JFK to fly to Los Angeles. Or so I thought. So I get to JFK, and all flights from there to LA had been cancelled or massively delayed, didn't quite understand why. Something to do with routing through Houston, and the weather being too bad to go near there.
So the very nice lady said she could get me on a flight from Newark airport, direct to LA. And, it actually got me in earlier than I was meant to on my original flight. Bonus. The only problem being getting to Newark in not much time. So I ran (and got a taxi). Felt totally like Ross must have felt at the end of Friends when he's trying to se Rachel off and goes to JFK instead of Newark.
Anyway, made it in tim but again, convinced I am US government's hit list. Stopped at security when my boarding pass was scanned and told I had been "randomly selected for extra security screaning". Panic, especially as I saw a sign saying "if you would like extra privacy for your personal screenings, please ask". I totally thought I was getting strip searched or something. Anyway, all she did was take my laptop out my bag and brush over it with that wipe thing they then put through a machine. Padded me down a bit then told me I could go?!!? I did actually ask why I got picked and she gave me the same "random testing" answer the first lady did. Hmmmmm.
Anyway, so I get on the flight eventually and it was sooooo bad. Bumpy bumpy bumpy for one. crap films and even crapper food. I'm not joking - it was microwaved CHEESEBURGERS in plastic wrapping. Only in America. So the plane stunk as well.
Anyway, made it to LA by about 8pm, and came straight into town and crashed out as it was ANOTHER time change.