Oh my gosh, eorious.....I hope you're all right.....
Awwww....that's so sweet of y'all to be worried about me.
I'm ok, really. I just had a phenomenally bad day on Sunday, which was a shock to my system after the fantastic time I had the night before (more about that later).
The flights home were a misery. First, the flight out of Vegas had to abort in the middle of take off because of a medical emergency on board. Then when we landed in Denver we were stuck on the tarmac for quite some time due to severe weather (the ground crew had been evacuated to storm shelters). Words you never want to hear the captain say over the intercom: "If you look out the left side of the plane you'll see the tornado
No joking. Apparently there were THREE tornados near Denver that afternoon. And have I mentioned that I have a slight phobia about flying to begin with?
Needless to say, the flight out to Chicago was delayed by a lot, so when we finally landed everyone was in a foul mood. I decided to be a kind soul and let the people off first who were trying to catch connecting flights. Big mistake. As I'm sitting there patiently waiting to get off, I notice some guy reach over to the bin above my head and pull out a bag that looked somehow familiar. It took my sleep-deprived brain a few moments to realize that the bag he was running off the plane with was actually mine, and by the time I fought my way up to the exit and started chasing him, he was long gone.
I won't go into the boring details on how very UN
helpful every United employee was to me in my plight, but suffice to say I have a story that would hold it's own with Eugene Mirman's Delta rant. I spent the first half of yesterday just trying to talk to a human (the robots really have taken over at United) and the second half kicking myself for not having handled the situation differently and maybe preventing what happened.
It was bad enough losing all my stuff, my prescription meds and my (almost) new luggage, but the thing that really kills me is that all my concert goodies were in there, and I had a lot. Is it crazy that that is what upsets me the most?
4everconchordsfan was an absolute sweetheart and managed to replace one thing for me when she went to the Berkeley show last night, and I'm so grateful to her for that.
If any of you happen to see the Vegas poster for sale anywhere, please let me know, okay? I really need to replace that too, it was very cool.
Sorry about the rant, I just really needed to get that off my chest in order to focus on the good bits of Jemaine -- um, I mean the weekend
-- the good bits of the weekend. LOL.