flying sux

my friends and neighbors,

it has been some time since my last missive and that is because i have been on the road. literally! usually my adventures take place in far flung corners of the globe (or, “glob” as i like to say!)… but this time i turned my attention to nearer and dearer destinations. that’s right. it was a coast-to-coast trip.

my companions and i traversed many states. (don’t worry, i wasn’t driving.) in fact, we went through these ones: ny, nj, oh, in, il, io, nb, co, ut, az, nv, ca. hope i’m not forgetting any!

we saw many stores including one called “menards.” those midwesterners sure have a sense of humor!

other bits i should mention a propos of nothing…oh, this blog post “the medium is the message” is a good one. usually i am anti-institutional but the gal who penned it isn’t half bad.

ooh and check out this hilarity. “db” is a good pal and apparently an even better maker of vimeos! well done, db. i look forward to seeing more.

quoi d’autre? ooh yes, the title of this post refers to the rudine nature of flying in the not-so-friendly skies. all those surcharges for checked bags, smelly sandwiches and the like are really so unkind. “next thing you know,” one waitress warned, “you’ll be paying to breathe the air!” though she laughed, her plane cattle audience was not amused. kippy included.

after basking in the freedom of the road, i couldn’t handle sitting for hours on end. “oh my life is so difficult!” i internally moaned.

meanwhile, i was reading seth stevenson‘s fine first novel, grounded: a down to earth journey around the earth. what fine + fun reading! i sure like how he steers clear of environmental high horse-ness and instead focuses on the lack of glamor vis-a-vis flying. oh indeed. kippy couldn’t agree with you more, seth.


PS the one good thing about last night’s flight? spotting david hasselhoff atthe airport. he’s almost as tall as trump!


2 Responses to “flying sux”

  1. Ian Tomlinson Says:

    All the way out to Nevada and California and you couldn’t be bothered with Oregon… 😦

    • kippywinston Says:

      well well, it’s tough going when you’re not the gal in charge. that’d have been dahvid! here’s to hoping my next west coast adventure involves a pop in to the 9th biggest state in the union!

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