My 10:45 am flight was delayed this morning. I got to the airport with little more than an hour to spare after an airport shuttle fiasco, only to learn that I might not leave SFO until 3 pm. After a small meltdown failed to make me feel better, and attempts to find another flight out before the end of the day failed, I resigned myself to a lost day spent sitting in the airport. And sitting. And sitting some more.
I spent several hours trying to find the positive. I could watch the sun sparkle over the hills. I could eat decent - though overpriced - pasta while I people watched. I have plenty of books to get me through the day.
But now my flight's pushed back again. I've been here for four hours, and nobody is really clear on the problem or its resolution. Mechanical issues in Austin? Weather delays somewhere? I don't really know, and I'm pretty sure I don't care right now. I've been up since 5:30 this morning and the children are loud and people are getting pushy and I'd just like to get on the plane, please. I have a lot to get done in the next week, and no more time to waste in the airport. And the airline just announced that another flight - going nowhere near my own - was just canceled due to a mechanical issue their mechanics can't fix. If I got on my bicycle now, how long do you think it would take to get to New York?
i feel good, i feel great, i feel wonderful...
15 hours ago