I’ve been up for twenty four hours now and I’m still not home, I wasn’t expecting to, but it’d be pleasant! Last night at 8:30pm I got onto the Icelandair flight from JFK, New York bound for Reykjavik, Iceland. Why Iceland? Who knows, ask bunac. It was a nice enough flight, beside a very tall Swedish man and his tiny wife, and right after dinner I was able to fall asleep only to be awoken by the pilot’s twenty minute warning.
From Keflavík Airport on to Glasgow was a shorter affair with about 5 people on the plane (that was a joke, it was less than half full. Boeing 757) so I had a whole seat to myself and got a whole 10 minute of sleep. How ironic.
So the lady at JFK was meant to charge me $85 for having a heavy bag… She told me to go and see if I couldn’t remove 3.5 Kg or so to bring it into line… So I tried, but found that there was nothing that was fiscally worth throwing out for the sake of the price of excess fee. So I discarded my sunscreen and bug spray (not very useful at home) and went back, having somehow lessened the load by a full Kilo. The lady was busy so I went to the next desk; told the girl the next lady had my passport and so she grabbed it, slapped on my tags, gave me the boarding card and then I walked… Which was nice.
Landing in Glasgow I was praying that my guitar hadn’t received a North-Atlantic battering and all was well. She’s fine. Just needs a new set of strings put on and plugged in…
So back to air planes. I hate easyJet. Not because of their service it’s great and cheap and usually prompt other things depending. No, what I detest is this: that over the 20Kg weight limit you pay SIX POUNDS STERLING per KILOGRAM that you are overweight. So today with case and guitar at 37Kg I had to pay £78 to get my stuff home. At this point I stopped caring, threw my Maestro at her and went and sat down.
Guitar strings are on and she sounds lovely. Still needs a name.
I hate the way airport floors shake and vibrate whenever anyone walks by, it’s utterly disconcerting.
Home, dad’s car is nice (Golf Plus) I get to drive it if I pay £300 (hmm) for the year beginning October. I don’t think I’ll have enough opportunity to drive it to go for that.
I’m going to try out Command and Conquer 3 now. Hmm mac games are making a come back. Shine Radeon, Shine.