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Monday, March 5, 2012

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http://knittinguniverse.com/portal/CEStrick_STSS12/

If you click on the above link you will see what I am teaching at Stitches South. If you send this link to everyone in the world you know and ask them to click on it, then I could possibly win the grand prize which is given to the person who gets the most hits. It's sort of like venereal disease! You're not just giving it to one person; give it to everyone you know!!

Back from a whirlwind trip to Venice, Florida, where the weather was sunny, humid, and in the 80's. I got to enjoy about 1 hour of it. I arrived on Friday night, taught all day Saturday, and flew home on Sunday. But I did eat lunch outside and it was glorious. My hair was so curly!

Why do they always announce on the PA on airplanes to "sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight."
Number 1: You cannot sit back. Do they mean sit back by making your seat "recline" one inch?

Number 2: Who can relax when your flight is late, you are in danger of missing your connection, and you just know they are going to "lose" your luggage.

Number 3: I can't relax when my butt is asleep, I cannot reach under the seat to get anything out of my carry-on, and the guy next to me weighs 300 pounds and is dripping over the armrest into my space. His legs are touching my legs, and he's dying to talk to me, even though I make a huge dramatic show of putting in earplugs (ie: don't talk to me). I usually knit while flying, and in spite of the earplugs, they always ask, "What are you knitting?" I answer with one word, and mercifully, they usually have no comeback and leave me alone.

I wish for once they would just tell it like it is...."Hi Folks, this is the captain from the flight deck (they don't call it the cockpit anymore...too suggestive). Sorry about the filthy condition of the airplane and the cramped uncomfortable seats. Just because you paid $500 for your ticket doesn't mean you're entitled to anything better. You're just gonna have to suck it up and do the best you can. Oh...and there's a good chance you'll miss your connector, but don't worry, they will give you a cot and pillow if you have to sleep in the airport. And don't count on getting your luggage. And too bad if you're feeling a little hungry. Even 5 bags of peanuts won't do it for you. Have a nice day."

Now would't that be a refreshing change of pace!

Lucky me, I get to fly again very soon, and with the airline that has the worst record of lost luggage and delayed/cancelled flights. Wow.

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