Tuesday, November 14, 2006

And Another Thing

The residual effects of vacation are still hanging on. I woke up with a sore throat, a swollen lip, and a neck so stiff I could barely move it. Add to that the fact that the mosquito bites I suffered while in Louisiana seem to be getting worse. I've got huge red welts all over my legs. It's really gruesome. West Nile?

Did I mention I decided to upgrade to first class for my flight home? First time for first class, and it was pretty sweet. I don't think it was really worth the cost--although I'm not sure what would make it worth the cost. Maybe food that was actually good and not just mediocre and free? And I suppose if I were still a hard-drinking girl, the free cocktails might make it worth it. As it was it was still awful nice, what with the warm nuts (dirty!), hot hand towels, and freshly-baked cookies. Didn't really help with my fear of flying, although I did have moments of thinking, "Well, if we crash, at least I'll have plenty of leg room when it happens."

In completely unrelated news, there's a new series premiering on CBS tonight called "3 lbs" and it sounds a lot like "House" but set in the field of brain surgery. Stanley Tucci is House. Being that I've actually had brain surgery in my lifetime, I'll admit to having some interest in the show. CBS sent me a copy of the pilot along with a squishy brain, but vacation came along and I never got a chance to watch it. I appreciate the brain, though.

3 comments:

rachael said...

Are there really freshly baked cookies in first class? the in-plane ovens must be small, ez bake style. and whoa, youre getting promotional freebies?! you are big time, big time.

Rain said...

Indeed, there were. And there seemed to be a guy who's sole job it was to bake the cookies. He kind of looked like Rip Taylor. Can't tell how big the ovens were, but they seemed to bring out a couple dozen warm cookies at a time, so they had to be pretty big...

laurel said...

I watched 3 lbs. and one of my very first thoughts was about your brain surgery, and how it was just really odd to know someone that young who had brain surgery, and how I now think of brain surgery casually because you came out fine.

I was bumped to Business class coming from London this year, and it was pretty nice. I got the hot nuts, including a refill, and some mighty fine stinky aged incredible cheeses, but no cookies - saved for First, I suppose. I get mad when there is free booze, especially free fancy booze, because I don't drink and feel like I'm losing out somehow.