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20 July 2008 @ 08:16 am
Travel woes...  
Remember my post a while back about the bad luck I had traveling to the neighbor islands with one of my co-workers? Well, I've come to realize that it isn't HIM who's bad luck, it must be ME! ;P

On Friday, I had to go to Kauai for work to do the exit interview of one of our reps out there (I will miss her!) :(, take back her laptop, and take her out for a "thank you" lunch. All was going well until I arrived at the airport for my flight home...

The airport was UNUSUALLY packed for 1:30pm in Kauai. I asked a nice gentleman nearby what was going on and he said that two Hawaiian Airlines planes had broken down, one in Kauai and one in Honolulu so the flights that were supposed to have left 2 hours ago were still waiting to get out! To make matters worse, he said, there was a computer malfunction in Honolulu, so even if there were planes they could fly over, none of them could leave the airport! :P

Wow... so I called work to warn them that I wouldn't be in the office that afternoon. BIG boss was not happy, obviously, but what could I do? After a bunch of confusion, MUCH waiting (thankfully with Luke & Noah clips on my iPod), and a lot of flared tempers (other passengers who had to make connections in Honolulu were panicking!) I finally boarded my flight nearly 3 hours later.

It's good my co-worker chose not to come with me on this trip - but when he hears about it I can be sure that he'll NEVER fly with me again! ;P

This weekend I've been doing a lot of web work and I've been taking breaks here and there to work on designing a postcard for the new "more airtime for NUKE" campaign they're running on the message board I post on...


The milk carton idea and slogan were all decided in advance.

I'm off to do more web work. Hope you've all are having a nice weekend!!
 
 
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waytoocoolrev: flowersjwaytoocoolrev on July 20th, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
I've had many trips like the one you describe! Glad you made it back only a few hours later!

I was very lucky with my train travel this week - both trains were right on time and reasonably comfortable. I love the Amtrak quiet car!

And speaking of travel: Less than 2 months till you're in NYC! Yay!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on July 20th, 2008 06:51 pm (UTC)
VERY true!! I could've been stuck there overnight - that would have been awful!! I was worried though because I had my co-worker's laptop with me and I wanted to return it to the office as soon as possible. :P

YAYY about NYC being less than 2 months away!! I'm so excited about the trip for SOOO many reasons, but one of the biggest is getting to see you again!! :) :)
Sabine: Micki Kaisergartensabine10 on July 20th, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
Up to now I never traveled by air and, thinking of your adventures, I'm not sure if I really would like to do it. No, I think I would do it :) but I'm sure I would be very nervous should something like that happen just then. I'm glad you made it back home!

Hope you too have a nice weekend!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on July 21st, 2008 02:29 am (UTC)
Oh, Sabine - I hope all my travel stories don't make you averse to traveling by air. I seem to have a lot of bad luck when it comes to flying... and since I do it all the time, it does seem pretty excessive at times. ;)

Hope you had a nice weekend!! HUGS!!
karmastyxkarmastyx on July 22nd, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
Your big boss needs to take a deep breath and relax. HUGS!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on July 24th, 2008 06:57 am (UTC)
He REALLY does. :) I miss you, Laura!! Big HUGS to you!!
Care: Can I see the gray?careleswhisper on July 24th, 2008 09:43 am (UTC)
Wow, that just really sounds like so much fun! :P Seriously, I just hope that it doesn't keep happening. Glad you were able to get back even it was three hours later. Your big boss needs to ex-lax a little bit.

I like your Nuke card. Very cute! :)
Sheri: Luke & Noah 3shutterbug93 on July 25th, 2008 07:59 am (UTC)
:)My BIG boss certainly does need to calm down. He left for SF on the red eye on Tuesday night, arrived in SF Wednesday morning, went to his board meeting, jumped on a plane and was back home in Hawaii by 4:30pm, before we even left the office for the day... INSANE, I say! ;)

Thanks for your comment on the Nuke card. :) There's a "more air time for Nuke" campaign going on right now and I'm thrilled to be a part of it. :)

Miss you, Carrie!! Love you!