Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Joys of travel: Flight delays.

So I am on vacation, visiting my grandparents (and Mom's side of the family) for three weeks. In upstate New York.  Starting last Tuesday.  Well it did not start off that hot, on our way to Albany we had three flights, the first flight from my home town to Los Vagues left and arrived on time and went perfectly.   And we made it to the gate in Vagues for our departing flight with some time to spare.  

Unfortunately our flight from Vagues to Dulles Airport Washington DC was delayed by 25 minutes putting us behind the boarding time for are next flight to Albany.   So when we got off that flight we made a mad dash all the way across the airport getting held up for ten minutes by part of the transport from terminal to terminal.   So we got to our gate to find the plane had pulled back early. (The door/stairs had been closed early even though it was still sitting there loading luggage,  and they would not let us on! (Such freaking BS when they had been called and told about delayed connecting passengers)

Well it was the last flight out of the night, so we had to go to customers service the only nice people from that airline in that terminal. (The gate people did not care and even told us to not come back till morning)  so lucky they where able to get us the last 2 tickets on the first flight out (the last tickets for that day)

So now we where stuck in DC, hoping that the airline partnered with a good hotel, which they would only discount of of because it was a weather delay. (Again BS in my opinion) luckily we found a good one, The Westion which was only 10 minutes away.

Being almost midnight there was no place to eat was open, so we left for the hotel.  When we checked, we asked for a 4:00 AM waked call. We also found out their lounge was open for another 30 minutes, so we went right over to grab something to eat, since we had not eaten anything since breakfast that morning.  Making it midnight before we got to bed.

The next morning mom woke up at five o'clock causing us to make a mad dash to get ready and to make the hotel shuttle to the airport,  so that we could get through security and to our gate.  We got through security surprisingly fast.  We got almost all the way to our gate before we found a reader board to check on our flight. It was supposed to be gate like A1 but they changed it to gate D something all the way on the other side of the airport so we had to hoof it all the way there a very long trip. 

Nicely they did not change the gate once we where there.  The flight left on time, getting in about an hour latter.   We found our checked bags in the baggeg office.  Then we got our rental car that once we got where we where going noticed that it had obviously not been cleaned since the last person as it had mud inside it, food, some unknown stuff stained to the driver's seat, and stuff caked onto the shifter nob and surround. 

So needless to say it was a rough start our vacation.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Monday Book Review: It's Complicated, by L.A. Witt



Well this is a day late to be a Sunday book review, but when I was not busy doing things yesterday I was busy catching up on my missed sleep from the week before. So today I would like the review a book that I just finished several days ago, that book is It's Complicated by L.A. Witt, a part of the Tucker Springs series of books.

Brad and Jeff have a complicated on again off again relationship, that at the moment is off again in an attempt to make a fresh start of things.  Things are looking up this time around then out of the blue Jeff's ex wife announces that she is pregnant with no other then Jeff's child! On top of that she want to move her and the child out of Tucker Springs, to Denver.  Will Jeff fallow his ex wife and new child out of to Denver, and what dose that mean for Brad and Jeff's fragile relationship? Can their new start survive this turmoil or is this finally the end for them?

Monday, May 19, 2014

PDA, A Double Standard


So a shit storm of controversy has hit the nation, in the form of a simple kiss between Micheal Sam, and his boyfriend when Micheal was drafted to play for the Rams, making him the first openly gay NFL player, something that was not really expected to happen!  So it got a bunch of peoples undies in a bunch, with cries of what about the poor children that had to see that on TV! To those complaining that they don't care that he is gay but why did it have to be flaunted and shoved down their throats.

Monday, March 31, 2014

In The Bipolar Closet


As some of you may know yesterday March 30th was the very first International Bipolar Day, a day that is supposed to help raise awareness about Bipolar Disorder and to also help and eliminate the stigma that surrounds it. Well I found myself watching a steady stream of post celebrating that day and doing just what the day is intended to do, to put a face to bipolar disorder and do their little part to work at ending the stigma.  I found my self wanting to like those post to show support for them, but in the end (like everyday something good or interesting about it pops up in my news feed) I did not like the post, out of fear of my friends, and even extended family seeing not only that I liked the post but the page that the post where posted in. I know this may sound odd to all of you seeing as how I share that about my self on this blog, but in real live hardly anyone knows about it at all, least of all my friends and coworkers.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Trying It Without The Crutch Of Medication


I know it has been a while since my last post, I have been doing OK, in a bit of a rut but not bad. So once again I have really been struggling lately with taking my medications, (how ever I have been strictly adhering to them) and wanting to be off of them for a number of reasons. I have once again had somethings come across my desk so to speak that have again stocked my mistrust of medication and psychiatry at large

Monday, February 3, 2014

3 Years With Out Dating, Is It Time To Try?


Well it has been awhile since my last post and I have been doing well, still feeling a little adrift spiritually but starting to pull the pieces together to help deal with that.  I have over all been doing ok, although I am still pumped that my Seahawks won the Super Bowl by a blow out!! Yeah the game may have been a little boring for the non Hawks fan but for me it was a great game to watch! Now that that is all out of the way I would like to take about something that has been weighing on my mind for quite some time now and that is if after almost 3 years I should jump back into the dating pool.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Spiritually Adrift


So it has been a while since my last post, I am doing quite well I have just be busy and well have not made the time that I need to actually do a post, along with neglecting to make time to do other things that I enjoy. So one of my goals for the New Year is to try and make time in my day/week to do those things.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Music Can Sooth The Soul

Today and yesterday has been one of those days at work. It has been heck in no small part due to the fact that our which of a regional has been in the store.  I thought though that I would share with you guys some songs that I love.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Mental Health Stigma Disguised As Fact


As if there where not enough reasons to dislike and not trust Fox New with their lies and sensationalism, here is another glaring example, and this one dose not involve politics, or anything about a person that is something that they have made a choice about.  No this one is about something that people have no say in whether it exist as part of them selves or not, it is about mental illness, and like is typical of Fox News it is shoddy "commentating" that fails to get all the facts behind it, in order to paint a sensationalist even fear inducing talking point.  In this case it falsely reinforces many stigmas that people with mental illness have to deal with in daily life and that keep meany from seeking the help that they need, or when they get it disbelieving that the problem is real.  They are lies that make people that already have a challenging road to walk feel all that much more ashamed, isolated and like social outcast and pariahs.  To be fair this is something that permeates society and media as a whole but in this case it is all that much abhorrent being that it is coming from a "news" source.  In this case from Bill O'Reily, on his show the O'Reily Factor.  Watch the clip after the jump.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Crossed Signals


So as some of my readers have noticed I have had to change the settings on my blog to make it "age restricted" I have done that because I have decided to share the story that I have spent the last couple of days writing, and well as you could have probably guessed from the teaser it has some adult themes to. The title is a working one so if you guys have any suggestions, or any feedback I would love to hear it.  So with out further adieu, I hope you enjoy.

Samuel woke up as the summer sun was just starting to peek over the horizon, lighting the dark room with a faint orangeish glow, he looked around the strange room taking in his surroundings, before taking a peek over to the other side of the bed where Jason lay still sound asleep. As the events of the evening rushed back to him Samuel realized that he had broken his one rule and that was to never go home with a guy on a first date, to never fall for the one night stand in disguise. As shame filled Samuel he surveyed the room shoes and clothes strewn everywhere, trying to pick out his from the mess.  he carefully got out of the bed sure not to disturb Jason in the process. Having spotted his boxers tossed on the floor in front of the window he quickly slipped into them, his tall slender body lit by the glowing light coming in the window, casting shadows on him that accentuated his exquisite swimmers build.  He found his pants next, crumpled on the floor at the foot of the bed, where they had been shed the night before, in a desperate attempt to remove as much fabric from between the two of them as possible.  He struggled for a few moments trying to slip into them as quietly as he possibly could.  He then stood there trying to locate his shirt which seemed to have disappeared into thin air until he noticed it lying next to the closet door just inside the bedroom door, just a step away were his shoes where they had been kicked off the night before as well.  

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