Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Positivity on a plane...which, if u think about it, is WAY better than snakes.

I'm sitting on my flight to LA. Ho hum. We r stranded on the runway because of lightning and rain. Isn't that positive? I read an article the other day saying that you can find at least 3 positive apects to a situation and if you can see 6 and up, your life will be way better end you'll have no depression blah blah.

I'm gonna tell u the positive things about right now..,

1. I remembered to buy a really awesome chicken curry wrap and Oreo brownie and gummy frogs for my flight, which is good because we will be on this hell vessel all day long apparently and now I won't be forced to buy their $15 "snack boxes" consisting of a nature valley granola bar, a piece of string cheese, a mini bag of cheez-its and a Capri sun.

2. I am nice and organized right now because I got up at 4am and got all my stuff together and hopped in a cab and got to the airport a half hour early....early enough to browse the bookstore and buy In touch weekly and make my 8:30 flight all so I could sit on the runway!
But I am going to read all about jon & Kate plus 8 lawyers...ha! I just made that line up. I really should be working for in touch.

3. I am on an aisle seat. In coach. Sure. That's NOT at all positive except that hey...I'm not the poor asian guy in the middle seat next to me! Sucka!

4.There's an adorable, albeit chatty old lady sitting next to the middle seat guy. She is talking and talking and talking. She's pointing out all the features to him on her iPhone. And telling him, in detail, about all her "apps." And then he pulls out his iPhone and she goes "ohhhhh! They have apps in Japanese too???" heh heh. Then she goes "you know I think the iPhone is great. A lot of people seem to like those berries too. You know those berry phones?" see? I could say she is annoying! But she's not! Because she isn't talking to me!!!

5. I can blog. Even if it is on my non-Japanese iPhone. Even if it does kill my battery because I keep having to type every word twice thanks to the quote..,spell checker...unquote.

6. Let's seeeeee. Number 6...nuuiuummmmmmmmmber 6....oh! Okay! Even though I am so fat my but is shoved against the two armrests, I am not soooooo fat that I had to buy two seats!

Oh thank God I got to 6!!! Now I can be all happy and undepressed and not even cry about how I am not in business class where I normally am with all the pretty people and the double wide seats and the warm nuts and cookies and lattes.

Uh. Oh. They're handing out FREE granola bars and the chattly lady just exclaimed to the stewardess "granola bars!! How long ARE WE GONNA BE!?!?!?!"

I like her. Hey! That's 7 whole positive things!!" I am on my way to total bliss now...even if I'm not on my way anywhere else apparently.

17 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I'm sure your fellow plane people will LOVE you for your curry wrap. I wonder if they will take you down?

carin davis said...

I think you should change your name to Pollyanna! You made me laugh today...positive thinking AND GOOD DEEDS! You are on a roll!

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

That was WAY better than snakes! You're just overflowing with positivity! Which is especially impressive on a delayed plane. But I have to ask....what did you put in your "coffee" this morning?!

Dads(2) said...

wow, you are such a bright spot!

Kris said...

7 positive things, and they haven't even started the in-flight movie yet! Think how happy you'll be when they start playing Beverly Hills Chihuahua! What do you want to bet that the little old lady used to have a chihuahua once? I'm sure you'll hear all about it!

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

That was a good example for me. I was just thinking about 6 reasons that this is a crappy day. I will change my attitude, even if I don't have an oreo brownie and gummy frogs to help me along.

Counselormama said...

I just tried to watch that movie but just couldn't tolerate it! You crack me up! Have safe flight.

dede said...

you really didn't get involved in the iphone conversation? really? you should of scheduled a pit stop here - then you would have and ton of positive things!! I hope the weather is nice to you - it is pretty yucky here too! Have a good weekend!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

you are the best. I have to say, I could hardly pay attention after the chicken curry comment. Anytime someone mentions food on a blog, I can hardly concentrate after. Issues. I am intruiged by this lady though...

Kathy B! said...

I'm sad to learn that you will lose your biting, sarcastic edge now in favor of butterflies and unicorns. Couldn't you have just stopped at 5?!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

A challenge has been thrown my way. Normally, I am very good at this sort of thing...thinking up ways to rise up and impress. However, I've got nothin' so far. I am going to have to spend more time brainstorming up some type of brilliant post, complete with rainbows and unicorns, in which I describe 50 things about me.

Are you ready?

-Francesca

PS: It hurts to know that you were on an airplane for California, but not headed in my direction.

forever folding laundry said...

Warm nuts and cookies and lattes are overrated anyway. Hooray for positivity!!

Welcome back to Cali.

~Keri

Vegas Linda Lou said...

You're a way better woman than I am--sitting on the tarmac makes me positively mental.

Don't forget the intermediate step before you have to buy two seats: the good old seatbelt extender. If I get to that point, please shoot me.

clay aikens half brother's friend said...

one of your best posts ever

Debbie said...

Like Kristina, my first thought was that that curry wrap was gonna get pretty ripe! I hope everything is going well now and you are at your destination.

rychelle said...

please tell me you're not still sitting on that runway.....

Megan said...

Hahahahaa! That old lady sounds hilarious! Glad you got to 7. ;0)