From Tracie: Don't Say B___ On a Plane! (Thursday Thirteen #5)

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Don't Say B___ On a Plane! (Thursday Thirteen #5)


Thirteen Things about Tracie

1. I have a special story to tell you, a true story--here is the title: "Don't say B___ on the Plane!" Are you intrigued? I know I would be............... On the way to Arizona, we had to sit next to this guy on the plane. First he tried to get me to sign up for his natural home health care pyramid buisness-I declined as nicely as possible. Then he took a nap. Then he woke up-with burning itchy eyes from his contacts. It was just a couple of days after the new no liquids rules so he didn't have any contact lens solution with him (which I think you can actually bring, but he didn't know that at the time) So he proceeded to complain about how much his eyes were bothering him. I was sympathetic-we still had two hours to go..........Then all of the sudden the pain in his eyes must have affected his brain because he decided to come up with an idea how he could sneak contact lens solution on the plane when he traveled home in a couple of days. He told me that what made sense was to just put some in a plastic bag and tape it to his leg. Because the metal detector wouldn't pick up on it and he could easily sneak it on. Well, at this point I was already looking nervously around to make sure that no flight attendants were standing nearby hearing this, because I was sure it was a forbidden topic---And then.....you guessed it he started saying "Of course I don't understand why those guys who were making the bombs didn't do that. You could easily go into the bathroom and untape the bags and mix the stuff together to make a bomb. If you wanted to bomb a plane that is all you have to do. In fact it would probably only take a couple of bags of stuff to make a bomb. Really bombing a plane probably isn't' that hard" Yep, he just kept going-I promise you that man said the word "bomb" at least thirteen times before Katarina saved me by wanting to ask for some of my Sprite....and then I pretended to sleep, because "Bomb Boy" was sure to get us all arrested if he was allowed to continue talking like that on the airplane! What an idiot! Don't say bomb on a plane!! (I'm glad that we weren't sitting behind an air marshall or anything!)

2. I did ask the guy if he thought it would help to go to the bathroom and stick his head in the sink to try to get some water in his eyes.....he wasn't impressed with my idea. I was just hoping that if he stuck his head in some cold water he would come to his senses and stop saying "bomb" on the plane.

3.When we were starting to land in Arizona Katarina looked out the window and said "Arizona is brown. There is a lot of dirt. I see a few houses, but mostly it's just dirt" --that's the truth!

4. I interrupt vacation items to say....have you tried the Sunkist Cherry Limeade? Because if you haven't, you need to go buy some right now. It is suprisingly very good!

5. One of the best things about visiting my family in Arizona--good Mexican food. That is something that is pretty impossible to find in Florida!

6. On the way back we took off in a big storm and flew through the rain. I looked out the window and saw lightening several times.....a little scary.

7. Here is a picture out of our window- that streaky stuff you see is rain. I didn't get any lightening in the picture, but trust me, we saw it!

8. Katarina really liked it, though-lightening, turbulance and all. She seems to be a natural airplane person.

9. For some reason whenever I visit Arizona it always rains.

10. I interupt vacation items again to ask a question. Do you remember when you could take the lid off a Coke bottle and win something-a free Coke or money or whatever?? I miss those days. Now all you get is some stupid code that you have to go online to enter and see if you have won. That is just too much work people--bring back the easy Free Cokes!

11. My cousin is getting married in April and she asked Katarina to be a flower girl. Katarina is so excited to "wear a pretty dress like a princess and throw flower petals all over the floor of the chuch" We are going to have to let her practice in a hallway or something so that she won't just throw them "all over!"

12. This is the first time that I really missed Arizona after coming home. I sort of wish that we lived there with all of my family and that Katarina could be closer to my mom.

13. Someone found my blog by google searching "lizard of peace" and several people found it through googling words in pig latin from that time I translated it (Why people are google searching words in pig latin, I am not sure, but apparently they are) I wonder if people who are searching for bomb on a plane will come here--I hope not. I am decidedly anti-bombing planes. I just wanted to make that clear.

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46 comments:

  1. I think I would of knocked bomb guy out! Sounds like an idiot!

    Happy TT

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  2. I miss the free coke prizes, too. I'm not carrying caps around until I can check on the Internet.

    Thanks for visiting my TT!

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  3. That guy sounds like a complete idiot! I too miss the free prizes, I hate those stupid codes!

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  4. Mmm, Mexican Food!

    What a dork on the plane! I'm glad you guys weren't arrested upon landing...

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  5. I really can't wait seeing my baby Hana being a flower girl...

    :D

    Happy TT!

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  6. "I am decidedly anti-bombing planes. I just wanted to make that clear."

    OMG that was probably the funniest quote I've seen on a blog so far.

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  7. I've got you beat. People have found my blog by googling "Naked Nuns on Roller Skates".

    My T13 #9 is up. The Elemental Edition.

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  8. http://lillyput.blogspot.com

    I must be getting tried cuz I messed up my insta-linky. I suppose I shudda just refreshed and done it over...yeah, that's the ticket.

    Wow that was too weird about the bomb guy. I hope our flight goes better...the first ones after they change everything are always weird for me.

    Oh and I want some good Mexican food too. :D

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  9. [chuckle] I'm glad you clarified your anti-plane-bombing position.

    Arizona is more than dirt. It's rocks and sand, too. [grin] I lived in Phoenix for 6 months (back in 1990). Even though it was seriously lacking in greenery, (in my opinion), I truly enjoyed my stay.

    Sunkist Cherry Limeade... Sounds tasty. I'll have to give it a try.

    Thanks for stopping by my T13 today. Hope the rest of your Thursday is a good one. :)

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  10. OMG! Bomb guy's a bit freaky!!!!

    All I can think of is... "You can't say bomb on a plane.
    Bomb, bomb, bomb. Bomb, bomb, buh bomb. Bomb, bomb, bomb, buh bomb, bomb, buh bomb." (Meet the Parents)
    HA!
    Happy T13! (And I'm glad you were safe from bombs, storms and turbulence!) My list's up!

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  11. Bomb guy is definitely very freaky! I'm not sure what I would have done on the plane. I would have immediately had to do the sleep technique. :P

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  12. Great story. And I love stories put into lists, don't know why. I think I would have freaked out a little if I had to endure that conversation!

    Relieved to know where you stand on the plane bombing issue. I must say I agree.

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  13. Amen to #10! That's WAY too much work for a free Coke.

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  14. That was kind of scary with that guy and the "liquid" talk...
    Amazing that there is a place there where they WON'T let you put in Desert Plants! Water conservation, be damned, huh?? (lol)

    BTW: I'm posting a lot of pictures of my garden for tomorrow---it's not up yet...but hopefully will be by tomorrow...!

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  15. i totally agree with you - smacking bomb boy out would have been a great option. mwahahahahaha!!

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  16. Hi there! Michele sent me!

    That Bomb Boy is wacko!!! Wacko on a plane, that's what.

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  17. Interesting TT for the week! It's a wonderful read :)

    Happy Thursday!

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  18. Bomb boy and I would NOT have gotten along!

    Happy TT

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  19. Thats the kind of passanger you don't want to have next to you.... Probably he was afraid of flying, I've noticed that they always talk like crazy when they are.

    I had one once behind me, who kept shaking my chair with his hands AND talking loudly and fast about the most dummest things all the time while I tried to sleep! VERY annoying!

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  20. YOu like coke don't you? I am a sprite drinker myself. Too much sugar in coke. And I would have been way too scared to take that cool picture out the window much less look out the window! I don't like to fly! Great T13! Thanks for stopping by. Happy Thursday!

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  21. I love the pic out the plane window!

    Thanks for commenting on my TT!

    Home of Pass the Torch Tuesday

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  22. Mmmm... Good Mexican food, about the only thing here is Taco Bell.

    Last time I was on a plane I had a 9 month old and nobody wanted to sit with me... Not sure why.

    Thanks for stopping in! Happy TT

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  23. Ok, I totally zoned in on the Cherry Limeade and Mexican food. What a little Miss Piggy I am :)

    Glad you had a good trip, sorry about the bomb freak. I would detest sitting next to someone like that! :)

    Great T13 - have a wonderful day!

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  24. Okay, it was probably completely NOT FUN for you at the time, but Bomb!Man made for a very funny TT. ;)

    Thanks for visiting mine!

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  25. Very interesting. I dont like nutty folks.

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  26. #10 YES! I hate the code thing! I don't bother anymore... And so many companies are going to this now... I hate it!

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  27. uhmmm...please come back and visit Arizona. And bring more rain. please, don't make me beg! lol

    Thanks for stopping by my 13!

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  28. The bomb guy sounds like such an idiot! Thank goodness he didn't get you arrested.

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  29. Wow-some people have no common sense whatsoever!

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  30. I hate sitting next to an idiot on a plane! You were sitting next to a big idiot! LOL WOW!

    Thanks for visiting today, happy TT!

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  31. Well... at least he wasn't puking.
    Glass half full and all that.
    Thanks for commenting on my thirteen!

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  32. The only thing Coke still does is that buy one, get one free coupon deal for Six Flags. At least I think they still do. I havent really had a need to use it in awhile, but I'm sure it comes in handy for someone.:)

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  33. What a dumb dumb, I'm sure he just wasn't thinking.

    Arizona and mexican food. Reminds me of that movie, When Fools Rush In.

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  34. Ahhh, crazy bomb story!!! I hope that no one Googles you for it! Happy TT!

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  35. That cherry limeade sounds great. I love em. I've never tried that brand.

    Yet another strange google story. Lizard of Peace? OK, let's go for Chicken of Peace or perhaps Llama of Peace. I wonder if you'll get hits?

    :)

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  36. ps....I wish I had a pink car equipped with fuzzy dice! :)

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  37. that guy is nuts!! how terrifying and annoying. I am sure he does really well at network marketing! (I don't think so!!)

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  38. Yes, Arizona is brown, but we love it anyways! In the winter, I can drive an hour to play in the snow, and then come back home and grill in shorts and a t shirt... Here via Michele's!

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  39. Sigh. Some folks have trouble knowing when to stop saying things on planes.

    Also, yes! Bring back the instant winning of another tasty beverage! Codes are lame and unengaging!

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  40. oops, that was me up above. Sorry! Comments were being weird.

    Hello from Michele's!

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  41. That B________ could have stood for anything, I'm glad you cleared it up!

    Hello via michele's :)

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  42. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Happy belated TT!

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  43. That was a lot funnier looking back on and telling us about than when it actually happened I bet. It's why I bring a book on airplanes. I don't even want to type the B word! It was a fun 13!

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  44. I'm in love with the Sedona area.

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