Aug 10, 2006

Snakes on a Plane - UPDATED

I'm jumping the gun and getting my snake on a plane tomorrow, a full 8 days early.
Snake Bag
(My snake handbag)
I'm going to paint a house in Florida. In August. Stay tuned, but in the meantime, Don't Let The Bedbugs Bite!

UPDATE: Not a good day to fly. I sleepily turned on the news at 5:00am this morning as I took a shower and packed my toiletries. Then the news told me I couldn't bring my toiletries that are made of liquid, including toothpaste. Beverages were also banned. I tell you, if you had seen the bin o' crap they were collecting at the security checkpoint you'd swear the airport was opening a "Not Quite New CVS." I watched women berate TSA about leaving their beloved perfume behind. I watched one woman throw her flip flop across the way in disgust. I had minor losses: a lip gloss and mascara were given to the anti-liquid terrorism gods, making my flight about $40 more expensive but that much safer! Mascara in particular is quite unstable.

On a more serious note, it was an eery morning full of dogs and "sterilized area" and thirst and men in suits with earpieces pacing around furiously. Then we had a medical emergency midflight and almost lost a man, but that's a whole nother story. I've safely landed in Florida and am readying my painting muscles.

5 comments:

Barbara said...

You've piqued my curiosity! Are you painting the house itself or are you painting a picture of the house? And why? And what does this have do do with a snake purse? Do tell...

wharman said...

I'm painting the house itself. The inside walls. My brother just bought his first home and asked for help! I thought it sounded like a fun adventure. It has little to do with my snake purse. That's just plain pretty. And pretty on a plane. And a snake on a plane, which is a much-hyped movie coming out next week.

Barbara said...

Sounds like fun! And I know your brother will appreciate your help. I must have missed the news about the toiletry ban on flights. Sorry you had to toss in some things. I actually managed to sneak through with my beloved Swiss Army knife once when I forget to stow it in my checked bag.

Cousin Mere said...

I was thinkin 'bout you as soon as I heard the news. I am glad you made it though. That stinks about the medical emergency. You had quite a day. Wish Rick luck for me tomorrow! At least one of us is closing on something!

Sweet said...

Wow, and a mid-flight emergency? That's a rough trip!