The Great Banff Adventure!

OMG you guys! I have had such a day (in a good way)!

1– We barely made it out of OKC. Barely. As in, our plane left, and then they shut down Will Rogers Airport for a while, cause our plane had to be de-iced three times to get off the ground.

2– We barely made it on to our flight to Calgary. Seeing as the plane from OKC was 2 hours late, and we factored in a 2 hour layover (just in case), we should have missed this flight. Except, by Teh Grayce of GAWD, the flight to Calgary was held up for a random 15 minutes, allowing us enough time to careen to the appropriate gate.

3– Since we barely made it on the plane to Calgary, we expected our luggage to arrive, oh, about June-ish. Dudes. Dudes. The luggage was there waiting for us in the carousel in Calgary! !!!!!!!

4– We were starving (no time for food since 5 am), we hunted down Banffs only Indian resteraunt. They werent open yet. So we got beer. I tried that ‘honey wheat something or another’. AWESOME!!!!

5– SHAME ON ALL YOU BANFFIANS! None of you recommended the Indian place, AND IT WAS FUCKING AWESOME!!!! We creeped the hell out of our poor waitress by telling her how we had been fantasizing about her food for hours, making erotic noises at the table, etc. MASALA. GO THERE IF YOU VISIT BANFF. AWESOME!!!!

6– I am now sitting in a jacuzzi, blogging… unfortunately on crappy slow $10-a-day internet. Might not renew every day… But otherwise… AWESOME!!!


Edited to add:
BLARG I almost forgot another good thing!!

7– I have never, in the history of ever, flown without pain. Cabin pressure going up/coming down causes these constant, stabbing needle pains in my ears. After I land at the desired location, I cant hear anything for about a day. Needless to say, I dont enjoy flying, and avoid it whenever possible… UNTIL I FOUND EARPLANES. OMFG you guys. OMFG. They were a pain in the ass to put in (was I supposed to get the childs sized ones? these things are huge), but once I got it– my ears felt normal. On both flights. The whole time. No stabbie-needle pain. No stuffy ears. I am shocked this life-long problem was solved so easily.

Also, another bad thing– ALLERGIES. WTF. I thought I was leaving the cedar pollen behind in OKC! Ever since I got here, my eyes have been itchy, sneezing, stuffy nose. What is this crap??

Comments

  1. #1 Optimus Primate
    March 20, 2010

    I was worried you wouldn’t make it out of OKC, what with all the weather. Glad you made it safely!

  2. #2 Sili
    March 21, 2010

    Who’re “we”?

  3. #3 Optimus Primate
    March 21, 2010

    One can only assume that the Arnie Monster is the other part of that “we.” I mean, Arnie did get to go… didn’t he?

  4. #4 MikeMa
    March 21, 2010

    Abbie,
    You are traveling in SPRING. Pollen and related allergens are exPLODING. Get some benadryl or other antihistamine and take it only if the aggravation is too much.

    Glad everything else went so well against all odds.

    Post pics of Banff.

  5. #5 The Chimp's Raging Id
    March 22, 2010

    This:

    We creeped the hell out of our poor waitress by telling her how we had been fantasizing about her food for hours, making erotic noises at the table, etc.

    does not go well with this:

    One can only assume that the Arnie Monster is the other part of that “we.”

    And I sympathise about the allergies. My eyes are so itchy and red I can barely concentrate at work.

  6. #6 Prometheus
    March 22, 2010

    While it is amusing to imagine Arnie sitting faithfully in coach, wearing a RCMP campaign hat and sporting a small barrel of Bailey’s on his collar….

    It’s romance! Against the alluring and exotic backdrop of the 15th biennial Banff Conference on Infectious Diseases!

    Meanwhile back on earth….

    Abbie has tricked some unfortunate virologist into going to the conference so that she can nurse hangovers and comitt petty crimes while they sign her in for “Gonorrhea, a Closer Look” and provide an alibi.

    Arnie is probably at home chewing up an equally unfortunate house sitter and trying to extract the ‘squeaker’.

  7. #7 SVN
    March 22, 2010

    She’s a grad student so the other half of the ‘we’ is her mentor/professor.

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