a song for sunday

Monday, January 17, 2011

(something i attempted to post last night but blogger just wouldn't have it)

After such a short time in Oklahoma (seriously, where did the time go?), I prepared to fly from OKC -> D.C., D.C. -> Munich, Munich -> Wroclaw. (Wroclaw is in Poland, mind you). Now, ordinarily, 16 hours of flying wouldn't have bothered me in the slightest. But after the Chicago O'Hare Catastrophe of 2010, I was actually a bit terrified. It didn't help that I had accidentally packed my luggage 20 lbs. over the limit and didn't realize until the morning of my flight...whoops. In my defense, my mom had just taken me shopping to get 4 new pair of jeans (I brought home 4 pairs of jeans from Germany for her to mend....jeans with holes ripped throughout...she asked me when the last time was that I bought a new pair of jeans and I said 1 from February of 2009, the rest from 2007. She almost had a heart attack and refused to mend them; said I needed new jeans - end of story. At first, I protested. I mean - I really loved these jeans! 4 pair of Levi's/Simply Vera Wang jeans later, I was fine with it). Anyway, moral of the story: too many clothes, too much stress, not enough time. I arranged and re-arranged and distributed and re-distributed and eventually had to leave a lot home but, hey, that's fine.

My flight to D.C was also fine. I ate some great food at the D.C airport, which seemed like heaven compared to the-airport-which-shall-not-be-named (but was actually named in the above paragraph). My favorite part about flying (other than sleeping) is watching the movies (and getting to choose which one! In the olden days, you didn't get to choose....it's true, I remember. You just had to plug your headphones in and deal with what you got. And sometimes you had to share the TV screen with another passenger). Throughout my round trip journey from Europe to America and back to Europe again, I watched 6 movies total: 1- The Switch (was expecting it be less than mediocre, after hearing such horrible reviews, but actually found it to be so sweet, laugh-out-loud funny and....I cried in the end.  I loved this movie!), 2 - The Romantics (I wondered why Katie Holmes was cast in the lead role....until I found out she produced it. Enough said.), 3 - Easy A (Emma Stone, being the only good part of this movie, is the next big thing. Mark my words.) 4 -Winter's Bone (amazing -truly amazing, so recommendable and Jennifer Lawrence definitely deserves that Oscar nomination), 5 - Going the Distance (Eh. A painfully forgettable movie.) 6 - Charlie St. Cloud (This was kind of a last resort movie...nothing else watchable was playing and then of course I got so involved in the movie, only to have the last 10 minutes cut off upon landing)...

Coming up next time:
The worst thing that ever happened to me, part II.
(hint: takes place in the Munich airport)

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Oh, and yes, with all this talk about America, I feel it only necessary to include one of my favorite Marina and the Diamonds songs below.

Erica and I listened to this song all the way to Poland during our first fateful trip there so long ago, and I could not stop singing the 'Shakira/Catherine Zeta' line. This song was kind of a summer anthem for us when we lived in Vienna and hearing it now makes me sad and happy all at once (yup, one of those songs). In related news, don't all of her outfits look like something I'd wear?




And because I've never been able to decide which version I prefer.....
the acoustic:

15 comments:

Jan said...

Can't wait to hear what happened in the Munich airport!!!!

Tucker said...

I, too, can't wait to hear about munich!!

ohare is a disaster!! i don't mind midway - way smaller. but probably not international.

My name is Renée. said...

I like that song!

Bridget said...

you and your travels. i envy i envy.

and i love that youre reading my old post - especially that one - because i thought it was pretty hilarious too.

Megan said...

uh shut the front door, i was just in wroeclaw ( which is NOT pronounced how it is spelled) Was there for three days...it was cold. but our apartment was AMAZING.

The movie watching is the best part about the long flights...I thought i would HATE the USA to UK flight but i actually dont mind..forced to sit in one place and watch tv and movies for hours? fine by me.

also...for golden globes (which could probably apply to the oscars coming up in feb) we just went to different google sites that said you could stream the GG live. E mail me (contact on my nav bar) and when the time comes i can e mail u whatever links I find. You have to search around a bit.

Elizabeth said...

Gah, take me with you! Even with all the headaches, travel is life.

And I get you about the jeans. It's so hard to shop for good new ones and they never fit the same as your old ones.

Michelle said...

Yay new jeans! I can't remember the last time I bought new ones either, now that you mention it haha.

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

can't wait to hear what happened! ahh the joys of traveling :p And that's great about your new jeans, what a nice mum!

Jenni said...

Your name caught my eye over at Bridget's blog because I'm a Jenni with an "i" too!!! Go US! And then you happened to be super cute and your blog is awesome! I lived in Germany for 3 years growing up.

Looking forward to getting to know you a bit better through the amazing bloggy world! :)

Tay Talk said...

16 hours...I just threw-up in my mouth a little.

I CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR THE AIRPORT STORY! The fact alone that it was in an airport means it's going to be GOOD!

The Closet Digger said...

I <3 Marina and the diamonds, and her outfits are great!! :D

lady lyles said...

1. hahahahhahaha
2. i have the same Jean story! only instead of asking her to mend them, i said, "mom, i lost all of my jeans." your idea was a lot better.
3. i've had kind of a difficult time figuring out where you're from, but i think i've got it down now!
4. the airport that shall not be named but was actually named... i'm still getting over it, too... but at least we have eachother
5. those flower/ bee shoulder pads on marina are so, so impressive. you SHOULD get those.

Krystal said...

You must have flown LOT!!! When we flew them we had our own tv screens. Um, that does not happen on delta :( must fly through poland more often.

jcondc said...

Thanks for getting me addicted to this song. I still love your blog, by the way.

Jan said...

Cliffhanger! You tease! What went on in Munich Flughafen!?!?!?