Thursday, April 20, 2006

Oxygen Starved and Alcohol Fueled Ramblings...

Here are a few observations that I made this past Tuesday during the flight from London to Chicago:

You need the proper power adaptor for the computer. The one that BA sells cost 75 POUNDS!!! Farkin' Limeys!

Raid the Larder...RAID THE LARDER!!!! (the "larder" is an area in the galley where they keep "help-yourself" snacks during the flight).

If you want the Tanqueray No. 10 from Duty Free, you need to "ask us to reserve it for you when you board the plane". Wow!!! How the hell was I supposed to know that?

Husbands who put up the fan screen to block off the wife and child...is not cool!

Man...the drinks pour freely on BA! Wow!

The magnetic travel edition of Scrabble for Diana was "not in stock". The walkie-talkie watches for the kids were. Go figure!

I am undecided reagrding Fiona Apple. Her 2005 album "Extraorinary Machine" was in heavy rotation on BA. I thought the lyrics definitely displayed poetic genius. The music ranged from OK to unpleasant. Rolling Stone Magazine, if I recall, gave it four stars - the equivalent of the commerical death knell. I won't buy it. To me, it's kind of like when I saw "We Will Rock You" at the West End - I was impressed, but I wouldn't go see it again.

Real metal flatware in Business Class on BA. REAL METAL FLATWARE IN BUSINESS CLASS ON BA!!!

Why do the movies on BA suck? In my opinion, the service on BA far surpasses that of American or United. However, their movie selection is definitely lacking. Sleep is the option of choice.

Molton Brown hand cream - not bad. NOT BAD!

Am I the only person who cleans the toilet in the lavatory after peeing? Just wondering.

Holy shite! I only have about 4.5 hours to go.

The battery in my Mac has 3:40 worth of "juice" left. Whoopeeeeeeee!

Mrs. TBF was wrong...I am not going to sleep on this flight!

ZZZZZZZZZ!

Download that Natalie Mercant song that was popular a few years back. What the hell was the title? It was the one with the video where she walked down the streets of NY taking pictures of strange people and sights. Also, download "Winds of Change" by the Scorpions.

the rambling ended here...

10 comments:

Expat Traveler said...

nice to know the differences...

Expat Traveler said...

I think United has the best movies, but all do a poor job on your return flight overlapping others...

Beejum said...

THANK you TBF for being one of the courteous individuals who think of others - i.e. cleaning off the toilet when you're done :) By the way I finally figured out how to work the comments part of my blog, and have turned off the monitoring - didn't realize how that worked - so I finally saw your comments and was able to reply. HAVE FUN in Chicago!

Anonymous said...

You can also get real metal silverware on the cheap seats in Continental. I stole them as proof!

Karen said...

Lol, sounds you had a good time on what is usually a very long and boring flight :-)

The Medium Swede said...

no

Mrs. TBF said...

TBF....such language...this is a family blog!!

cncz said...

for the natalie merchant song, are you talking about Carnival?

Kirk said...

I'm surprised you weren't issued your complementary copy of "Winds of Change", along with Europe's "The Final Countdown" (the official two songs most likely to be heard in a German-speaking country), when you arrived here...

The Big Finn said...

Dictator Princess - I think you're right. iTunes...here I come!

Kirk - The Final Countdown...I'll have to keep that one in mind!

Mrs. TBF - The "hammer" has fallen, and I have censored myself.