Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Home Again

Okay so, I'm a bit behind with posting and with life in general so it seems, but alas, I am indeed back in DK, and I seem to overcome the overall feeling of jetlag that has plagued me for the past two weeks. Allow me to share a bit of my adventure from cold, wet, Denmark to hot, dry Las Vegas and back again.

The trip began on a Tuesday morning when I left Billund on plane 1...

I then arrived in Amsterdam, made my way through passport control and boarded plane 2, bound for Minneapolis, MN. This was taken somewhere between the two countries!...

After many long hours, we were finally arriving in Minneapolis...

I made my way through Minneapolis airport and finally boarded plane 3, bound for Las Vegas. Even though I had purchased my tickets approximately 5 months ago, I still ended up sitting in the 'you mean nothing to us' row near the back of the plane. I always choose window seats so I can lean on the wall; getting up normally isn't an issue, as those in the aisle seats tend to wander anyway. But just my luck, on plane 3, with my body already feeling somewhat pretzel-like, I had the pleasure of the 3-seat configuration beside a couple, bound for Vegas, that felt absolutely no need to leave their seats for the entire 3.5 hour flight. Of course, by this time, it was approximately 2:30 AM back in Denmark so I was barely conscious.

However, somewhere between the two cities, the sun set, providing this beautiful view..

Las Vegas at last! I hadn't been here in many years but I do recall that in the past, there was this feeling of giddyness upon arrival - the ding ding ding of the airport slot matchines always did it for me. But this time, not giddy, just incredibly tired and happy to be on solid ground.

I didn't notice the complete lack of humidity until day 2 of the trip. Suddenly, no matter how much moisturizer I applied to my skin, it constantly felt like I needed more. And, no matter how much water I consumed, I wanted more. It was the most bizarre feeling - and I'm sure the combination of jetlag and desert air only made it worse!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Arrival Update

So I did manage to make it to Las Vegas as planned - 3 planes is very tough on the back though! I have pics and things but alas, I have no way to get them from the camera to the laptop as I, of course, didn't bring that one little cord! I'll save them for later.

When I landed at Minneapolis I was supposed to use my fun new danish cell phone to send a text message back home - problem is that the fun new phone wanted a pincode before I could get back into it - and umm, you guessed it, I didn't have said pincode with me. Sigh.

So I figured, okay, when I arrive in Las Vegas, I'll send an Email home and get the pincode that way. Minor problem - the 'wireless' connection that is available in the hotel, doesn't work! I hate being disconnected from everything! I couldn't use the phone and I couldn't use the internet - this is a sure way to cause me a nervous breakdown!!

I had to use the room phone to call home so I'm sure that will be an extremely frightening phone bill, but I got the pin code and was able to check in with my wonderful hubby. :)

After 3 phone calls to Lodgenet and over 2 hours of my time wasted on the phone, I finally decided to use some other wireless network that was appearing in the list and voila, here I am. I have internet again - happy dance!!! The most frustrating part is that this particular network is actually cheaper than what the hotel was offering - go figure.

My google reader is now bursting with unread posts and updates from around the globe - don't know when Ill get to them all but I am very happy to just know that I actually can get to them!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Viva Las Vegas!

Today, in approximately 4 hours, a plane will depart Billund Airport with me on it! As you may have guessed from the post title, I am off to Las Vegas, Nevada! It will take 3 planes and 14 hours of travel time to get there, but hopefully, once I have arrived, I will feel like it's been worth the trip.

See you on the other side of the planet!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Better than the Original

If only the actual debate had been this entertaining!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

chirp chirp chirp

We're computer geeks. We have lots of electronic equipment strewn about the house. Something, somewhere, in this house is chirping at me. It's a new chirp, something I haven't heard before, so that eliminates the smoke alarms or the phones. It's making me crazy. When I get up to investigate said chirp, it stays quiet. When I sit back down at my desk hoping to forget about it... 'chirpy chirpy chirpy'.

Where are you?
WHAT are you?
What is your issue??

Today's Cuteness Quotient has been met :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

SNL Sara Palin Interview vs Real Sara Palin

Just watch and compare - frightening.

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