And We’re Off to L.A.!


Want to know how to get up at 2:30 a.m. and feel completely refreshed for your 5:40 a.m. flight?

Step 1: Eat a large plate of pasta. My pasta du jour was ravioli.

Step 2: Take a long hot shower.

Step 3: Take a sleeping pill at 4 p.m.

Step 4: Fall asleep at 6:30 p.m. and stay asleep.

And folks, that is exactly what I did. There was no way in hell I would have gotten so much sleep without forced sleep and I would do it again in a heart beat.


Security with children is both amazing and stressful. Amazing because my oldest was handed a gigantic TSA APPROVED, laminated sign and we got to skip some of the line. It was stressful because we used about 10 totes. I felt really bad because some how, my jacket made it on top of someone’s wallet. For the next 30 minutes, I heard the poor guy’s name being paged. If that guy went on his trip without his wallet because of me, I’m going to feel like a real ass hole.

Southwest Airlines

Love the cheap prices and the free baggage. Hate no assigned seats. I got up yesterday at 4 a.m. to check in and ensure a good boards spot. We got around 54A. Not bad. Regardless, this is how I feel when lining up:

So now we sit on our flight as I type this. I was fortunate enough not to have anyone sitting in front of me as the couple in the row ahead chose the window and middle seat. They did however immediately recline their chairs, causing my sons to have less room. Look, I NEVER recline my seat. Our living space for the next 4 hours is the size of our pantry and taking away just 3″ is down right rude. Anyway, that’s all I have to report.

P.S. Let’s take a vote on which of us 3 will spill the drink first on the plane first. We’ve already spilt Skittles and I figure, why stop there?



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