No Stress to High Stress

Travel

I was having one of those lazy mornings in Atlanta. I packed for my trip home, cleaned up the kitchen, looked at wedding cakes online, and went for a run. I had planned my morning so that I could make lunch and then take public transportation to the airport for my flight home (I’m flying because we’re going straight to a wedding and then I’m flying back to Atlanta). So at 12:30, while I was eating my sandwich, I was a bit surprised to find out that my flight was supposed to board at 1:15. Whoops. I totally panicked and had the urge to run, but then I breathed for a second and tried to call a cab. The first one didn’t speak english, the second didn’t pick up in my neighborhood, and the third didn’t answer. So I called the first one back and they told me they could send a cab in 15 minutes.

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I ran outside and ended up taking someone else’s cab (sorry!). The driver assured me it was only a 15 minute trip to the airport. Whew. But then my credit card and debit card were declined when I tried to pay for the cab ($40 down the drain). Finally, he agreed to take down my cc number and charge me later. Just when I thought I was in the clear, the security agent refused to take my mobile boarding pass because it wouldn’t scan. So I had to go back to the Delta counters and print a paper pass and get back in line. Whew. So, long story short, I made it to my flight just in time. Just in time to board the plane, sit down, find out there was a “sound from the engine” and get back off the plane. Arrgg. We finally got a new plane around 4 and I arrived home at 5! Not exactly what I had planned for today, but at least I got here safety and got to drink strawberry beer soon after my parents picked me up!

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We went to Fat Daddy’s, an old burger place we used to dine in when I was little. It looked exactly the same, with the huge stuffed man with the shopping cart in the window:) I ordered a veggie burger and fried pickles! Love the spears.

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And split a cookie with my mom as a nightcap. We talked all things weddings this evening and I played around with some save-the-date templates online. I love designing things! Now I’m off to bed in our hot, old, house:)

  • Nicole
    June 12, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Wow-sounds like you had a hectic day! I hope today goes better for you. Those pickles look AMAZING.

    • Laura
      June 13, 2012 at 9:27 pm

      It was much better, thanks!

  • Life's a Bowl
    June 12, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Oye vey, I am so anal about leaving for the airport 2-3 hours ahead of time since traffic and the lines are so unpredictable [even though it could take as short as 15 min to get there, ha]! I would have definitely been in a panic 😛 And isn’t it ironic how whenever you’re late something happens such as having to get off the plane?!

    • Laura
      June 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      Me too – I usually leave 2 hours ahead!

  • Brandy
    June 13, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Holy crap I got stressed out just reading that! Glad you got to your flight okay AND got to eat fried pickles!!!! (Jealous about that part- those look amazing!)

  • Rachel
    June 13, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    dude seriously this post made ME stressed!!!