Groundhog Day

Posted By on December 15, 2009

I’m sitting in the Pittsburgh airport right now typing this. Apparently our flight had mechanical problems and couldn’t take off to get here to Pittsburgh. So they had to switch the plane (THANK GOD) and then finally took off. If it isn’t weather, it’s a borked plane.

By the time I post it, I’ll probably be back in Chicago, so you can SHOO! burglars and unseemly people. It’s not like my delay has been short. We’re looking at 2 hours, at the very least. The plane has still not landed from Chicago, but it is “in range” which means it is close. And since this airport kind of shuts down at this time of night, it should have an easy landing and make it to the gate shortly. And then hopefully I’ll be on my way home. HOPEFULLY. (SPOILER: I made it home safely. We only took off 2 1/2 hours late.)

This happens every time I travel back to Chicago from Pittsburgh. EVERY. TIME. I should go look through my archives and show you all the posts I typed as I was sitting in the gate area, waiting and waiting and waiting for my flight to take off. (Like this one!) Because say what you will about Pittsburgh, they not only have a mall in their airport (seriously! Gap! Nine West! Clinique!), they also have free wifi.

The end.

Seriously. That’s all I have. I’ve been gone for only about 36 hours, and yet it feels like seven days. And Christmas is next week? HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? But I am trying to make a point to post more often. I’m attempting to post every night this week. But I know that won’t happen because we have our annual cookie exchange on Thursday night and that just basically means an excuse to get together and drink mulled wine. So let’s be real, I will be home late. And will be drunk. I’m already planning to take a cab.

Which really, did we need this post? Just to say I posted? No one is clicking through Google Reader for this crap.


I will let you know that this photo is currently the wallpaper on my iPhone.

mikey v

Let me tell you, when the alarm on my phone went off this morning, way too early, and I looked at that photo, it automatically made it a better day. I think I have finally found out HOW to become a morning person.

Now if I could just find a way to wake up next to him, and not a photo on my phone.

Mmmmmmm…………Mikey V.


I’m feeling very unloved. I changed my status on Gmail to “Who Wants to Entertain Me?” while I’m sitting here, WAITING, in the airport. And no one has taken me up on my offer. SAD PANDA.


On my flight out to Pittsburgh, they had the TSA at our gate doing random secondary checks. I’m a little perplexed as to what they were looking for. I mean, we all went through security and they don’t sell bombs in Hudson News. What is the point? Of course they picked me and looked through my purse. Scratch that, they looked IN my purse. Just glanced in it. The security at Wrigley is more thorough than that.

At least the TSA didn’t steal my baby. Can you imagine?!?


The other day I was leaving work and I was following a woman who had a tag on her bag that said HIV+. And I was confused. Was she supporting some sort of cause for AIDS education and research? Or was she warning everyone, in the event she was bleeding profusely, to not touch her without rubber gloves? Don’t they have medical alert bracelets for those kinds of things?


Thanks for all your comments on my post yesterday. I probably shouldn’t have written it during commercial breaks of Intervention and Hoarders. (WHY DON’T HOTELS HAVE DVRs?) I don’t think I conveyed my point correctly. I really DO NOT condone disciplining someone else’s child, except in very rare cases, like someone is throwing a rock at my niece’s head. My point in writing it was that I was really curious about the way the radio host acted, that it should NEVER be allowed. And while I respect her opinion as a parent, I also think that there are always going to be situations where it MAY be necessary for safety. Never is a strong word.

Well, fuck. I’m not even really explaining my explanation that well. At least I didn’t piss off the blogsphere with my opinions. Because that’s what I was fearing. Because I was in a meeting all day today and couldn’t fight fires and reply to comments. Thankfully that didn’t happen. Since no one really reads anymore. (Hence why I’m trying to post more often.)


Hey! Our plane is here! I actually am posting this from Pittsburgh!

(Well, not really. I post ahead. Don’t tell anyone.)


Actually, they boarded before I could post. So I’m home.


About the author

Kristabella, who also answers to “Hey! Drunk Girl!”, is a reformed band geek with an amazing ability to drink most people under the table. You can read her inane ramblings here, where she talks about her exciting life as a spinster with two cats and a fascination for Bacon.


13 Responses to “Groundhog Day”

  1. Kyle was screaming so loudly at one point in the SFO airport, I would have gladly handed him over to a TSA agent.
    .-= She Likes Purple´s last blog ..I’m back, but first books! =-.

  2. Raven says:

    I am so not down with Michael V winning Top Chef… I mean yeah he’s pretty and all but oy shut up with the cocky.

    I so wanted Kevin to win!
    .-= Raven´s last blog ..betrayal or right of passage? =-.

  3. Mahnee says:

    Welcome home! Missed you!

  4. Janice says:

    Oh so sorry. Mikey V is mine. I think he has a brother you can have 😉
    .-= Janice´s last blog ..Lost and working on being found =-.

  5. kristin says:

    can i ask where on earth you got that fabulous pic of Mikey V?? and how i can get it too??? 🙂 sigh..

  6. TUWABVB says:

    I did not know who this Mikey V person was – so I googled him…and some images came up…and I have to go now so I can stare at his abs.

    I’m sorry about your frozen snots and no, I don’t think people should display their HIV status on their purses. I think that’s the last place I would look if I were trying to help someone that was sick.
    .-= TUWABVB´s last blog ..We’re Finally Sleeping Together Again =-.

  7. Alice says:

    so i realize i’m late to the party, but i just read this AND the child-slappy entry from before, and can i just say I AGREE 100% WITH YOU? there’s a huge difference between just, you know, slapping a child across the face because he’s in the way or because he said “butt” instead of “heiney” or whatever, and slapping something dangerous and harmful out of a child’s hand before they can cause serious damage. if i were around the knife-weildy kid, i’d likely snatch it out of their hand – potentially roughly, as i would be far more concerned with getting a knife OUT OF A CHILD’S HAND than making sure i didn’t rub a cuticle too hard or whatever – and likely would have yelled because *i* was alarmed/scared, which probably would have alarmed/scared the kid as well. but OMG TOO BAD.

    in other news, that tattoo is HOT.
    .-= Alice´s last blog ..update! i have not been offed by the mob! =-.

  8. metalia says:

    So, I did not watch this season of Top Chef, but HOT DAMN. Now I am kinda wishing I had. Rowr, and all that.

    And dude, nine time out of 10, I have a delay flying into/out of Chicago. GET IT TOGETHER, O’HARE.
    .-= metalia´s last blog ..No Raindrops on Roses, I Swear. =-.

  9. Angella says:

    I have no idea who Mikey V is. Is it because I’m Canadian?

  10. Scarlet says:

    who is that guy? Oh, top Chef?

    i’ve only been to pittsburgh once. drove there for a concert and drove right back. airport delays may be better than the pennsylvania turnpike, haha.
    .-= Scarlet´s last blog ..I’ve Never Understood =-.

  11. lceel says:

    Who’s not reading?
    .-= lceel´s last blog ..Friday Haiku – =-.

  12. ali says:

    I swear to christ, I thought that was your boyfriend, and that’s how you were announcing it. Damn you…
    .-= ali´s last blog ..GOOD THINGS. =-.

  13. Kristan says:

    Yup, Pittsburgh airport is pretty dang nice. I like the Charlotte airport a lot too, although I think their free wifi is just a holiday promotion from Google.
    .-= Kristan´s last blog ..Public service announcement =-.