Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Cacti cacti everywhere and not a drop to drink

And so begins my first West Coast entry of reappropriate. Here I am in sunny (and yes I do mean sunny) Tucson, Arizona. A big city, very sprawling, everything is beautiful and sandy and there are real, live cacti growing alongside the road! Yes, this is the most striking thing thus far. Let me start with the plane ride. It was cramped and exhausting. And I do mean exhausting. I was comatose for the shuttle ride to Syracuse, nose deep in scientific journals for the trip from Syracuse to Chicago. Speaking of which, there should be legalized sterilization for dumb parents. Seated two rows ahead of me was a couple probably no more than five years my senior, bouncing three blonde-haired little boys (all aged 4-6) back and forth across the aisle. That wouldn't have been so annoying if the boys didn't feel the need to literally alternate crying. Between the three of them, they kept up a nonstop cacophony of shrieking, squealing, screaming, and sobbing throughout the entire two hour plane ride. And me trying to concentrate on a paper called "Glutamergic Innervation of the heart Initiates Retrograde Contractions in Adult Drosophila melanogaster". The plane was late into Chicago because it was blizzarding in Syracuse and we had to get our wings de-iced (yes, that was a comforting thought... wait an extra twenty minutes so we weren't flying a winged ice cube into the clouds), so when I got to Chicago, I had to race from one end of O'Hare to the other. It took me twenty minutes and I jogged the whole way, boarded with literally one minute to spare. The flight to Tucson was less irritating. But did you know that you have to pay for in-flight meals now? Yes, because I didn't get a chance to stop at a MickeyD's at Chicago, I was forced to spend $10 on an (admittedly yummy) Chicken Caeser wrap on the plane. Okay, they threw in a cookie, too. I was also seated next to this seemingly neurotic woman who couldn't sit still but who was otherwise sweet. She had brought two dogs with her as carry-on luggage. Weird? Imagine how I felt when she told me she actually bought an extra seat for them. So here I am in Tucson. My hosts are wonderful people. And, better than I had ever imagined, I actually get a room here, with Internet access, my own bathroom, an iron, and elevation from the rest of the house; the guest room is up a flight of winding stairs. I'll keep you all posted, but right now I'm just doing my best to pick myself up from the tatters that was me post-7 hours on a plane, and look semi-decent for this BBQ tonight. (Oh, and btw, everyone please keep posted for another reappropriate first: last night I had a chance to chat with the real live Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, a sweet and wonderful person. You might know him as Shang Tsung from Mortal Kombat, but that's certainly not all he's played over the years. I will be posting the interview article shortly -- it will be hopefully written on my return flight to Ithaca. YOUR SOUL IS MINE!!!!)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Cary was on the up and up, then. That's cool, Jenn...and let me know how that Arizona atmosphere is treating you!

- Terrence

2/20/2005 02:30:00 PM  
Blogger nuckyblue said...

He judged Miss USA 1997. He chose the woman who ended up winning Miss Universe. Hee.

But seriously, have a blast...enjoy the warmth for all of us.

2/20/2005 06:44:00 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

he did? shit man, i shoulda asked him about that for you :)

2/21/2005 12:08:00 PM  
Blogger nuckyblue said...

OMG, it's totally useless trivia that means almost nothing. Except to wackos like me.

Meanwhile, I am logey, so I send you love and bedtime huggles. mmwah!

2/22/2005 02:00:00 AM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

christian louboutin, uggs on sale, longchamp outlet, air max, gucci handbags, ugg boots, oakley sunglasses wholesale, nike air max, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet, louis vuitton, ray ban sunglasses, longchamp outlet, michael kors pas cher, christian louboutin uk, ugg boots, polo outlet, nike free, nike outlet, tiffany and co, polo ralph lauren outlet online, oakley sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, cheap oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet, christian louboutin outlet, prada handbags, tiffany jewelry, louis vuitton outlet, longchamp outlet, sac longchamp pas cher, louboutin pas cher, nike air max, prada outlet, ray ban sunglasses, christian louboutin shoes, nike free run, replica watches, chanel handbags, louis vuitton, replica watches, kate spade outlet, jordan shoes, longchamp pas cher, jordan pas cher, oakley sunglasses, tory burch outlet, nike roshe

5/11/2016 02:11:00 AM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

coach outlet, michael kors outlet online, oakley pas cher, michael kors outlet online, new balance, true religion outlet, nike air max uk, burberry outlet, ralph lauren uk, ray ban uk, north face uk, replica handbags, michael kors, timberland pas cher, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet online, coach outlet store online, uggs outlet, nike air force, hollister uk, michael kors outlet, sac vanessa bruno, hogan outlet, nike roshe run uk, uggs outlet, sac hermes, michael kors, mulberry uk, north face, nike tn, nike air max uk, hollister pas cher, true religion jeans, michael kors outlet online, coach purses, nike air max, nike blazer pas cher, true religion outlet, converse pas cher, true religion outlet, abercrombie and fitch uk, kate spade, lululemon canada, ray ban pas cher, guess pas cher, polo lacoste, nike free uk, vans pas cher

5/11/2016 02:13:00 AM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

iphone cases, hermes belt, mac cosmetics, mcm handbags, giuseppe zanotti outlet, oakley, instyler, lululemon, reebok outlet, wedding dresses, converse, baseball bats, hollister clothing, new balance shoes, soccer shoes, vans outlet, valentino shoes, babyliss, abercrombie and fitch, jimmy choo outlet, asics running shoes, bottega veneta, soccer jerseys, nfl jerseys, nike air max, nike roshe run, herve leger, mont blanc pens, north face outlet, beats by dre, timberland boots, converse outlet, louboutin, longchamp uk, vans, insanity workout, nike huaraches, ferragamo shoes, gucci, nike trainers uk, p90x workout, ray ban, ghd hair, celine handbags, hollister, hollister, north face outlet, nike air max, ralph lauren, chi flat iron

5/11/2016 02:15:00 AM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

moncler, pandora jewelry, replica watches, canada goose, hollister, pandora uk, moncler outlet, canada goose uk, barbour, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, lancel, canada goose, louis vuitton, thomas sabo, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, barbour uk, swarovski, moncler, louis vuitton, canada goose outlet, montre pas cher, juicy couture outlet, doudoune moncler, ugg, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, moncler, karen millen uk, moncler uk, coach outlet, canada goose outlet, juicy couture outlet, toms shoes, moncler outlet, links of london, canada goose outlet, louis vuitton, moncler, wedding dresses, supra shoes, marc jacobs, swarovski crystal, canada goose jackets, ugg uk, canada goose, pandora jewelry, ugg pas cher, pandora charms

5/11/2016 02:17:00 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home