|80° F to Zero in 12 Hours.
||[Dec. 20th, 2004|08:00 am]
Here I am now.
Glad you made it safely!
Sorry it's still Detroit. =/
Glad you get to see your Heidi!!!
I was really happy to see my mom and Heidi at DTW. When I arrived home, my mom fixed me some toast, and Heidi offered me some of her cookies. That's the first time in a while where I'm not the one fixing everything for myself . . . I put my feet in Heidi's lap on the couch, and she squirmed a bit. I haven't done that in quite some time. :D
Heidi's hair is shoulder length, and it looks great on her. I encouraged her to grow it out as long as possible. Meanwhile, they're not used to "really short haircut" Chris. I have yet to shave my hair, but they're using #2
clippers on the sides and back of my head. That's pretty short for me.
The cold at this point isn't too horrible . . . I haven't stood outside for more than the time it takes to really smoke down a cigarette, and while it's really cold outside, it's warm in the house.
isn't the quite the climate shock?
especially if it's even half as cold in detroit as it is here.
I'm not sure of the Celsius after it reaches zero (32 F), but it was 0 F when I arrived this morning around 6 AM. It gets worse with the wind chill after the sun rises, into the morning rush hour . . . however, I had 26 previous years of experience with this really f'ing horrible weather climate. I'll survive.
make sure you hit downtown. i left before they finally finished Campus Martius. Tell me if it's all that!
Is that where they put in the skating rink?
I wish I could skate. I haven't really ever skated, and I don't like to swim. In LA, I never really went swimming, and we had a pool in the apartment complex.
I think I'd do well in a cave.
The beauty is that it will be a short winter.
I missed October, November, and December. While it may last up until June, I will have had that 80 degree goodness for pretty much the large majority of the year. Plus, it was consistently 100 degrees during the summer, so that was fun.
The plane flight was great. I finally sat in "first class" for the trip back to Detroit. Spirit Airlines was the company of choice. They have a big enough presence at DTW to have their own hangar with the name on it. They are cheap fares, and the no-frills aspect makes the "Spirit Plus" seating just a little extra to upgrade.
Spirit's no-frills means that there is no meal on the plane, but I like to take red-eyes, and there usually isn't a meal for late night flights on any carrier. They do, however, have a freaking open bar on the plane. If I was headed anywhere but home, I would have had a couple alcoholic beverages. Instead, I grabbed three Pepsis and snacked on 1 lb. of Teryaki Turkey Jerky. Hello, sodium.
I just weighed myself on my mother's lbs. scale . . . when I left Detroit, I was at 195. Tonight, I stand at 6'1 and 162 lbs.
Most flights do not do the movie.
Northwest does not. Neither did Spirit . . . United did have an in-flight with television, but I must confess, that shit is just not worth it.
United has turned into a piece of flying doo-doo in terms of customer service and reliability. They're the only company to have caused me a horrible experience . . . their own snafus in baggage became a nightmare for check-in at LAX back in August. I missed the plane flight mid-afternoon, due to them. They wouldn't give me vouchers, and they forced me to take a red-eye that evening . . . otherwise, if it was early AM or any flight the next day, they'd have charged me an extra 100 . . . for a problem they caused.
I'll never fly United.
You can come home again, contrary to popular belief...
one should never forget where they came from.
This is true.
Unfortunately, I never enjoyed this part of the country.
I really don't care about automobiles. That's precisely what this town runs . . . auto money.
I hope I can find something decent around Detroit.