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Monday, August 15, 2005

you know that cliche of needing a vacation after returning from a vacation? i'll take six, please.

ok we're back. but oh, so tired. i can't yet get into the details of our trip which managed to be simultaneously lovely and freakishly nightmaresque. i will say this: on the way to LA, jetblue lost one of my bags. on the way back last night, we had to land and refuel in rochester because of weather in nyc. sat on the tarmac for over an hour. once at jfk, we then waited an additional hour to deplane (and just being able to use that ridiculous word, "deplane," almost makes it worthwhile. almost. actually, what did make it worthwhile was being able to watch the comedy central roast of pam anderson in its entirety. twice. in a row. ah, courtney love.).

then it took another hour to get our bags. we had to call a multo expensivo car service because the wait for a taxi was reported to be THREE HOURS -- which is fine with me because nyc cabdrivers and i aren't on speaking terms right now. (the car's driver came promptly and told us that some jackoff tried to convince him HE had been the one to call the car, but decided he wanted to change his destination ... because people do that all the time at 3 am, i guess.)

we weren't in bed until 4:30. the baby, who, bless her, was a demonic firebreathing sulfurous unsleeping hellish hellbeast at her grandparents' house all week, slept like a tiny silent dozing angel on both flights. she is really doing her best to destroy us.

more later. when i have slept enough.
i would continue in the beasties vein of the previous posting and say something pithy about "no sleep till brooklyn" but, of course, that would imply now that we have returned home to brooklyn, sleep will somehow figure into our lives. haha!

ah, jesus fuck. just kill me.


Anonymous Jessica said...

So then... any advice for those of us who may be embarking a similar trip in a few weeks?

8/15/2005 3:45 PM  
Blogger mr. nice guy said...

jessica honey, if i had any idea whatsoever why my child decided to be on better behavior than 2/3 of the rest of the plane, i swear to you i would put the magical recipe in a bottle, sell it for $623 a unit and become an instant squillionaire. sorry, i certainly wouldn't tell you for free.

8/15/2005 4:48 PM  
Anonymous minty said...

you know--it's just such experiences that made me eventually REFUSE TO TRAVEL with my child until the age of 12 or so, and even then, maybe not.

i'm not proud, but there you have it.

8/15/2005 6:25 PM  
Blogger Elisabeth said...

Hang in there, mr. nice guy. You make me smile... a lot. thank you.

8/15/2005 10:21 PM  
Blogger I am a Milliner's Dream, a woman of many "hats"... said...

Welcome back, Mr. Nice Guy. I was going through withdrawals without your posts. Imagine my joy when I found you'd returned and posted for all of us panting fans.

Having just had a tiring and somewhat sleepless last few days, I can sympathize.


8/16/2005 12:32 AM  
Blogger justdawn said...

Welcome home, Nice Guy Family...

Good luck recovering from your vacation! I recently flew from DC to Frankfurt with my four kids (alone) and it SUCKED!

8/16/2005 10:58 AM  
Blogger DesertJade said...

Yes, welcome home!!!

Don't you just love JetBlue? .. You should complain or somthing, and get free stuff. On one flight I had(which was a red-eye, btw) the Direct TV programming went out, and they refunded every passenger $30, for the inconvenience.

Now is the programming REALLY worth $30??? If thats the case, shut my tv off, and charge me $30 less for the ticket! To be quite honest, I was more interested in the little map of the US that shows where you are, the altitude, and mph.. that was pretty cool.

So you should call, whine and howl, (maybe call when the baby is crying ... just for good measure...) See what kind of free stuff you might get... you know, for that next vacation.

8/16/2005 11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like all the other nice guy readers I welcome you home nice guys, it's time to read in detail about your vacation. I sure had Mr.nice-guy withdrawal.

8/16/2005 12:00 PM  
Blogger Dara said...

sounds like a great vacation. hope you get your much-needed sleep.

8/17/2005 11:33 AM  
Blogger Candace said...

When there are children involved, it's not a "vacation".

It's a trip.

Vacations are for people who are allowed to sleep in and relax, who don't change diapers, wipe butts or noses, and who aren't responsible for another human being's continued existence.

8/17/2005 9:28 PM  
Blogger cmhl said...

my kids have always been absolute hellions on airplanes. the other passengers all moan when they see us boarding..

8/18/2005 11:48 AM  
Blogger Revan said...

will be taking my first trip with my 4 but will be 5 by the time we go next may... This will be exciting!!!

8/18/2005 3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are you Mr. Nice Guy, how much do you want us to suffer, we're not above begging. Please come back.

8/18/2005 6:05 PM  

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