On the topic of 10/10/10 the lovely Jana coincidentally and completely unintentionally sent me a text tonight at 10:10pm, haha. I thought that was funny.
Anyways, I went home to Long Island this weekend for my cousin Brian’s engagement party and to visit my family in general. I went to my awesome bridal shop (Alicia is the BEST) today to finalize bridesmaid dresses and colors and pick out a veil and found out that there were a gazillion weddings today on LI. I had totally forgotten it WAS 10/10/10 until that haha. I love all the fun dates, too. I’m off my game lately. Must be all the role reversal with Jay working so much now and me being the ‘homemaker’ lol. I even made steak twice for us last week and it wasn’t even burned. I know, what is this world coming to?
I had a really nice weekend and it was great to get to put on my wedding dress again and reaffirm that I made the right choice! I ended up going with a lighter purple color for the bridesmaids’ dresses. I had always wanted a nice, deep purple color but the designer we went with really didn’t have a huge selection of colors and they didn’t have a deep purple, only a light and a medium color and I wasn’t a huge fan of that medium purple. I think it’ll look really nice and can’t wait for the actual day itself so everyone can see them.
Naturally, I had flight problems getting home. Southwest was too expensive to fly when I booked my flight so I decided to fly US Airways into MacArthur. We were delayed leaving Raleigh because of a “maintenance issue” and were kept on board for an hour and 5 minutes before we were cleared for take-off. Luckily, I still had plenty of time for my connecting flight out of Philadelphia into LI. Today, I was not so lucky. I had a 6:21pm flight out of MacArthur into Philly for a connecting to Raleigh. I got a phone call at 4pm and as soon as I saw it was an 800-number, I knew that it meant I was gonna have a problem. Sure enough, there was an hour plus delay out of MacArthur and that would’ve caused me to miss my connecting flight. When I called to get onto another flight, Pam the customer service rep told me that it was because of a “maintenance issue.” I may have told her that since I had a “maintenance issue” on the way to NY as well, I felt “soooo safe” flying with their airline of broken planes. I was annoyed, okay? How many damn planes can I get on that are broken?! I told her that I had to leave tonight and if she couldn’t get me out of MacArthur, then she had to get me out of LaGuardia or JFK. She tried to put me on a US Airways flight that got in super late but I said I wanted to be put on any other airline that got in earlier. I ended up flying Delta out of LGA and got in around the same time that my original flight would’ve gotten in. Whew.
One final antidote: As I was going through security at Delta, the security guard who was standing by the metal detector yelled at me. Why did he yell at me? Because I put my boarding pass in between my lips – and only my lips, I swear – while I took my sweatshirt and sandals off to put on the conveyor belt. I wasn’t even in line to go through the metal detector yet. It was so out-of-nowhere! He just called out, “Hey! Get that out of your mouth! You’re not the only person who has to touch that, you know!” It was so random and definitely a new one. I wasn’t chewing on it or doing it on purpose. I just didn’t have enough hands! SO random.
Anyway, off to bed for this girl. Happy 10/10/10!