Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Stuck In NY

All five flights out of La Guardia Sunday night were cancelled due to weather. They didn't finally give into this, of course, until about midnght, when we'd all been suffering through unannounced gate changes and assurances that flights would get out at some point, which is why we sat through 7 or 8 hours of waiting time in the airport instead of taking the 10 hour bus ride to Chicago. People were so pissed of that the desk agents had to call security.

Got rescheduled for 3pm on Monday (missing work I can't afford to miss), got delayed again at the gate, got out onto the tarmac and waited, then heard air traffic control had put a stop on all planes going into Chicago. We spent nearly an hour sitting on the tarmac. Me and the girl next to me had been at the airport the night before, and we were pretty much resolved to spending yet another night in NY. I love B and everything, but I seriously couldn't afford to spend any more time in NY. We got to sit around on Monday and snuggle and eat pizza, but missing another day of work for Tuesday...


Anyway, miraculously, we got clearance to go ahead and go over the big storm that was blocking Chicago from the northeast, and the pilot navigated through no problem.

Long weekend. Wish it could have been longer, actually. I need a new job. Got a call from a woman at Washington Mutual who saw my resume on Monster.com (this really does work - I've gotten three or four calls from people through just posting a resume there) who wanted me to work out in Vernon Hills.


No. It's the loop or nothing, at this point. I want a shorter fucking commute.

And more money.

4 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Anonymous said...

Good luck, Kameron! Some of my family flew from Columbus, Ohio back home to New York. Perhaps your delay explains why I have not heard from them. 

Posted by David

Anonymous said...

A 10 hour bus ride from NYC to Chicago? Those busses must really move; averaging 80mph seems like it would attract every state trooper from two states around the runway. 

Posted by David Parsons

Anonymous said...

Heh. That was the rumor among those hopping up and down madly in the waiting area.

Wishful thinking at midnight on a Sunday... 

Posted by Kameron Hurley

Anonymous said...

Ouch. As of last week, I've realized just how far it is between New York and Chicago. Short version: first time in US due to conference in Madison. Flew to NY, did the tourist thing for four days, took the train to Chicago for connection w bus to Madison (was supposed to take 22.5 hours, took 30 hours - ugh).

Conclusion: it is a really l o n g way to go between those two cities. In fact, if I'd do the equivalent trip in Europe, it would involve crossing a couple of reasonably-sized countries. I admire your determination, doing something like that on a regular basis.  

Posted by Darjeeling