Guess who took the flight with me today from New York City to Dallas?
American Airlines is now offering the yummy treat — a favorite when I travel to Chicago — on their afternoon flights over two hours.
It’s a mix of cheese and caramel corn — that perfect combination of sweet and salty — that disappears pretty darn quickly when you are reading a good book or watching the in-flight movie or trying to ignore the screaming baby.
(The baby rode with me today as well.)
I know the airlines are always trying to find ways to differentiate themselves — I think American needs to feature Garrett’s in their ads.
If you’ve seen the extended trailer, you’ll be fairly well-prepared for the film to come.
Slick. Stylized. Bizarre. Yet surprisingly funny — in that dark, ‘the audience is almost scared to laugh’ kinda way.
Robert Pattinson is in every scene — the camera can’t seem to look away — and the state of the world is reflected in the state of his expensive suit: pristine at the start of the film, a rumpled mess by the end.
And what an end! His meeting with Paul Giamatti — the final 22 minutes of the film — is worth the entire price of admission…plus popcorn, soda and Chewy Spree.
It’s not like anything you’ve ever seen. And if you didn’t think so before, you’ll leave the theatre convinced…
I don’t do the big Thanksgiving dinner anymore. And it’s not because I’m sad or lonely or have no friends or family.
It’s a conscious choice.
But, man — the way folks look at you when you say that! Their eyes get sad, and they immediately try to include you in their family dinners.
It’s so sweet and very much appreciated, but unnecessary. There are just other ways I’d rather give thanks besides eating a big meal.
You see, I don’t like turkey…never have. (I do like some of the sides, though.) And that huge meal and the pressure to eat a lot all at once is a bit overwhelming. So my tradition is to go to the Macy’s Parade and watch the balloons, and then eat popcorn at the movie theater.
Heck, I probably eat more calories!
And to show I’m not a total buzz kill for this all-American holiday, I’ve created a poll so we can all vote on our favorite Turkey Day foods (’cause even I’ve got one of those).