Yesterday I made a special trip to the Newark Airport to conduct my in-person interview for TSA Pre.
It seemed like a good idea when I signed up a couple of weeks ago. Interviews are only conducted at Newark and JFK — not my usual LaGuardia — so I opted for Newark since I can get there easily enough by train.
Then the heavens opened up.
It was raining cats and dogs yesterday morning. The trains were all delayed. Even the tram at Newark was stopping and starting due to the weather.
So, needless to say, I was about seven minutes late for my interview, and the TSA doesn’t wait for anyone. They would only interview me if they had another ‘no-show.’ (Thankfully, that happened within 30 minutes.)
The interview itself took about five minutes, and I was approved — woo hoo! But if you see my ID, I won’t look happy about it.
The TSA doesn’t allow you to smile.
Posted in Airplanes, Humor, Life, Travel, Weather
Tagged airplanes, airports, approval, heavens opened up, Humor, interview, JFK airport, LaGuardia Airport, life, Newark Airport, no show, raining cats and dogs, short line, train, tram, Travel, travel delays, TSA, TSA Pre, weather, weather delays
It’s Hump Day!
But in Montana, apparently the wind was blowing kinda hard, and the locals thought they said…
Ski Jump Day
So now they have snow. On September 10th. And more on the way.
Man, that is early.
Listen more carefully, folks.
Posted in Entertainment, Holiday, Humor, Life, Weather
Tagged clean out your ears, entertainment, Holiday, Humor, Hump Day, life, listen carefully, Montana, Ski Jump Day, snow, weather, wind
The supermoon appeared tonight.
It is responsible for the flood warnings here in Kentucky, so I can’t see it for the cloud cover. But my friend Karen had more luck…
Here is the supermoon over Michigan.
Do you think it looks 5-7 percent bigger than your average moon?
Compare and see! (Then let me know. I can’t see crap here.)
Posted in Education, Environment, Humor, Life, Weather
Tagged clouds, education, environment, flood warning, Humor, life, moon, supermoon, tides, weather
I HATE BLOW DRYING MY HAIR.
I have a lot of it. And in the summer, it is a hot, time-consuming, uncomfortable, thankless job. Plus, I have to flat iron it to get it really straight.
Yes, I splurge for blow-outs at the salon now and then, but tonight, it’s on me.
And I hate when it’s my turn.
Posted in Beauty, Commentary, Fashion, Humor, Life, Weather
Tagged beauty, blow dry, blow-out, commentary, Fashion, flat iron, hair, hair salon, hot, Humor, life, straight hair, style, summer, weather
This dog loves his fan almost as much as my pup.
After every warm-weather walk, Rory Dog lies down right in front of the small circular fan I have in the corner of the living room. No standing or ear flapping for him; we’re talking flat on his belly, legs splayed out behind him like a turkey prepped for stuffing.
Once he cools off and starts to doze, he falls over on his side. (Rolls is too gentle a word for his total collapse.)
Ya gotta love dogs — I certainly do love mine!
Posted in Animals, Dogs, Family, Humor, Life, Relationships, Walking, Weather
Tagged animals, belly, circular fan, Dogs, dozes off, ear flapping, family, fan, heat, hot dogs, Humor, life, living room, pets, pup, roll over, total collapse, walks, warm weather, weather
My train to Boston was only ten minutes late today.
That’s an improvement of roughly four hours over last Friday.
But now that we are en route, I wonder if I should get off the train —
It looks like a horror movie out there!
“Don’t go in the woods…”
Posted in Humor, Life, Movies, Nature, Photography, transportation, Travel, Weather
Tagged Amtrak, fog, horror, Humor, life, Movies, nature, photography, train, Travel, weather
Yesterday when Rory and I began our afternoon walk, the sun was shining bright and warmed the air. Ten minutes later, the sky was dark and threatening, and I was freezing.
The biggest problem this presented was in my choice of prescription sunglasses. Once the clouds gathered, it was really too dark to wear them. But if I took them off, I would be blind — literally — depending only on my trusty eighteen-pound guide dog to get us back home.
So I did…just to see what it would be like.
The city was definitely blurry. The colors more muted, too. And while I might have expected the sounds to be louder, instead I felt more isolated. But when people passed, I didn’t have to worry if they were making eye contact with me.
It is New York City, after all.
To give you an idea of what I saw, here is a representative view of a tulip garden I passed.
Posted in Dogs, Humor, Life, Photography, Walking, Weather
Tagged afternoon walk, blurry, Central Park, clouds, Dogs, eye contact, eye sight, guide dog, Humor, legal blindness, life, muted colors, myopic, New York City, photography, prescription sunglasses, spring, squint, tulips, Upper West Side, walking, weather