Wednesday, May 02, 2007

8 Million Stories


I guess we'll see if i can remember them all...
A week ago, I returned from the trip of a lifetime. An experience I will never forget...i hope. So to ensure my lasting memory, i will attempt, over the next few weeks, to record as many memories as i possibly can. Here goes...



friend. cousin. me. sister. Detroit Metro airport. there's nothing to do there but shop and eat so we decided to eat. besides, we had 3 hours until our plane was leaving for Osaka..

remember that old Sesame Street segment where you'd see 3 kids jumping rope in 3 squares and one other kid on a pogo stick in another square? and then the song was like "1 of these things is not like the other, 1 of these kids ain't doin' the same..." or whatever the lyrics were. but anyway yeah...3 of us had salads and 1 of us (wasn't me) ate some chicken and fries. if i had only known what a harbinger this photo was...

we had good conversations tho...this was there first time meeting Stefanie but it didn't seem like it. she fit in well..in no time, her and Queena were busting on each other like old friends...the flight was good too. even tho our arm rests didn't work and we couldn't hear the movie and we couldn't turn on the light and the radio was broken..lol. But it was still fun. me and stef and queena (with the help of our awesome BLACK flight attendant, Michael) found some seats with working armrests so we could watch Dreamgirls. Michael was so cool with us by the end of the flight that he stole a bottle of champagne from first class and gave it to us.

the flight was long but i pretended that there was no time. and i looked out the window alot...



Alaska. wow. still can't believe I saw it...the mountains seemed to go on forever...


that looks like a road but it's not a road. i wish there was something on the ground to give a frame of reference but i'm willing to bet that gap is at least 1 mile wide. i'm still bugging out on how close those mountains look from 36,000 feet in the air...

ok, exhausted. 130am. bed. write more tomorrow.






3 comments:

Piscean Princess said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I am going crazy over those mountains!!!! Alaska is fantastic, at least all the photographs seem to indicate as much. My mom went several years ago & I was freaking out over how beautiful everything is there. And I'm tripping that you got such clear pics from the plane.

It's always nice when everybody can ack like old friends when you're traveling in a group. But you were confident that it would work out fine, and you would know, right?

I can't wait to hear about the "One ah these kids is doin' his own thing" stuff! I can only imagine. (My company does a lot of business in China & there are TONS of people here who go over there & won't eat anything at all unless it's McDonalds or Pizza Hut or the crackers & cheese they bring in their suitcases. It makes me crazy, 'cause I know if I went, I would be experimenting like a mug!)

Yippee! I'm so glad you got started already. I take it your finals are over....

Damali said...

see i knew i had the lyrics wrong! you'd think that since i have kids, i would know

and yes, finals are done. I've been obsessively checking the school website to see if/when my grade is posted. the school asks faculty to post final class grades within 72 hours, but my professor is always the early bird. i can't wait!!!! i want my 4.0 GPA!!!!

Piscean Princess said...

I'm sure that you will be delighted with your grade. I can't wait to go back & read the next Japan post....