Plane Dynamics

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Life on a plane is never boring, Pondering the dynamic of the passengers is a great pay to pass the time. Every stage, from boarding the plane to enjoying the flight, there is much to keep the mind occupied.

I notice the carelessness of some right away. When the flight attendant announces the rows that can begin boarding, people rush to get in line. Pushing, bumping, and completely trampling anything in their path. Really people? We’re all going to the same place. No need to rush. Haha.

Good thing I planned ahead and checked in online, I was able to reserve myself a window seat, and request a vegan meal. I was sat in a row of 3; the window on my left, a twenty-something white guy to my right, and an older white-haired lady taking the aisle seat. They keep to themselves. The white boy is even nice enough to not hog the elbow rest, keeping his arms crossed over his chest nearly the entire 8 hour flight. Only moving when needing to reach for the menu buttons on the personal movie screen mounted to the back side of the headrest in front of him, or to accept the meals and drinks the flight attendants routinely bring around. The lady at the end appears to have slept a majority of the flight.

I love the window seat. I love having something to lean my head up against, and the opportunity to watch the clouds before the night shades the view. The only difficultly of the window seat is when nature calls- and I must interrupt white boy from his marathon movie watching, awaken old lady from her seat, climb out, and make those two move so I can make my way to the nearest lavatory. Neither of these two have needed to make any restrooms trips so far. Strange to me, being the unfortunate soul with a tiny bladder.

Whoever is sitting behind me is driving me crazy. I feel CONSTANT pushing and poking at the back of my seat. I’m contemplating turning around and saying something, but I don’t think it would come out very nicely, lol. I’ll find a way to adjust.

I like this airline; my first time flying on British Airways. The offer 2 meals, endless beverages (water, juice, coffee), they even give us blankets and pillows, toothbrushes and toothpaste, a selection of movies and headphones, all for free. Which is great considering how long this flight is, we fly overnight and over the Atlantic ocean.

I’m taking advantage of the free movies: so far I’ve watched Life of Pi, The Campaign, and Lincoln. Life of Pi started off slow- I almost wanted to find something else to watch, I couldn’t handle how thick of the story took so long to get going. But it turned out really well. The graphics and fantasy-like scenes kept me intrigued. The Campaign caught my eye because Will Farrell is fucking hilarious. The movie wasnt the funniest thing I’ve seen this year, but I’d still recommend it to those who have a crude sense of humor. It made me laugh. Lincoln starts with a graphic war scene- not my cup of tea. The only reason I wanted to check it out is because I’m a history nerd. If you can tough it out through the action and bloody battling parts, I’d say it has potential to be a great film.

I’m gonna try to squeeze in a nap before we land in London.


“Doesn’t hog the elbow rest on the plane- gentleman.”

A little insight into the inner workings of a Geminian unicorn.

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The third sector of the zodiac, Gemini is all about intelligence and communication. You’re born under this sign and have a talent for and love of using your minds and expressing yourself fully.

As a Gemini, you are a bower bird, mentally, and take an interest in all sorts of different things. Anything that gets your mind ticking over will grab you. You constantly try to challenge your mental abilities and will make extra efforts to understand anything you put your mind to.

You can’t understand why other people don’t feel the same way. To you, this kind of stimulation is your life blood. Anyone who engages you in quick-witted and thoughtful banter will win your heart for sure.

Some great communicators are born under your sign — actresses Helen Hunt and Marilyn Monroe, for instance. Like them, you take interest in anything that requires a little brain power. Reading and ferreting out information on the Internet are a perfect way for you to unwind. Communication would have to be one of your favorite pastimes.

Taking up acting classes wouldn’t be a bad idea either, even if you don’t fancy yourself as an Emmy Award winner. Meeting new people and sharing your thoughts and feelings with them is enough of a blast for you.

Not all Geminis have brains on the brain, though. Anna Kournikova, the tennis superstar, proves that — she puts her focus into physical exercise. She is a superb tennis player which requires physical dexterity and mental agility as well.

Gemini is also on the top of the list of achievers in sport. But the sport you get into will be one that requires a strategic and intellectual approach. If it doesn’t, it won’t sustain your interest. Tennis, chess, golf and card games like bridge and canasta appeal to you.

If you could be accused of anything, it would be that you spread yourself too thinly, by being interested in too many things. To some people, you seem superficial and flighty. It’s the ‘rolling stone gathering no moss’ thing — doing a bit of this and a bit of that and not getting deeply into any one thing.

You see it differently, of course. To you life is a smorgasbord, and you’re going to taste everything. Trying just one main course, so to speak, isn’t your thing. Variety, diversity and experimentation are some of your key words. And you can always say, ‘At least I’ll never be boring!’

The fact that you take on so much also means you risk wearing yourself out and letting your vitality engine slow down. It is not easy for you to pace yourself, but if you can get your self-discipline working on this, you can achieve more than most. Make sure you have enough fuel in your gas tank to get you to where you want to go.

People always love your company — your adaptability makes you interesting. People are amazed at your versatility, at the way you manage to juggle so many different activities. Is there anything you don’t try your hand at? They wonder.

Learning will always be one of your passions — you don’t believe there’s ever a good time to limit someone’s desire to improve their mind.

You have a great love of the written as well as the spoken word, and will often put pen to paper — or hands to keyboard — to get your own thoughts down. Sometimes this is just so you can work out what you think about a particular issue or event. Lots of journalists, writers, and advisers are Geminis; their way with words is their best tool for making a lasting impression.

You also have a strong connection to travel and short journeys. You’ll often feel restless, and your itchy feet will set you wandering. These journeys may not be long, but there will be plenty of them — you’re always on the go. You are thirsty for new experiences, and even on short journeys or in transit, you’ll throw yourself into meeting new and unusual people.

You’re fascinated by psychology and the way human relationships work, so you will seek a life partner who is as into communication as you are. You will need this sort of person if you are to achieve emotional fulfillment.

You are the type of person friends and relatives turn to for advice on their love life. This has an upside for you too — it helps you understand what’s going on in your own life, romantically speaking.

Geminis seem to grow younger rather than older. Physically, you will maintain a youthful glow, and you will never lose your fun-loving liveliness. You’re really not into that ‘growing old gracefully’ thing.

Vitality and constant stimulation are what you are about. A peaceful old age is definitely not your cup of tea (even if you happen to be over 60).


night running

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I love night running down the middle of an empty street after a fresh rainstorm, makes me feel like I’m in a Nike commercial. = deep thoughts of a Unicorn.