Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Travelling. Yuck.

So, I couldn't get everything in my carry on, so I panicked and repacked at the last minute. I ran down to the hotel lobby (well, as much as you can run dragging a very full suitcase, knapsack and computer bag). the shuttle drove up immediately (WHEW) The shuttle driver was a delight. Very friendly, informative and very very bright (should be doing so much more than driving a shuttle :) He dropped me off at the United Gate (Terminal 2) But when I went to check in they said that my flight leaves from terminal 4 because it is run by Air Canada. It didn't say Air Canada anywhere on my ticket! So I hopped on a bus and cruised to Terminal 4. So I threw my suitcase onto the scale and I was 2 pounds over. Damn. So I moved things to my carry on. Then weighed again and I was 2 pounds under. So I shoved more back in!!! Still, my carry on (knapsack)weighed a ton (really, a ton).
I also had fun in security. I decided to take my cheese home (stop laughing Maija) so I put it in my metal water bottle. They had to take it away to perform tests on it,lol. But gave it back to me, whew, my cheese is safe.....
I worried a bit going through customs once I landed because the guy (how come all of the custom agents look about 17??) asked me soooo many questions. All about art. Next time I'm going to say that I was at a finger painting retreat. But I was fine, and Ray was waiting for me in the sea of faces holding a big bouquet of flowers. It's good to be home. I loved being at artunraveled and being with my friends, but I love being home too. Especially when I came home to this:The poopie got a haircut!!! He looks so much smaller. Ray had the groomer leave a plume for his tail. It looks ridiculous, but I love it!

9 comments:

Kelly Snelling_Soulhumming.typepad.com said...

that is the cutest darn dog! i used to have a scottie that i would have sold my arm for (seriously). his name was simon. he was black as coal and look a lot like your adorable friend. welcome home! enjoy that cheese (if you can ever get it out of your bottle)!

Sharon said...

I'm so envious of your artistic journey and, I must confess, I don't get the cheese business. Was it cream cheese? Can't you get cheese at Kensington Market?
Andy is simply so lovable. And he has the look of love in his eyes just staring you down. If I ever finish one of these knitted dog garments I'm working on,do you think Andy would be a model? I could take his measurements and knit him something of his own. Haute couture without the 'haute'.

Joanne Huffman said...

Andy has got to be one of the best welcoming committees in the world.

Angie in AZ said...

Martha, it was such a pleasure to meet you at AU this year! I really love my little vial charm and can't wait to wear it. I just dug it out of my bag yesterday! Thank you so much for sharing your work and goodies with me! I hope you'll be returning to AU next year. But now, I just HAVE to hear about the cheese! What kind of rare cheese do we have here in Phoenix that you must smuggle it to Canada in a metal water bottle?! LOLOLOLOL!

juneh said...

by the looks of things he's telling you all about the haircut...I don't think he is too impressed....poor Andy...

A bird in the hand said...

What was special about the cheese? C'mon, give!
Andy's plume is perfect for whisking away the bugs in this hot weather.

Lauren said...

yay! andy got a haircut!!!! yippie, not more hairballs on the floor!

Sandy Michelle said...

Does andy have less hair??LOL! You always have bad luck with travelling..sheesh! I'm glad you had a great time with Maija though and how nice of your man to present you with flowers!!

Sand

vivian said...

welcome home Martha..
cheese in your water bottle? how stinking funny is that??
Your dog is adorable!
glad you had fun.. looking forward to pics of your creations!
have a great day
vivian