I’ve never classified myself as “strong.” I am afraid of the dark. I am afraid of the sun. I am afraid of unfamiliar people, surroundings and situations. I am the first person to say, “Guys, I don’t think this is a good idea” and the last person to jump the fence. But for some reason, I’m strangely calm in situations where I think I might die.
I have been faced with the very real possibility of death only twice, and I have learned that while I cry when I fall down the stairs, I do not get upset when I am hit by cars or punched in the face or when the plane seems like it might go down. More
We’re late on this but it is delightful. Wonderfully inventive goofball Nina Katchadourian slips into airplane restrooms and adorns herself with all manner of available accessories–namely paper towels and inflatable neck-supporting pillows–to create portraits of herself “in the Flemish style.” All the photos are taken in-flight using a camera phone and lit only by the stall’s shitty overhead lights. The results are so much greater than the sum of their parts. More
Sitting in an airport terminal on Monday afternoon waiting to get on my flight from Boston to Los Angeles, I found myself watching a parade of college kids wearing pajamas, slippers and oversized sweatshirts as they hoarded themselves through the gate and down the jetway onto my plane. More
Remember that NY Times article about how to fall asleep on a plane? That was an article full of lies. Since you may be on a plane today, here is how you do it.
Who is this? Alternatively, what show is it on? Also, how great is it to watch that show when trapped inside by a hurricane (super great).
We all know what you should wear. You should probably wear a nice sweater, some attractive but comfortable jeans and a pair of shoes you can slip off easily. Personally, I probably dress better than I need to when I’m … More
Last week, my friend “Brenda” was flying home from a family function. Because the tickets were last-minute, she wasn’t able to sit next to her husband. Instead she was seated next to a woman who – you’ll never believe this – spent the entire flight plucking her arm hairs out with tweezers. Yes, you read that properly. She was using tweezers to pluck every single individual hair out of her arm. In public. Where other people could see her. More
Be careful the next time you wear a sweatshirt to the airport – the TSA is now targeting photographers who wear hoodies as possible security risks, according to this poster. The picture, which is pretty ambiguous, shows a man in … More
According to the results of a recent survey published in USA Today, over 50% of people would like to see a families-only section on airplanes, kind of like the smoking sections of restaurants that were in vogue for the majority … More
Planes. Like coffins with wings, aren’t they? No, that’s not quite true. Coffins have leg room. Probably the only fun thing that happened on a plane in recent memory was Steven Slater fleeing via the inflatable slide. Planes should take … More
I’m flying today. In addition to remembering my garment bag and some snacks for the flight, I want to be as comfortable as possible without looking like I just rolled out of bed. There’s a fine art of being comfy … More
Have you ever been booking your flight and you notice that there isn’t an aisle or window seat available except for in the very back? It looks like the middle seat is going to be your fate…so how do you … More