Monday, November 13, 2006

Monday Madness

So sorry I left you all hangin' today, but it's been a heck of a beginning for this week. For starters, I was supposed to be in King of Prussia (outside of Philadelphia) yesterday for training starting today at 9:00 am. However, American Airlines had other ideas. They cancelled my flight on Sunday and even though I had a 10:00 AM flight, they apparently couldn't see fit to cough up another plane to replace their screw up. Also, every other flight that day was full - on American and every carrier they have an "exchange" relationship with. So this morning I had to wake up at the crack of dawn, head to the airport and hope that I would have a seat.

After much security waiting, check in waiting, ticket issue waiting and god knows how much bitching, I finally landed a flight. I arrived in Philly somewhere around noon in the middle of a monsoon. Hertz had lost my reservation, so I got to stand in line there. Then I got to walk across the parking lot (in the monsoon) pulling two bags. Finally made it to my vehicle and proceeded out of the parking lot and onto the Interstate where it took me almost an hour to drive 22 miles. Traffic is horrible. I'm going to assume it's the rain, although taxes in this town have to be outrageous as I passed no fewer than ten cops on a twenty-mile stretch of road.

I grabbed a burger on the way to training as I had not eaten all day and finally arrived (frizzy hair, damp sweater and all) to class at 2:00 pm. Hey, a whole two hours of training day left. Great.

I could go on and on about the horrors of business travel - getting stuck with the middle seat, etc, but I won't bore you any more than I already have. So without further ado - let's have Madlib Monday. I know it's a little late, but hey, it's still technically Monday. So here's the list:

Name of Friend
Noun
Adjective
Noun
Adjective
Adjective
Name of Friend (Female)
Adjective
Nonsense Word
Noun
Verb Ending in "ing"
Same Person (Female)
Adjective
Adverb
Prestigious Award

So let's see what you make of this?

6 comments:

Colleen Gleason said...

Binger
apple
sticky
umbrella
mooshy
slimy
Holli
blergh
corvette
schmoozing
Holli
blinding
hesitantly
RITA

:-)

ivan said...

Having a room-temperature IQ, I can't play the word game, but do I ever love the title of your book, Rumble on the Bayou.

Someday I'm going to get my own piroque, me.

I have lived in New Brunswick, where the Acadians come from, and it was so nice, after a party to be invited to sleep with the family, dog and all. I loved the French and the French loved me.

Tori Lennox said...

*hugs* re the crappy travel adventures!

My MadLib words:

Marlene
button
purple
donations
noisy
destitute
Glenda
burning
twiddle-twaddle
maneater
dancing
Glenda
public
dubiously
Pulitzer

Tammy Kearly said...

Jules
carpet
purple
boots
fuzzy
drenched
Liz
huge
fluzzle
dog
fleeing
Liz
wrinkled
lightly
Oscar

Jana DeLeon said...

I HATE IT when blogger eats my comments. I'm already spending rough draft time doing this and the damned thing ate my post. So here it is again. (argh)

Madlib ladies - see Wednesday's update on my faux paus so we can continue the fun.

ivan - I'm so glad you had a good time with the French! Not so sure you want a piroque though. They're hard to keep upright and you can't carry anything of substance in them, like a duck blind, etc.

Thanks for the title comment. I love it too - it kinda captures the essence of the book.

Kelly Parra said...

Am I too late? I wasn't sure if I was supposed to add more or if you edited it. =D In case you didn't here's another adj and noun...

tall
nail polish

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Name of friend - Mike
Noun - laptop
Adjective - huge
Noun - camera
Adjective - stinky
Adjective - busy
Name of Friend (Female) - Sally
Adjective - hilarious
Nonsense Word - hockamunga
Noun - rocking chair
Verb Ending in "ing" - strutting
Same Person (Female) - Sally
Adjective -silly
Adverb - happily
Prestigious Award - Pulitzer

 
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