Soooooo

I finally made it to London! We took off at about 1:30 am and I arrived just before 1 pm London time.  Now if all goes well Mr.K should be meeting me in the hotel any minute. And he is here!

Sooooooo, the rumor mill was ablaze last night in the poor peoples airport lounge. The word in terminal 55 as told by the older british lady is as follows: Older british lady heard that the ex Pakistani president was scheduled to be on our flight from another passenger on our flight who was drinking with the ex Pakistani president in the VIP lounge pre flight. All of a sudden ex Pakistani president fled  Newark airport, creating a huge uneasyness with the TSA, since our flight was already classified as high risk due to the fact that we were transporting the ex Pakistani president over the Atlantic. So increased security screenings were ordered for our plane, these security screenings usually only take 2 hours according to the man behind the Virgina Atlantic counter, but ours took about 4.

After security had been called to our gate about 50 billion times and they unloaded and reloaded all of our baggage we were finally allowed to board the plane. As soon as we were all buckled in and the cabin doors were shut our lovely captain got on the PA and announced the reason why our flight was delayed,. apparently during the security check traces of explosives were found on all the food and beverage carts. This is bad, so the TSA called in the bomb squad, and explosive sniffing dogs and our entire plane along with all of our baggage had to be checked our by both the bomb squad and sniffer dogs. I thought this announcement would send some people into a panic demanding to be let off the plane, but nope no one seemed to care, including me. We all just wanted to get this ship moving across the Atlantic. And across the Atlantic we went.

May 26, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

London Calling

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London is calling, unfortunatly I am unable to answer it! I am stuck at the airport due to ongoing security delays, awesome. Not only am I stuck here, but I have to listen to announcements every 15 minutes about how how we are delayed and will be delayed for an indefinite amount of time. Great virgin atlantic thanks for the pointless updates the are interrupting my reading time. To top it all off the bar just did last call. Really airport bar, you are really going to announce last call when there is an entire airplane load of people here stranded waiting for their plane to leave. The only way this could be worse is if I were actually stuck on the plane. Wait that might actually be better since then I would be able to take my advil pm and knock myself out and wake up in wonderful london.

Instead here I sit eating an entire bag of m&ms freezing and frusterated. But my words are powerful so I will announce to the world that my plane will begin boarding NOW!!

May 26, 2010. Tags: , , . Travel. Leave a comment.

Summertime in Korea

May 12, 2010

Tonight Mr. K and I did a korean themed cooking class with JR and IS at the culinary center at Whole Food on Bowery. The menu had me a bit worried a lot of pig and cow, beef being something that I do not eat unless I’m feeling adventurous! On the menu were pork dumplings, cold buckwheat noodle soup, korean BBQed short ribs and Korean sundaes. Everything was soooooo yummy! I even sampled some of the short ribs. Our table scarfed down everything! JR and IS made great cooking partners, entertaining us with stories from their Morocco trip and IS’s new “sesame cucumber fragrance”. It was a lot of fun!

At some point in the conversation turned to, well I’m not quite sure what it turned to, but IS mentioned how he would love to go to Montana and Wyoming. Well he sure did pick the right state, as we all know Mr.K would probably marry WY if he could, then they could be together forever. Then a few weeks back JS was talking about a former flame and how he is really into mountain sports and would love the west, Wyoming would be right up his ally.  I find this interesting because before I met Mr.K I never thought about WY, let alone thought I would ever want to take a trip there. Now living/vacation in Wyoming seems to be one everyone’s brain. This makes me wonder if dude ranches and vast wilderness will soon replace Monaco and Seychelles for the “it” vacation spots, or at least become the new “it” vacation spots within the continental US. Are people trading lazy days on the beach for sporty mountain climbing vacations?? Mr.K and I have definetly taken our share of wilderness vacations treking from one town to another in AK, and then there is the upcoming mountain trek in Tanzania. Personally I like a nice mix of both!

May 14, 2010. Tags: , . Cooking, Events. Leave a comment.

Honeymoon Is On!

It’s official! We are honeymooning in Africa for three whole weeks! The deposit has been sent in and the itinerary finalized!

We have been finalizing plans and making adjustments for this trip for weeks, at times it never seemed like we would finish. The whole thing was a bit overwhelming. Waiting to hear back from Kenya to see of the lodging we wanted was available, trying to figure out which game reserves we wanted to go to, and waiting for Mr. K to hear back about his vacation time. In the end everything worked out! Now we just need to get our shots, pack our bags, and wait for the days to tick by!

Our itinerary is awesome! I started bouncing around in my chair the first time I looked it over. We are so very lucky! So here’s our trip hopefully we made the right choices:

day 1-2 Nairobi 

day 3-5 Samburu

day 6-8 Laikipia

day 9-12 Masai Mara

day 13-15 Trek up Mt. Meru

day 16 Arusha

day 17-22 Zanzibar

May 12, 2010. Tags: , , , . Events, Travel. Leave a comment.

Kentucky Derby Party

May 1, 2010

Our 3rd annual Kentucky Derby party was infield themed. What would be super appropriate for an infield themed derby party?? A KEG! Yes, folks that is right Mr. K and I have finally accomplished our dream of having a keg on our patio! But the keg we got wasn’t really a dream come true:( It was a foam monster. As I prepped veggies in the kitchen I watched as Mr. K brought in pitcher after of pitcher of foam, not a drop of liquid. This is how our keg performed for the majority of our party, it got a little better as the sun began to set, but not much. Our keg dreams turned out to be a bust.

Luckily we had plenty of back up booze: mint juleps, Arnold palmers, bourbon and more bourbon. We got a pretty good turn out now that we are in Jersey City and all – it’s a decent commute especially for those who live out in Queens.

I was happy with the derby party lots of bets were made, lots of people were able to sit on our couch (that no one spilled on!) and it was the most beautiful day we have had so far, not a drop of wind on the patio. No one drunkenly fell off the patio, but we did have one fall head first on to the patio, but she survived with minor cuts and bruises. So now we just sit back and relax till next year.

May 12, 2010. Tags: , . Events. Leave a comment.