Tags: new york

Travel - Luggage

She packed my bags last night, preflight. Zero hour, 9am. And I'm gonna be high as a kite by then...

I would like it noted that on a single flight from New York to Los Angeles, humans are exposed to as much radiation (in the form of gamma rays) as a chest X-ray*.

By this standard, I will partake in approximately two chest X-rays over the next 32 days. Do you think airport security will let me bring a lead blanket?

I'm beginning to rethink my frequent flyer status...

- The helium we use (for balloons or to make voices sound funny) is a product of alpha particle radioactive decay.
- Hot springs are a product of radioactive decay at the Earth's core.
- And coal power plants give off more radiation than nuclear power plants because we shield the nuclear plants so well, but don't worry about the side effects from the coal plants.

Radioactivity totally creeps me out.

*Source: Conceptual Chemistry textbook.

And Jesus, he wants to go to Venus, leavin' Levon far behind...

I'm about to head to Spring Hill, so I figured I'd post before I go under the radar (remember: internet is nonexistent at my sister's house). I'll have to take my laptop to Mama's house at some point this week.

However, I am uber excited because last night I purchased airline tickets for my Winter Break travels! Yay!

Tampa -> Chicago (ORD)
Saturday, December 15

Chicago (ORD) -> Tampa
Monday, December 24

Tampa -> New York (LGA)
Sunday, December 30

New York (LGA) -> Tampa
Sunday, January 6

I was able to find non-stop flights for both legs, and they didn't cost me an arm and a leg (maybe just a couple of toes). It was looking sketchy for a while there, and I was concerned about a possible layover in Philadelphia, but all panned out for the best and now I have a killer vacation planned!

[Note: I'll probably edit this post later and to give a more fully realized itinerary of my whole Winter Break.]