Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Up in The Air...?

I haven't actually seen the movie myself, but I know that it's a heart-wrenching movie, especially for people like me who travel some 30-odd weeks out of the year... I don't know if I will actually ever go see it, because my friend, who is one of the toughest guys I have ever met, related to much to the movie that he cried and walked out of the movie. Must have been George Clooney...
Anyway, the general idea of the movie was passed unto me, and I have decided that this year, I am going to keep a running log of how many miles I fly. First class, economy, it doesn't matter to me. I am pretty easy when it comes to flying, thankfully because my legs are so short and I have the ability to sleep anywhere at any time, in any position. I could have been an opossum in another life... That having been said... I definitely PREFER first or business class, but only when it makes sense. If I am flying overseas to a large event, or if the flight is more than four hours long. I can entertain myself for four hours sitting straight up, maybe in yet another life I had to endure torture by the hands of the Spanish Inquisition, who knows?
My first trip by plane this year had me headed to the White House in Washington, D.C. as many of you can recall. It was great to have the (victorious) Solheim Cup Team back together to wreak havoc and what have you, and meeting the President of the United States was amazing, and such an honor. I then took a charter to NYC from there, where I had a fantastic lunch with the buyer for Barnes & Noble. The lunch went fantastically, and I had such a great time! I was meant to only in the city for about 24 hours, but because things were running so tight, the lunch took ten minutes longer than anticipated, and my cabbie decided to take the local route (still furiously shaking my fist at her for that choice), I ended up missing my check-in back to Florida by about ten minutes. Suffice to say the success of the lunch was more than enough for me to not mind. I ended up getting a chair massage, a manicure, a pedicure, having a panini and sitting at my computer to pass the time. I have no problem being in an airport terminal for long periods of time, so long as there is a place for me to sit, a plug for my computer, and my headphones are in. I eventually caught the 8:30 flight, and made my way back down the East Coast. 
The second trip I have made this year, I am still taking part in. It's business, it is, even if it IS in Jamaica.
I am helping out with the Mojo 6 Tournament that will be held here in stunning Montego Bay, Jamaica, April 13-16. I am also headed to Atlanta in about an hour, and then onwards to Orlando for four days, then to LA before heading to Bangkok for the start of the LPGA season! Whoop whoop!! 
Ok, so that puts my mileage accumulation (looking at emails and whatnot...) 
PBI-DCA-     858 miles
DCA-LGA-   213 miles
JFK-PBI-       1028 miles
MCO-MBJ-   720 miles
2819 miles so far. It's been a very slow start to my year, travel-wise, so here we go!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Christina, my wife is a flight attendant for Delta, you are probably on second to her in miles but with the LPGA tour as far flung as it is this year you are going to rack up some miles. Do you use Trip-it? It will tally all your miles for you and can likely post them to your blog. there is a good app for iPhone or BB as well.

    I was a marshal at the Womens Open this past year and intentionally volunteered for the practice rounds as well as one Saturday; I wanted to see the girls having fun with the crowds and to watch how they prepared for the event. Cant tell you how impressed I was with your attitude towards life and the fun you have with it, you danced and jumped and were really nice to the fans that approached you. I am always looking for people who I can share with my teen daughter as real life examples of what it means to be a contributing member of society. I find them all over the place, you are one of them. I shared your tweet last night with her about "foul language and not rolling that way", I have become a big fan of yours not just for your golfing skills but for how you seem to handle life, you do well, you do good and you have fun doing it.

    Keep it up, good luck!



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