Disappointing Maya Angelou

This is one of my all-time favorite quotes. It’s a unique blend of understanding, forgiveness, and responsibility.

Most days I can stick to this mantra (unless there is berry chantilly cake, Cadbury mini-eggs, or bourbon involved) and to the 4 agreements.

To paraphrase the Wylie Lama:

When I stick to those agreements, I have really good days.

About 9 months ago, I was scheduled to fly into Monterey (MRY) for an interview and we couldn’t land due to fog and gale force winds.

I almost died, but blogged about it instead (And have since then scheduled all fights out of San Jose.)

It’s a curious fact that 9 months is how long it takes to incubate a baby. And it’s also the same amount of time that it takes for one to forget the horrors of modern air travails (sic).

I was in SF last night for a full moon and an earthquake (Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs ought to record my songs), but only felt a slight urge to howl like a Wild Thing while standing in the jetway to board a plane for MRY– the second time.

I didn’t wait in a 2 hour line for the airline’s generous offer of a $67 hotel and breakfast voucher. Instead, I shared a taxi ride with 2 other ladies to the airport Holiday Inn, slept for about 3 hours before catching the airbus home.

This morning’s United flight out of MRY was cancelled. Seems they’re short a plane.

Note to self: YOU KNOW BETTER!

About Laura Alford, PhD

I'm a recent graduate of LSU (PhD in Accounting). In addition to academic research, I also write fiction on Tuesday nights with the Asilomar Writers.
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