This morning, for some reason, I recalled that I wrote a rap/song that helped me memorize the digits of pi out to 100. I was bored on a plane.
Also, I have found myself sitting in a middle seat next to an elderly man in a turban who was doing everything in his power to remain calm. He did a pretty good job. It wasn't until final approach that I realized he white knuckled the entire flight.
One time I caught myself laughing out loud at the reading material on my Kindle. It was the OSS Simple Sabotage Field Manual.
On a commuter flight from Vail to Denver, I had a conversation with the leader of a famous Wall Street firm. Coming back from vacation with his daughters, he was reading an history of ancient Rome and gave me his card when I mentioned my company. I never called.
I rode first class from San Jose to Burbank late one afternoon. I had not eaten all day but had a couple beers and some melatonin. Sleepy, I stood up to go the the lavatory and promptly dead fainted in the aisle. The stewardess said I just missed my slamming my head on an armrest.
At DFW, we were next to land when the landing gear collapsed on the plane directly in front of us. It was a wind-sheary day, and we pulled up very quickly.
I have sat on a runway at LaGuardia for 4 hours. They gave us water and peanuts. I listened to Channel 9, but could not fall asleep.
I've been in airport freezes and evacuations at EWR, IAH and PHX, and I have lost two knives and one cigar lighter to TSA.
When I went to Bermuda on vacation with my new girlfriend. Security at the airport seemed to know her. I didn't understand why I was strip searched, but they showed me small weird things from her purse and asked me to identify them. I had no idea what they were talking about.
The worst airline in the world is Frontier, followed closely by Spirit. The best I've flown is Virgin, when they first started followed closely by Jet Blue. My favorite airport is Dulles and my least favorite was Stapleton, by a longshot.