20 hours in the air

I don’t understand why, no matter how much water I drink and how carefully I eat, I wind up getting sick on long flights.

When I flew to Africa six years ago I made the bonehead mistake of taking a pill to help me sleep and wound up sick as a dog for the last 12 hours of flying. So this time I didn’t take any drugs and made sure to drink tons of water. But at hour 17 found myself hunched over in the airplane bathroom, wondering if I was going to get sucked out of the little hole and shot into the atmosphere at 33,000 feet.

“Rob was a good husband and programmer. He crystallized before he hit terminal velocity.”

After 20 hours of flight I exited the plane to the smell of the humid African air and realized that the trip was worth it.

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2 comments ↓

#1 Adnan Masood on 07.23.05 at 7:31 am

Glad you made it safe and sound! Henry Kissinger said “There are only two reasons to sit in the back row of an airplane; either you have diarrhea, or you’re anxious to meet people who do” Henry Kissinger American political scientist. b.1923 and don’t forget to finish Dan Brown’s “Angels and Daemons”.

#2 rwalling on 08.23.05 at 9:33 am

Thanks for commenting…I think.