Thursday, September 11, 2008

Redneck Goes to Washington - Hussy Hanah Follows

Well after re-booking my flights, I'm headed to Dulles Airport in Washington DC. This is the closest I think I've been or shall I say, wanted to be to our President, and I'm not sure if he's even Home!

The travel via the airport was pretty good. This was my first travel with my "New IPod!" Hibbey has brought me into the 21st century! All my music at my finger tips! Swwweettt! Having lost sleep due to Gustav, I plugged those puppies in, ripped off the knob, and Slept the entire way!!! (I was doing my imitation of Mark Phelps!) I highly recommend everyone get one. Of course, you run the chance of missing out on a conversation with your seating partner, which sometimes, is not a bad thing.

Arriving in the "Historic Charles Town", I was greeted by plenty of smiles, as the Agilysys team was Happy to see me. And I them. I got to meet and greet the new Agilysys person - Diana Erickson - now, you talk about my accent!? She is a real nice person, and funny too. I'm attaching a picture of us at the front desk counter. Only we know if she was standing on a box???? Or was it Brandon? Thanks Diana for the laughter and memories. Now just who won the smoking contest? Peggy started it!!!!

We headed to what I now know, our permanent watering hole - Ruby Tuesdays. It turned into Ruby Wednesdays, Ruby Thursdays, and Ruby Fridays! Well, we broke in all 3 bartenders during our travel to make the infamous Rum Smashes. The votes are in, Thursdays employee made the Top List!
For all the Rum Smash fans, you'll love this: Friday, they were setting up alittle lounge in the corner of the lobby. As I kept passing by through-out the day, I would inquire on the inventory, "do you have Creme de Noyeaux?", yes. Another pass would reveal the inventory included, "Creme de Banana". By the time 4:pm arrived, they had all of the ingredients - wwwhhhheeewww!

There were several of us that hadn't eaten all day, so we went to "Fabulous Fridays" and ate. On our way back, we decided we would do our due diligence and check out the lobby scene. Propping myself on the new bar stool, I requested the drink. After rattling off the ingredients, and ended with Shaken not stirred", I was met with "State law says that you can only serve one ounce of liquor in a drink!" What???? So it seems if your ever in a Casino in West Virginia, you will not get a "Long Island Ice Tea". An Apple martini was had, and I headed up to organize my room and suit case.

I was awaken by the TV stating, "we just encountered our first feeder band", just where am I???? Hussy Hannah was starting to effect the east coast. Contacting Delta, I was able to rebook my flight to get out before the weather set in. On driving to the airport under the cover of darkness, and in a delirious state I had to laugh, as the radio announcer stated, We are under a tropical storm warning! I thought only in the south.

Arriving in Gulfport, my bag did not make it. Now, my bag when weighed in at Washington, weighed 37lbs. (Hard to believe, but true) Now I am well over 37lbs overweight, and I was able to make it from one terminal to the other to catch my flight. My bag did not. Why is that? Hmmmm.

Helpful hints from Heloise - "when you have a smell in your vehicle, and need to get rid of it - place charcoal briquettes out, and it will soak up the moisture and odor. It works!!!! Now, I do have enough charcoal on the floor of my car to "grill a steak" when I remove it. As my mother always said " waist not want not"...... so I'm grilling Wednesday! Take care and until next travel time.........

Peace Out!

1 comment:

Kevin said...

Your like a minstrel, traveling town to town spreading the good word of rum smasshes. Bless you
Oh and where is the picture?