Friday, June 24, 2011

We're All Stuck

I am currently sitting on the floor of Chicago Midway International Airport, listening to The Black Key’s “Tighten Up” and blogging. All 8 of us to-be Cornellians, plus Ms. Neal, have been here since 9 AM today because our 10:50 flight to Detroit, (which is where we were originally going to transfer to an Ithaca- bound plane), was cancelled.

It is 12:54 PM now and in the last 30 minutes I have caught myself in the midst of falling asleep at least 10 times. I am actually feeling rather relaxed though—it’s been nice being silly and bonding with the rest of my cohorts. Genevieve taught me a secret language and Nick and I spent a lot of time saying words backwards. It’s all good.

Anyways, that’s all for now—we are heading downstairs to pick up our luggage. It looks like we'll be staying in Chicago tonight. I was really looking forward to reaching Cornell and having the dinner that was scheduled tonight, but at the same time, I can't complain about staying for even just one more night in this wonderful city.


  1. Teri,

    What is it about our Cornell cohorts that you all never want to leave the midwest? Last year they spent 23 hours in O'Hare and now you folks are going to spend maybe as long before heading farther east. At least you get to spend some time in a hotel instead of on the floor of an airport.

    And what's this about a secret language? Do you know how delusional this sounds? You've been stuck there too long, Teri, and it's affecting your grasp on reality. You have less than a day to recover, Teri, before you have to rejoin the real world at Cornell. Suck it up and learn to cope. At the very least you need to make sure you don't write about your trips to fantasy land.

  2. Don,

    I've learned that there are different ways of coping to different situations for different people, and one of those methods is by maintaining a positive attitude and being optimistic.