Friday, November 18, 2011

I hate flying...


Aerobe (n):  A microorganism that can live and grow only where free oxygen is present.

I am almost ready for my vacation. Very excited, but I hate flying. I've flown so many times, and I hate flying. I will say my Hail Mary's and still hate flying. Did I mention I hate flying? I'm one of those people you don't want to sit beside on a plane. I will not take off my seat belt. I will not go to the bathroom, I will grip the handles on the takeoff and landing until my knuckles are white. I hate flying and I'm only doing it because of my family and because I need a vacation more than hate flying.

I have to take a good few shots at the airport's bar before going on an airplane, just so I can get on. I always sit at the back of the plane, because studies show that's the part that get's left behind should you crash on takeoff or landing. Just writing about this makes me think I'm jinxing myself. There's nothing in the world I hate more than flying.

Yes, the probability of getting into a car accident is much higher than being in a plane crash, but tell that to the people who survived a plane crash. Plus, you're in control of your own vehicle and can't control the plane and we all know I have control issues :)

And, it's not like you can stop in the air to pull over. I wish we could just teleport like in Star Treck. Ok, I think I can start drinking now...

So, having said that, here are the blogs for this Friday.

1. Smashwords: useful updates for writers, agents, publishers w.r.t. ebook publishing.

2. Trac Changes: I only discovered this blog this week. There's a great post on the trends in YA cover design.

3. JA Konrath: I know I've mentioned Joe before, but I had to mention his blog again, specifically the latest post. Newbie writers beware! There are many changes going on in the publishing industry. Get all of your information before making decisions or signing contracts, paying for things you can get done for free or cheaper.

Okay, time to go zip up the suitcases. I will be away all week next week, and unless I'm able to find a computer where I'm at, I won't be able to blog (and I think my husband would kill me if I blogged on a family vacation). We'll see if I can get enough beer into him, perhaps he won't notice, but I'm not promising anything. Worst case scenario, my next post will be up on Nov 28th, with an update.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Enjoy your trip!
I hate flying as well. Still hoping someone will invent the teleporter in my lifetime.

Annalisa Crawford said...

I know how you feel, but I hope you enjoy yourself when you get there!

Fairday Morrow said...

I am with you! I hope you have a great trip and safe flights there and back! I panic throughout the whole flight and I hate when people lean their chairs back. It makes me very stressed out!


Mohamed Mughal said...

Here's hoping that the flight went well....and that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

Annalisa Crawford said...

Hi Marta, hope you enjoyed the trip. I've left an award for you on my blog - stop by and check it out!

Nisa said...

You must really need that vacation. Oh man... I'm so sorry you hate to fly that much. I love it, but I'm still behind those teleportaion devices. Seeing the world even faster? Yes, please!

Thanks for the links!