Flying Home

Flying Home by Lionel Hampton is one of those classic jazz songs that, when played at a dance, you just can’t help yourself—you have to get up and dance. It’s quite fantastic.

As you may have guessed, astute reader, I am back home in Eagle Mountain, Utah. I’m exhausted. The flight itself was about 4.5 hours. It felt like it was a lot longer, though I did talk to the guy next to me quite a bit. He was cool. I mostly listened to an audio book though. The book was called The Opal Deception, which is a part of the Artemis Fowl series. Fun books. I’m far too lazy/tired to make links out of those at the moment so if you’re at all interested you’ll have to actually do the searching yourself. I know that’s asking a lot of you, but really I didn’t ask anything of you so it’s actually not asking anything of you at all. Uh… ok I’m moving on.

I flew Delta, non-stop from JFK to SLC (non-stop is the only way to go!). The airplane was a bigger, newer airplane of some kind. It had a 7 in the number. 700? 770? 777? Something like that. There was a monitor in the back of each seat on which you could watch movies, live TV via satellite, play games against other passengers, and see a live map of where above planet earth the plane was currently along with other information. On the flight to New York I browsed the TV channels and played trivia for a while. This time, I just sat there, listening to my book, intermittently talking to the guy next to me.

It’s good to be back in Utah again. I’m not entirely certain how long I’ll be here before moving to New York for good, but I’m guessing it’ll be at least a few weeks. I’ll figure that out later. Right now, all I can think about is sleeping in my own bed tonight! I’m pretty much super stoked about it.

Edited to add: I think I edited this 6 times after posting it to get the date right. I’m writing this just before midnight on Nov. 8. First the time settings were wrong in wordpress so it was showing up with a Nov. 9th date. So I changed the settings, then then changed the post to the 7th, then edited some other post and changed its date, then tried changing this one again and failed, and then failed again, and now finally have it right. I really need sleep.

Utah, Jazz Music, New York, Travel


  1. Beth That sounds like a pretty awesome plane. I hope I get one like that next time I fly. I hope you find/found an apartment that works for you!