Monday, March 29, 2010

File Under: Be Careful What You Wish For

So, as you may or may not or maybe kinda sorta might recall that Scope was flying into town to romp away the wily weekend with me Thursday night…. right as FlashForward was ending.



What to do…. miss the last few all-important, nail-biting minutes of FlashForward (and, thus, not know quite what the heck is going on next week) to race to the airport to meet Scope on schedule…. or leave my tired, travel-worn, lovely fiancĂ© abandoned alone, and feeling unloved, in the cold, cruel, unflatteringly-lit airport for a few minutes while I finish watching that crack-like addictive show with my new best friend, Guilt, telling me what a cruddy fiancĂ©e I am the whoooooooooole stinkin’ time?

Tough call. No, really.

But, fortunately, fate or luck or karma or wish-granting-and-magic-wand-wielding Southwest Airlines fairies or something swooped in at the last minute and saved me from having to make my dreaded decision myself. You see, when I looked up Scope’s flight on SWA’s website I saw it was (….drum roll please….) delayed by ten minutes.

PERFECT!!!! I could see the whole show AND still get to the airport in time!!!! Woo-hoo!!!!

My Guilt and I hi-fived each other and then I plopped myself down on my couch in all my FlashForwardy bliss; gasping and startling and shouting things at the TV like, “OH MY GOD, THAT GUY IS A COMPLETE AND TOTAL FLIPPING PSYCHO!! I CAN’T BELIEVE I DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING!!”

But then it went all wrong. That harmless little ten minute delay which would have worked out sooooooooo nicely for me, Scope, and my Guilt, turned into an ugly thirty minute delay….

….which turned into a stinky fifty minute delay….

….which turned into an unfair hour delay….

….which turned into a whattheheckisgoingon???? hour and fifteen minute delay….

….and then some.

(Stupid overzealous Southwest Airlines flight-delay-wish-granting fairies!!!!)

Every time I looked at the flight status it got worse and worse and worse. I started wondering if something bad had happened: did his plane make an emergency landing in Omaha or what????


Scope didn’t set foot inside Sea-Tac Airport until almost 11 pm (1 am, his time) and he was EXHAUSTED…. and yet looking mightily dapper with his fresh, new look….

Mm-hmm. That Van Dyke beard he’d been sporting for a few years now has been shaven off, leaving his handsome face bare and—and ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE, that’s what!!!!!!!!!

And, please, is there ANYTHING on Earth that can match the UBERSPECTACULARNESS of that man’s smile?


The answer is no.

Case. Closed.


[….to be continued….]

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mo.stoneskin said...

So next time you'll just sit at home and watch an entire film before racing to the airport, right?

Candy's daily Dandy said...

hee hee hee...that's so stinkin' cute...

Scope said...

I told you that since I checked a bag this time, that there was no hurry.

And as anybody who is my friend on Facebook can tell you, I took the delays in stride. Or maybe notsomuch.

SkylersDad said...

i actually kind of liked the VanDyke, but that is coming from a guy who has had facial hair since he was 17...

Soda and Candy said...

Check out Scope lookin' all fresh faced!

The moral of the story is, always prioritize TV. Always.

BeckEye said...

You know, it's not just sex you can get on demand. You can get TV, too.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Yes, you tried to abandoned the gods of TV and look what happened. Sure they eventually forgave you but you need not be talking a chance with them again. And EVERY one knew Aaron was a loon. And we all know he is gonna find his kid anyways so that makes you kinda invincible when you know there are no conciquences for your actions. I hate to like this show too.

J.J. said...

And my mottos are alive and well...

"Hope for the best but expect the worst."


"If it's gonna happen, it's gonna happen to me."

But I'm absolutely positive that you made up for lost time. ; )

Scope looks fantastic! And about 10 years younger. Woo Hoo!

Cora said...

Mo: Well.... what film are we talking about? And is Johnny Depp in it?

Candy: :-)

Scope: I know you said that, but I just don't care - knowing you might be waiting at ye olde 'port all alone while I sat home watching TV just made me feel like a right old JERK. Being stuck in traffic or something would be a decent reason to make someone wait, but to watch TV? Nooooooo.

SkyDad: I like it because I can see more of his face this way. :-)

Soda & Candy: Perhaps that IS the moral. Go fig.

BeckEye: Sadly, I can't do that. I don't even have cable. Yeah, I'm THAT person. *hanging head in cheapskate shame*

Cal: It's addictive, isn't it???? I'm just afraid ABC will cancel it before we know anything REALLY GOOD since, last I heard, the ratings were dismal. Maybe if I keep blogging about it more people will watch, right? Yeah. Yeah....

JJ: Scope DOES look younger, doesn't he? That's what I said too. He looks AMAZING! But then again, he always did! :-)

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Well 'Flashback' will get cancelled because I got into it from the beginning. I never got into lost and look what a hit that has become. The networks need to hire me to NOT watch their shows.

I just have to say this too. Scope must feel like one of those gladiators after victory in the arena on 'Spartacus Blood and Sand' with the way you awesomely praise him all the time. If more women treated their manmeat the way you do there would sure be less disappointed 'Sandra Bullocks' in the world.