Friday, July 23, 2010

I. Hate. Flying. Standby.

Last night, I was so excited to hop on a plane to see my family in Grand Rapids, MI. Since it's such a small town, tickets there are not cheap to say the least. My father in law is a pilot for United and we decided to fly standby to save about $500.00 in tickets. I was so confident that my husband and I would get on a plane with no problems. I mean who in the hell visits Grand Rapids, Michigan, right? Apparently everyone. We missed the direct flight as it was overbooked by 10 people. We then proceeded to try and catch two flights to Chicago and were number 36 and 37 on the standby list! After six hours at the airport, we headed back home thinking we'd have a better chance this morning. Wrong. When we checked the numbers for the morning flights, they were twice as bad as last nights.

I am so bummed that we weren't able to get to Michigan. My mom moved there about 2 years ago and my entire family lives there and I miss them all so much. I wish tickets there didn't cost an arm and a leg.

Today, after learning that there was a snowball's chance in hell getting to MI, we headed to the casinos in Black Hawk, Colorado for for a little fun on our vacation day. The hubs lost $110.00 and I lost $15.00. It's not as fun playing at a casino when you're losing, that's for damn sure.

Tomorrow, we are going to go see Inception. I am very excited to see it. It's gotten wonderful reviews so far. Have you seen it yet? What did you think?

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! I'll leave you with an OOTD...

The Lowdown...

Dress: Nordstrom, old (buy similar here)
Cardigan: H.I.P. Ruched Sleeve Cardigan (buy here)
Shoes: Steve Madden Ulltra Pump (buy here)
Belt: Nordstrom, not online (buy similar here)
Necklace: Francesca's Collections, not online (buy similar here)


  1. Sorry about the lack of seats!

    Looking good and have fun tomorrow!:D
    Beauty. Fashion. Interior Design.
    & Life According to Marie.

  2. Awwww sorry you couldn't visit the fam :(
    Hopefully you'll get a chance sometime soon.
    Your outfit looks great!!!
    And lastly, I'm going to see Inception tonight too :)

  3. I just got back from visiting my own family in the metro Detroit area, and even though it's a larger city than G.R., I could not BELIEVE the crowds on my plane! Had no clue so many people flew to Michigan!

    Seeing Inception tonight myself!:)


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