Put You To Bed When You've Had Too Much To Drink, I Could Be The Man Who Grows Old With You.

Hey Blogstalkers!

If you've read my most recent post then you know that Ryan whisked me away to Disney World last week as a surprise that fell unintentionally on Valentine's Day.  We spent part of the week and the entire weekend traipsing around the parks and now I'm back to tell you all about it.

Sadly, and really this is a very sad thing, we have arrived home somehow sans our little point-and-shoot camera that we used on the trip.  I've called the hotel and hopefully it turns up, until then, I have like zero real pictures of our trip.  But I do have thousands of head pictures, or memories as Ryan calls them.  And so today I'm going to share one of them with you.

Our journey to The Happiest Place On Earth started at Chicago O'Hare Airport.  Airport code ORD for some reason.  Once on the plane Ryan of course grabbed the window seat leaving me in the middle next to some random girl reading a large textbook which I took to mean she would probably be quiet.  I was fully prepared for an uneventful flight.

Then a guy wearing a Blackhawks Jersey walked up to the girl and said, "I don't want to be a douche, but I think you're in my seat."  Which, as it turns out, she was.  She apologized and switched to the seat across the aisle and sports-shirt-clad gentleman took his place beside me.

The guy was chatty-looking and thus I was worried he was going to try to talk to me about hockey and the only thing I know about hockey is that Duncan Keith* has no teeth (and I only remember that because it rhymes) so I turned to Ryan and whispered, "Switch seats with me."  And he was all, "No, why?"  "Because you have so much more in common with him than I do," I responded.  To which Ryan was like, "It's a plane ride Lauren, not a dating show."

In the end, Ryan was wrong again.

*Duncan Keith is a player on the Chicago Blackhawks and he seriously has NO TEETH.  Google Image that shit if you're not creeped out by gummy toothless mouths.

So I sighed and made a mental list of all of the hockey terms I know so that if worse came to worst I could at least say, "What are your feelings on face masks?"  I also tried to put together a little pun in my head using the phrase 'hockey stop' in which I would politely ask Mr. Hossa (I assume that was his last name as it was what was printed on the back of his jersey) to stop talking about hockey.

But my worries would go unfulfilled as thankfully it was not to me he turned.  But rather to the girl across the aisle.

Boy: Sorry to make you move seats like that.

Girl: Oh it's no problem, I was the one at fault.

Boy: What're you heading to Orlando for?

Girl: Just to visit an old friend for a couple of days.  It's an impromptu trip really, I just felt like a change of weather.  I'm Jasmine by the way.  **reaches her hand out to shake his**

Lauren's Inner Dialogue: OH MY GOD they are going to fall in love and her name is JASMINE and we are on a flight to Disney World.  Oh PLEASE let his name be Aladdin, please please please.  I'd even take Al as I realize Aladdin is a little far-fetched.  Am not crazy person.  OH think of the love story they could tell their grandkids....."  

I tried to communicate all of this to Ryan by elbowing him and raising my eyebrows and doing little head tilts toward Jasmine and probably-Aladdin but he just gave me this look.




Boy: I'm (name that was not Aladdin that I do not remember, Harriet or something) it's nice to meet you.

Girl: It's really nice to meet you too.

They then proceeded to have a nice little 2.5 hour conversation where he found out that she has to special order her shoes because her feet are two different sizes and she found out that he likes hockey.  Halfway through they turned it into a real date by ordering drinks at 10AM because as they philosophized, it was five'o'clock somewhere.

Because of the drinking they each got up several times to use the washroom.  I studiously gauged overlap times and was relieved to find that it was impossible that they had joined The Mile High Club.  Because THAT is not a good love story.

Near the end of the flight he pretended to look at his phone (which was clearly off because, PLANE) and made some remark about not being able to check into his hotel until four and needing to kill some time before then.  Jasmine bit though and pretended her friend had music class for the whole afternoon anyway while secretly making plans in her head to call said friend and be like, "Hey Ariel it's me, Jazzy Lee, you know, your friend with the two different sized feet?  Anyway I'm going to be a bit late getting to your place today I met the CUTEST guy on the plane.   He likcs hockey.  And me, he also likes me.  What? No I haven't been drinking."

So they decided to kill some time together after the plane landed.  And I was practically bouncing in my seat and whispering things to Ryan like "best plane movie EVER."

After disembarking from the aircraft I saw them walking slowly away together down the terminal.  She was swaying a little either from the fact that the song So This Is Love was playing in her head or from the three Jose Cuervo plane margaritas and he was smiling.

And then I realized that I didn't know how their movie ended.  Was it to be Enchanted, something truly special for her to write about in her Princess Diary or would one of them turn out to be a Dumbo, a real Frankenweenie who ruined the whole Tangled affair? Alas, since Ryan said it would be rude for me to chase after them and give them my phone number and ask them to text me relationship updates, I shall never know.

Sometimes at night now though I picture elderly Mr. and Mrs. Hossa sitting on the couch telling their grandchildren the story of how they met.  "She was sitting in my seat," he starts with the practiced air of one telling a story for the thousandth time.  She takes her cue and sighs, "So he turned to me and our eyes locked and he spoke the first words he ever said to me...I don't want to be a douche."

Now THAT is a good love story.

Any good plane stories to tell me Blogstalkers?  Or how about a good love story?

P.S. I fully realize that Hossa is not actually his last name.

P.P.S Ryan started his own Twitter account this last week to share with the world all of the ridiculous one-off things I do that don't make the blog.  He's @RGFilingJointly if you're a Twitter person.  But prepare to be sorely disappointed.  He's terrible at Twitter.

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  1. Best plane story ever!

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    1. Thanks! It was fun to experience.

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  2. I've always wanted to have awesome conversations with strangers on a plane that ends up with us being best friends. Or befriending the pilot to where he lets me sit in the cockpit and i can act all cool and pretend to act like i know what all the buttons do. But alas, it hasnt happened yet. But its totally on my bucket list. One day!

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    1. I got to go to the cockpit once! When I was little. And I got the real "Wings" pin not the crappy plastic ones they used to give kids before pins were not allowed on planes. There are TONS of buttons.

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  3. One time I forced my copy of the DaVinci code on a much older man that I was sitting next to because he WOULD NOT stop talking to me.
    I of course had an extra book, so I read that and pointedly ignored him for the rest of the flight.

    This story is not as good as yours.
    But I was 15, and he was probably 60.

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    1. Oh yikes, I probably would have just pretended to be asleep for however long the flight was!

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  4. I'm glad you had fun in Orlando...you were only an hour away from me and...okay that was going to start sounding creepy since we don't really know each other. I mean I just follow your blog and you can read my facebook page...but still...that counts right...

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    1. Haha I promise I'm not creeped out. I actually ran into someone that recognized me at Disney!

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  5. Michelle2/19/2013

    That was an adorable story and the most fun-sounding people watching ever! You have to try and find out what happened with them! Use your blogging fame to find them!

    Can't wait to hear more of your Disney adventures!

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    1. I know! I'm just trying to remember what they look like so that if I ever see one of them again in Chicago I can be all rude and question them about their love life. A good bet would probably be starting at the Blackhawks games.

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  6. You. are. hysterical. So glad you are back!

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  7. I'm going to pretend they didn't find a rent-by-the-hour room and do the horizontal bop for 20 minutes (plus drunken clothes removal and possibly a nasty accidental forehead high five) and imagine it was true love as well.

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    1. Oh totally. True Love. Not the other thing.

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  8. Hilarious! I was on a business trip in Los Angeles and my coworker and I decided to go to a Dodgers game. You know how they always do the "Kiss Cam" during sporting events? Well they were showing several couple kissing and stopped on this one cute young couple. He looks at her anda gets down on one knee. It's obvious that this was planned and that Dodger Stadium knew he was proposing. Anyways...he gets down on one knee and asks her to marry him. She starts to freak out and runs off! IThe poor guy looked so upset and he is standing there with the whole thing on the jumbotron. I kept telling my friend that I needed closure on their relationship and had to find out what was going on. She did stop me from seeking them out as it was impossible to tell where they were sitting. Luckily towards the end of the game the announcer came back on the jumbotron and announced that the girl had indeed said yes and the guy looked sooo happy! Everyone starting cheering like crazy for the poor guy who almost got dumped on the Dodgers Jumbotron!!

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    1. Ahhhhhh!!!! I totally would have needed closure too. That's such a fun story though! That being said, I would probably react the same way to being proposed to on a Jumbotron.

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  9. Sharon2/19/2013

    This story was worth the wait. AWESOME!!

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  10. That's an awesome story! My plane stories....when I was 14, and my first time flying, I got violently air sick next to a super hot guy in a suit. I was so mortified that I made them change my seat for the rest of the flight. It was not awesome. Oh and when I was flying home from Hawaii a couple years ago, I caught a bad cold while I was there and had an asthmatic coughing fit during takeoff which could have been cured with a quick sip of water and a cough drop, which of course, was in my bag overhead. I kept getting those glares from everyone and wanted to melt into my seat until I could run to the bathroom and cry as soon as the seatbelt sign turned off.

    I want my next plane story to be awesome like yours and not involve me being ill.

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    1. I swear when you are a teenager embarrassing things only happen in the vicinity of handsome fellows. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that your next flight goes off swimmingly!

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  11. Best airplane story: A nice guy at Air Tran who looked just like Mr. Incredible (and was even wearing a Mr Incredible name tag) upgraded my friend and I to FIRST CLASS on our trip to Disney World a few years ago.

    Worst airplane story: I was 5 months pregnant and sitting in the middle seat. My 6'4" husband was on one side of me and a random man was on the other. The other guy was probably 350 pounds and literally overflowed from his seat, over my arm rest and into my area. He was so large that he couldn’t put down the little tray in front of him, so he balanced his family-sized boxes of Pizza Hut wings and cheese breadsticks on his stomach and then proceeded to eat every one of them within about 6 inches of my face.

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    1. Best: SO JEALOUS. That is awesome. I've never been upgraded.

      Worst: Food smells on planes are the worst for me because I have such a sensitive nose, I can not even imagine how that was for you as a pregnant lady. Holy crap that's bad.

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    2. Worst: That's making me gag just thinking about it. So gross.

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  12. Its not really a juicy story but its something I will never forget. When I was little, the small plane we were on was heavy on one side so they asked people to switch seats. My parents volunteered for this. I was about 10 and I ended up sitting away from my parents, but next to a marine in uniform. When the plane took of I got really scared and he held my hand. And once the plane was in the air he got up and retrieved a teddy bear from the overhead storage. The flight was only an hour and as it was preparing to land again, he gave me the teddy bear to hold so I wouldn't be scared. And once we got to the terminal, I ran to him to give back the teddy bear and he said to keep it. And then he gave me a hug.
    It's funny because when we went to pick up our bags, my brother was there in his uniform picking up me and my parents, and as I was telling him the story of the teddy bear, the marine and my brother both saluted each other.

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    1. Ok I LOVE that story! That's so sweet. I want to like, steal that story for myself and pretend I was the little girl. But I won't. Because I am polite.

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    2. Oh man. This just made me tear up a little. So sweet!

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    3. Wow, that is a great story!

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    4. Okay, that's got me tearing up a little. Best airplane story ever!

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    5. Michelle2/20/2013

      What an amazing story! I loved reading it, Jenna!

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  13. Oh wait, I just remembered a total "Lauren" story -- I flew to a conference in Georgia one year and just happened to be on the plane with some other ladies going to the conference. I know this because they were LOUD and obnoxious and I hated them on sight. So, I ignored them the entire time and read my book. Fast forward to when I was checking into the hotel and the main loud woman totally called me out as being on the plane with them and "why didn't I say anything if you were coming to the SAME CONFERENCE!? OMG!"

    Of course, I then ended up running into her at every single class and meal time AND we were on the same plane ride home too. What are the chances?! AWKWARD!

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    1. Loud people on a plane are the worst. Well loud drunk people are the worst but loud people are pretty bad. I don't mind crying babies because I know the parents are stressed out and trying to fix it but loud adult people are super annoying.

      And OF COURSE they were on your flight home. That is how these situations work.

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  14. Ryan is clearly wrong here. It would NOT have been rude to track them down and asked them to keep you informed. I mean...you could have been the maid of honor in their Disney World wedding...DUH, RYAN.

    Can't wait to hear if they found your camera!

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    1. I know! I was there the first time they met!

      And me too, it's a bummer. But at least it wasn't my super nice camera.

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  15. Not a plane story, but I met my boyfriend when he wandered over to my bench and asked if there was a plug behind it for his computer (We were both college students at the time) to which I grudgingly replied yes. I wasn't thrilled with the idea of sharing my bench for one day muchless the whole quarter. He sat there every day for 10 weeks saying nothing but "hi" and "have a good day". The next quarter he showed up there again to my surprise and we start to talk a bit and get to know each other. It took him (and me) 10 months from that first day to do anything together other than sit on that bench together. Ironically we just passed our 10 month anniversary :)

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    1. That's awesome! I do love a good love story.

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  16. Brian ALWAYS snags the window seat. Always.

    I once met a guy at ORD. We had coffee at the airport. We chatted via text/phone conversations for a while after that, but it never went anywhere else. Not a very good love story, but it was kind of interesting way to meet someone.

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    1. What is it with boys and the window seat? Ryan says he leans his head against it to sleep and since I don't sleep on planes I get the middle seat. But just one time I would like to be by the window.

      Definitely an interesting way to meet someone!

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    2. Oh man! Brian says the exact same thing to me about the winder.

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    3. Agh! Window. I meant window.

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    4. Since your name is Quirky Chrissy, "winder" just kind of works.

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    5. Honestly thought that winder was just you spelling out the way you may pronounce it. My family says winder. If that helps.

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    6. Thanks for the back up ladies. Much appreciated. :)

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  17. When I was 14 I flew by myself for the first time ever. I'd traveled caravan style with my BFF's family as they moved out of state and had to fly home. I had my discman (because I'm old), my Offspring t-shirt (grunge phase), and cried the whole flight home. I'm sure the lady next to me had me on suicide watch or something.

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    1. Ohhhh poor angsty young Katie!

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    2. It was so sad! I didn't know how to groom my eyebrows yet either, and they're exceptionally sinister when left to their own devices. Tragic really. Luckily, I was way too lazy for makeup, or I'd have looked like The Crow by the time we landed. I've only recently made up with the state of Maryland as a result of it stealing my BFF (who has since moved.)

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  18. That's a great story...you totally should've chased after them. I am dying to know what happens next.

    I have no good plane stories that I can recall. I once was on a flight from Boston to Los Angeles that BJ Novak (from the Office) was on. I spent a lot of the flight trying to decide if this made me more or less safe...like the plane definitely wouldn't crash because a celebrity was on it or the plane was more likely to crash because a celebrity was on it and that makes for good story. I then jumped to all the celebrities who died in plane crashes and mostly could only come up with singers, so I figured I was safe because he is not a singer. Welcome to my mind, it's a scary place up in here.

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    1. That would have been a good time to make The Office or Ryan references!!!!!

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  19. I love how you automatically started relating everything about them to Disney movies.

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  20. Emily Mo2/19/2013

    Many years ago, I was taking my then 4 year old daughter to see my parents in Galveston. She had the window seat, I was in the middle and some random man was in the aisle seat. About half way through the flight, my daughter asked me (in that not-so-quiet 4 year old voice) 'Mom, what's a dildo?' I wanted to DIE

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    1. Ha ha haaaa! That's even better then the time we were at my husband's grandfather's funeral and my son who was about 3 at the time and sitting on my lap said very loudly "Mommy farted". I swear to Dog I did not fart!

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  21. Awesome story and I can't believe it but I actually googled that shit! *toothless grin*

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  22. At least you didn't get stuck next to the silent but deadly farter. Imagine that on a flight from Seattle to Atlanta....

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  23. A) Of course I totally had to google image the toothless hockey player, but now I'm confused as to whether the pictures WITH teeth were before or after.

    B) I hope you're writing a book, because only you could make an unremarkable morning of sort-of-eavesdropping into a riveting love story that I actually finish reading...

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    1. most hockey players are toothless and wear dentures so they can take them off during games and put them back on for special occasions. that's what someone told me once. I'm pretty sure even Wayne Gretzky is missing a few teeth.

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  24. That is awesome. I would have had the hardest time containing myself! Hilarious post as usual! I'm glad you're back!

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  25. Heather G2/19/2013

    I'd absolutely need closure on their story!! My own story: On a flight years ago I noticed a super cute boy one row ahead of me across the aisle, rather then talk to him like a normal person, I threw pretzels at him, (who knows what I was thinking, I was only 17!). Much to my disappointment he never even turned around after being hit squarely in the back a few times by my pretzel missiles. The next day I made friends with a girl I met at the beach who just happened to be staying in the same hotel as I was. Lo and behold that cute boy was her older brother, eight years of dating later, we're engaged (finally!!!!) and planning our wedding!! Years after we started dating I found out that he never turned around on the plane because he thought I was making fun of him!

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  26. Anonymous2/19/2013

    Many years ago on a flight to Orlando my daughter and I were seated next to an Asian man. Since we had just watched "Big Bird in China" my daughter said "Ohio"(a little Sesame Street song-Ohio means good morning that's my favorite one)as soon as we sat down. The man barely spoke English, but I tried to explain. When I said "Big Bird" he smiled. He had a young son. He gave her a phone card, which we still hacve and tell the story often.

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  27. That is a great plane story! All the best love stories start with "I don't want to be a douche..." I'm so glad it was you who was sitting next to them and could tell us all about it!

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  28. Oh my gosh! You should totally use the Twitter to track down Jasmine and Aladdin. Surely someone in Twitterville knows who the guy was that was wearing a Hassa Blackhawks jersey on a flight out of O'Hare to Orlando on Thursday morning.

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  29. absolutahnie2/19/2013

    ok useless info for anyone intrested o'hare's airport designation of ORD is because the area it's in started out life as an aircraft factory and was known as ORcharD place. then it became a commercial airfield and then was renamed to honor a ware hero. i am a customs broker in BOS who dated a customs broker in ORD... =)

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    1. Ooh, thanks! I always wonder how these things get their names. Like Sacramento, near where I am is easy, it's SMF, Sacramento Metro Flights (or something like that, I'm quite sure!) And then SFO, San Francisco Oirport, (or something similar, I'm less sure...) Anyway, I lways try to figure it out and ORD is definitely one of the hard ones.

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  30. Best plane story ever!!
    Why you want us to follow Ryan on twitter if he is that bad ... unless you are planing on hacking the account, :)

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  31. about 20 years ago I was flying to Florida and we had a layover...it may have been Georgia?? I can't remember that part. But the moving sidewalks take everyone from the outside in, like spokes on a bike, and as we got to the center someone across from us was coming off their sidewalk from another plane and I recognized her as a friend from high school that I hadn't seen in 5 years. We went to high school in California and to see this person in a random airport so far from home was surreal. Makes you wonder how often you "just miss" seeing someone and never even know it. If we had been 2 seconds earlier or later, we never would have seen her.

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  32. Not on a plane but in an airport (so close enough?). It's like 25 years ago. I'm 4. I'm traveling from CA to VA with my mom, grandmother and three siblings. We are moving through security (or something) and I am clutching my favorite stuffed animal- a monkey with little yarn hair on top. A TSA guy says seriously "may I see that?" pointing to my monkey. I am reluctant to part ways with Mr. Bananas but obviously don't want to go to jail. I hand Mr. Bananas over. TSA guy picks up the monkey and out of nowhere whips out a comb. With fluid movements he combs and sculpts Mr. Banana's yarn hair into a dignified pompadour and hands him back over. Still one of my favorite random acts of kindness.

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  33. Andrea G2/19/2013

    I thought I remember reading that O'hare airport is ORD because the family that once owned the land had an actual orchard growing there . . .

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  34. This is like.. 18 different flavors of fantastic. I totally would have done the same thing. Maybe they're readers of your blog and they'll contact you!! And then they'll be all "Oh yeah! You're the girl that was acting all weird next to us! I thought I recognized you!!"

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  35. Thanksgiving morning I'm flying to California to catch a flight to Australia for 2 weeks and after having the most ridiculous morning find myself in a middle seat on a flight to southern California. End up chatting with the guy on the aisle the whole time, he asks for my number and we dated for a few months. We broke up Friday, but still, was a great story.

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  36. How perfect! I'm such an eavesdropper on planes. And this was super interesting and happening RIGHT NEXT TO YOU! You didn't even have to shift uncomfortably to turn your ears toward the sound better. So Jealous.

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  37. My father-in-law met his wife in this exact situation some 12 or so years ago. She was sitting in his seat on the airplane, and they bonded over a mutual love of basketball etc. They are now happily married (I caught the bouquet at their wedding) and have a nice beach house in South Carolina. So you absolutely can steal the image of them sitting on their balcony watching the ocean and picture your plane couple as them, if you want.

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  38. Ok my airplane story happened Sunday when flying to Atlanta from Germany with my kitty. Clarice was good with no crying just slept in her carrier on my tray table until 10 minutes before landing when I crammed her back under the seat. This is her 4th international flight so we both the drill. Suddenly I smell OMG she pooped and we were stuck on the tarmac for another 20 minutes. All I could do was apologize and offer hand sanitizer to everyone in hopes of masking the smell.

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  39. I have a camera/disney love story - does it count if we took a plane there?

    I finally went to disney this summer, after a lifetime (or 38 years) of waiting. On day 3 I somehow left my super expensive camera at one of the parks. Hours later we were getting ready to go to dinner with Cinderella and Prince Charming, I went to grab my camera and it was gone! I was so sad, but I didn't want to be too dramatic, it's just a camera, yadda yadda yadda. Tried to put on a happy face but I was devastated - all the pictures from our first few days were on there. All the joy of seeing real princesses for the first time on my kids faces. Anyway, off to dinner we went, and while we were waiting to be seated I went to the lobby of the hotel and asked what they did about lost cameras. Long story short, Mary, my most favorite person in the world had me fill out a report, spoke to the security people and had someone hand deliver my camera to me before our dinner was served. And she also brought me a "I'm celebrating" pin with the good news!!! It was then I knew that Disney really is the most magical place on earth!

    I hope you have good luck with your camera as well!

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  40. When I was still in Florida, I flew back to Colorado to visit my mom for spring break. I started talking to this guy who was going an hour north of where I live and we spent the whole time conversing. When I got off the plane and told my mom about him, she said I should have gotten his phone number.

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  41. Hahahahahahahaha! "Hey Ariel, it's me......." Hysterical! Love this story!

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  42. Glad you have a blast and sorry you lost your camera. I was wondering how things went but figured you were totally getting them to name a new ride after you and Ryan and all the Disney esque inspired adventures you've already had. I saw that happen on a flight I was on recently too but I think he was married so they just chatted it up the entire flight and walked each other off the flight. A guy I think she knew from work was disappointed he wasn't able to sit next to her as I think he was totally gonna try the we're on business trip, I finally get to know you let's fall in love thing on her.

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  43. Debbie2/20/2013

    my boyfriend is a pilor w/ his own fleet of planes (he has 5, does that qualify as a fleet?) so i havent flown commerical since 2004 & let me tell you, i do NOT miss it at all. tsa patdowns, connecting flight & layover drama, sitting next to people clueless in the art of hygeine, fighting over the arm rest, people cramming full size suitcases in the overhead compartment, the bogus "no electronic devices" till cruising altidtide rule...yuck! you can have your mid air soap operas, ill take private flying all day, every day.

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  44. My parents actually, legitimately (if they're telling the truth) met on an airplane. Apparently my dad was annoying my mom enough that she fell in love with him? Or something like that.

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  45. Anonymous2/20/2013

    Ok, great story and all, but as a die hard Blackhawks fan (hubs and I actually met at a triple overtime playoff game in '96), I have to tell you that Duncan Keith has no teeth because in the playoffs of their Stanley cup winning year, he took a puck to the mouth, lost 7 teeth, went to the locker room to rinse, and got back on the ice. Hockey players are the shit, ya'll.

    Hope you get your camera back.

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  46. I've been away from your blog for a bit, and this post was the best way to dive back in. Hilarious. Best Blog Ever.

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  47. My best plane story is the time I was one of maybe 20 passengers on a giant jet flying across the ocean, and our sassy British flight attendant lady insisted everyone get their own row of seats to sleep on, while our sassy gay flight attendant guy insisted everyone drink free booze the whole time because of the something like 5 hour delay we'd experienced while waiting for the copilot to show up because he was trapped in a freak storm in Jersey. The delay was totally worth it.

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  48. Ugh. I hate flying. My husband is one of those 6'6" giant men who flow over into other person's seats and so he has to sit in bulkhead because his legs do not fit in the alotted space between the seat he's in in the seat in front of him. SO he gets lots of leg room and I travel with my kids in the ghetto section where I get to wait on them and pass out snacks and answer how long it will be until we're there. Thankfully they're older now, but the little years were hell.

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  49. Being a hockey fan, this story is SO! MUCH! BETTER! with His name being "Mr. Hossa." I'm sorry but it's even better than if his name was fo'realz Prince Ali Ababa!
    P.S. Thanks for making me physically LOL today. I needed that.

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  50. Not fair! I never get epic love stories unfolding in front of my eyes when I fly! I only get crabby old men and screaming babies!

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  51. One year ago this week my BBF and I went to Arizona. She is afraid of flying. When we were on our way home, she took a half a Zanax and promptly ordered two 7 & 7's, that when things got awesome. She was at the window, I was in the middle and a guy on the isle seat that, I think, found us equally as awesome but hid it from us. I had a major ankle sprain that happened on the trip. So I have my foot up on her legs and we are laughing and talking, with our hands cause that's what we do, when she went one way and I went another and I ended up wearing her 7 & 7. We call the flight attendant and ask for napkins and she brings them back to us with another full order of 7 & 7's cause she felt bad that I was wearing hers. Her best line from that flight "Everyone should drink on a plane." Mine "Everything I own smells like whiskey".

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  52. Anonymous2/21/2013

    OH My Gosh! The same thing happened to me on a flight to Orlando to go to Disneyworld!! My best friend and I were supposed to sit together on the plane ride out...but someone had taken my seat next to her and wouldn't move, so I took her seat in the next row. I do not normally talk to people on planes (I'm slightly anti-social like that), but the young attractive guy I sat next to started up a conversation and we talked the entire flight. Turns out he was also going to WDW, but for work since he was an Imagineer!! We hung out a few more times that week. It was pretty awesome!

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  53. ORD stands for Orchard Field.

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  54. ORD stands for Orchard Field.

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  55. I met my husband, Brian, at a party that I attended with my then boyfriend. I met Brian in the most interesting way because he introduced himself to me by walking up to me while I was siting with said boyfriend, pulling out his iPhone, and showing me a picture he had taken of me across the room(we were at a joint friend's housewarming party.) He shows me the picture and says, "I'm sorry to interrupt your conversation (**side note - he SO WAS NOT SORRY!**), but I just had to show you how beautiful you looked from across the room when you thought no one was looking and you were laughing. You are gorgeous."

    Seriously, I knew then and there I would marry him. :)

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