Call Me Tom Hanks

Because that’s who I feel like right now. Tired and ragged, as I sit in terminal B after a long night of unlucky and then seriously lucky events, I could easily make my own version of The Terminal mashed with a little slice of Castaway (by the looks of my hair and the fact that I have taken up friendship with the only item of real value that I have in my carry on – my blow dryer).

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Being that I was stranded in Dallas, TX last night, I didn’t want to take any chances of missing my flight this morning. So, naturally I stayed up until almost three AM, made weird videos of myself, and ate a questionable vending machine dinner that I washed down with room temperature beer to ensure that I would look and feel ravishing this morning. I also wanted to make it to the airport with plenty of time to spare. Which I did. And am now regretting in between consciousness. I’ll get back to you on the feeling ravishing part.

Here is the thing. I have to come clean. I didn’t write a post while I was cruising the clouds like Mario on some secret level, so I am making up for it now. Don’t fret though Flysters, I have about twenty posts worth of pictures, videos, and stories for you if you give me some time to recoup from my worst flight scenario ever. Plus, considering that I highly underestimated my Jack Daniels to plane-laziness ratio… it is for the best that no post was brewed.

In the meantime, I have two things for you to check out.

1. Stop by Brother Jon’s blog today. He has rallied some outstanding bloggers to send out some sweet messages to his brother and friends. Why is this important? Seek and you shall find. (Also, he extended such a generous helping hand to me late last night when I was in a panic at the airport that he deserves a huge nod of appreciation. Man, y’all are seriously good people).

2. Speaking of Mario, check out my intense reunion with him at Adam’s apartment in Detroit. More to come on part two of our IRL saga. Hold on to your butts!

Today is the last day to vote for the Badass Blogger Awards! So much excite!

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About becca3416

Becca Cord is a twenty-something year old southern ballerina turned humor writer and video editor. Having lived in Louisiana her entire life, she is now perusing her travel dreams while starting her own free-lance Web Marketing business and organizing a nation wide blogging event, Blogger Interactive. She believes one of her callings is making people laugh, and she intends to do so. You can find Becca on her personal blog, Facebook page, or Twitter @becca25tofly.

Posted on May 31, 2013, in Humor, Travel and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 64 Comments.

  1. Getting stuck at an airport honestly blows. You can’t take a shower, there isn’t anywhere to lay down, and you can’t eat there without dipping into your savings. The hotel was the right move despite the fact that the blow dryers there SUCK BALLS.

  2. Do you even know what I would give for an old school Nintendo and a Tetris cartridge?! It’s way more than you’re currently imagining.

  3. It’s probably best to save the drunk posting for when you’re not also travelling. I look forward to seeing the pictures, though!

  4. Becca,
    I know you’re ridiculously busy right now, but check your e-mail when you can. I’ve sent you a blogging care package to ease your burdens while you decompress.
    (And yes, I said “package”. Stop giggling!)
    The Hook.

  5. Tom Hanks,
    How dare you attempt to fool your readers into believing you could ever be anything less than stunning, regardless of the circumstances?
    As for your airport exile, at least you had your wonderfully brilliant/dysfunctional mind to keep you company – and Brother Jon.
    Your cats will love this latest video; plenty of random action and funky music.
    Great job, Mr. Tom!
    (By the way, I loved you in Bachelor Party.)
    The Hook.

  6. Is Adam’s TV sitting on an overturned plastic tote?

  7. People still have those boxy old TVs?

    I felt like I was in a party from 1999.

  8. Why do u quit fluid pain & destruction?

  9. Thanks for the shout out. Glad everything worked out for ya!

  10. OK then – You Are Tom Hanks

  11. Glad you made it home safe, Becca! As Katie said, I’m sure you’re always ravishing, darling. You know what I like about video games lately is the music. My kids have been playing these ones that get me into a zone. Oh, I can’t explain!

  12. You are the genius and champion of all that you are. And i mean that with all the sincerity that is the theory which is mine.

    I’m glad you didn’t get into the van. Woulda been tough for me to convince them to let you out. You know how they get at night

  13. I’m glad you survived the flight. Otherwise your blog would have had to take over and that guy is kind of a jerk.

  14. NICE! I’m a pretty big fan of MarioKart, m’self.

  15. That is so cool that Adam has an NES. Nothing beats those old RPG games on the original Nintendo. We are huge Mario fans in our house, but my personal favorite for the NES was a little guy named Digger T. Rock. Really cute video, Becca!

    • Haven’t heard of that one! I used to haw a wii that I played the new super Mario brothers on. I miss it even more after this! Thanks Maddie! (PS, everyone I type your name on my phone it wants to change it to laddie – pshhhhh!!!)

  16. Glad you finally made it home. Is Adam as much fun to hang out with as he seems? He seems pretty damn fun. Darn fun. Sorry.

  17. Be thankful you only are taking short flights! After a fun 8 hour flight with no sleep (and driving a few hours in the middle of the night to get to my flight at 5 a.m., I probably looked like Tom Hank’s other famous character, Forrest Gump, as I trudged through the concourses looking for anything to keep me busy before my next connection. Flying is fun!

    As for games…Mortal Kombat is a classic that I still love to play today. My son can whip me in Halo or Call of Duty but he is powerless when I am on a roll on MK. Super Mario 64 is my favorite old school Mario game.

    Please! Someone talk more about games than I just did. I want to avoid the stigma of being like “The Comic Book Guy” on The Simpsons.

    • Flying IS fun, even if it gets crazy. Got to just roll with the punches.

      I too was a mortal kombat lover. And ninja turtles. In fact, Adam had that game too and I played it and I failed miserably at it just like Mario! Yay!

  18. That was an awesome video. Especially the PB&J nap break! Classic. πŸ™‚ Now I think I’ll need to go dig out my gamecube.. Maybe… πŸ™‚

  19. I can see why you weren’t doing well at the game. WAY too much movement. You need your body to be still except for your hands.

  20. Um, I highly doubt you could ever be not ravishing. I’m looking forward to these 20 posts you promised!

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