Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sitka - Probably a nice town to be from

and move back to. However, I'm a believer in the "get out and see the world" movement.

Sitka is beautiful, the people are charming, and I am reminded again of why I hate traveling. If I could afford it, I think living here would be neat.

The other side of traveling...

TSA, Security Theatre, and All That Jazz. As we all know, a fucking joke. However, as I'm typing this from the lobby of the Sitka Airport, so I should probably keep my vitriol to a minimum. I'm probably most annoyed because the guy confiscated my favorite lip gloss from my pocket debris. This is the first time I've had only one makeup item with me, and I didn't have a bag. The Fairbanks TSA guys passed it on through. HAH!! What they don't know is that I just remembered - I have a lip stain in my bag. That's right. I'm going to do something scary with my lip stain, like layer it on so many times I look like something out of What ever happened to Baby Jane. Yup, I can't have my lipgloss, but I've got a lighter in my purse. No spreading cheer through soft glossy lips, but I can set shit on fire if I want. Good thing I don't want to do anything other than use my lip gloss.

Wah wah wah. At least it looks like the weather will cooperate and I can get home tonight. Hurrah! Of course, I get into the airport at 1 AM, home by about 1:30 AM, and I need to be at work at 7 AM. Urgh.

And hey, did you know that searching on the phrase "lipstick abuse in the cinema" doesn't help you out very much when you're trying to remember movies with scary lipstick? You didn't? Well, now you do! Always glad to help.


Random Michelle K said...

Why on EARTH would the confiscate lip gloss? Are they afraid that you might shine up everyone's lips and blind the pilot with your collective awesomeness?

Do they have the same hatred for lip balm? I never go anywhere without lip balm in my pocket (in fact I have "back-up" tubes on the off chance I forget to fill my pocket.

What a dumb-ass thing to confiscate!

Nathan said...

We'll be waiting for a more full report. My Sitka lurker returned yesterday and I promise to refer him/her to your blog for the report.

Anonymous said...

Do they also have something against eyeshadow?

Jeri said...

It is totally silly. The TSA has moved so far away from sensible & practical toward mindless authoritarianism. And I deal with them WAYYYY too often. :P

Anonymous said...

Jeri... The TSA has moved so far away from sensible & practical

You mean that there WAS a time when they were sensible and practical?

Random Michelle K said...

Get Back! Everybody back!

I've got LIP GLOSS and if anybody moves I'll apply it to EVERYONE HERE! And you know what will happen then? DO YOU? You'll all be FABULOUS!

Random Michelle K said...

MISSION: Amusing Mail Package

Sorry Tanya,

I thought it would be amusing to send you lip gloss, unfortunately I couldn't find your address, so instead of an actual amusing package, you get the knowledge I was THINKING about sending you an amusing package.