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Craziness and a winner!
Monday, August 15th, 2011

Last night, I dreamt John Wayne was my husband and that he was the captain of the U.S.S. Minnow. I’ll tell you a tail of sailing ship… Oh, and he was “grounded” from work for drinking and working in the control tower. Yeah, dreams don’t have to make sense, do they?

Only it kind of does given my odyssey yesterday. I almost got bumped from my flight, Philly to Atlanta, because Delta overbooked my one PM flight by five people. Hey, any other industry and that would be considered fraud! I did get on that flight and thought my troubles were over. Noooooo!

Our plane arrived late in Atlanta. Delta’s booking people told me they couldn’t confirm me for another flight until three the next day. I sat on standby for two more flights to Little Rock, then went begging an attendant to get me the hell out of the airport. “Fly me to Dallas, I’ll take a damn rental car home!” She took pity on me. At 7:20, I boarded a flight to Memphis. When I told the Red-Headed Hellion on the phone, she said, “Rental car? Pffft!” She drove the three and a half hours to pick me up. We got home about one AM.

Horror story over? Nah! My luggage didn’t come to Memphis. It flew to Little Rock and the airport closes at ten PM. So someone has to make another trip today to pick it up!

Anyway, I do have some fun stuff I brought back from the conference, pictures to share… Just not today. I do, however, have a winner!

The winner of the Fugly Ring Contest is…Tammy Ramey! 8) Tammy, congratulations! Be sure to email me with your snail mail address and I’ll get your huge sparkly into the mail for you!

Be back tomorrow for the start of a brand new contest!

11 comments to “Craziness and a winner!”

  1. Dawn
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      · August 15th, 2011 at 7:56 am · Link

    Congrats Tammy!!!



  2. Nicole Passante
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      · August 15th, 2011 at 9:15 am · Link

    Oh god that’s terrible.
    I had a horrible episode like that as well. 17 of us flying to Jamaica for my best friends wedding, flew a day earlier because Hurricane Frances was coming and wanted to get a jump on everyone. Flew to Miami from Orlando and was delayed two hours waiting for a flight crew, finally got boarded and then they announced they cancelled the flight because of the log hours for the crew. Then what do 17 people do with thousands of stranded passengers and no way to even contact the airlines (lines were wretched and phones were busy) Miami international airport is hell’s waiting room by the way. Couldn’t find a room to try in the morning, soooooooooo we rented 5 expeditions to drive back to Orlando then I had to rent another car to drive to Tampa because my family had already left the east coast to get away from Frances and finally got there at 7am. Over right???? Nah my luggage ended making it to Jamaica for a freaking month!!!! Yeah then she decided they didn’t want to wait and try again so she got married in a church in Kissimmee and I really wanted to kill her. Still never even been to Jamaica.
    :-x :cry:



  3. Nicole Passante
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      · August 15th, 2011 at 9:16 am · Link

    oh one more thing… the flight we were originally scheduled for?
    Made it on time without consequence to Jamaica.



  4. Fedora
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      · August 15th, 2011 at 9:40 am · Link

    Oh dear… Glad you’re home safely, DD!



  5. tammy ramey
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      · August 15th, 2011 at 12:56 pm · Link

    sorry they did that to you. when i was working as a travel agent i had to fly stand-by and one time i spent almost 8 hours waiting for the flights to open up.

    thank you so much for the great giveaway Delilah and i am sooo
    excited that i won! i can’t wait to see it.



  6. Nichelle Scott-Williams
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      · August 15th, 2011 at 2:54 pm · Link

    congrats Tammy



  7. Kim
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      · August 15th, 2011 at 6:05 pm · Link

    Sorry to hear your travel home sucked! It was a pleasure meeting you at the signing (yes, I know, how was I right?) LOL :twisted:



  8. Diane Sadler
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      · August 15th, 2011 at 6:40 pm · Link

    That was quite a dream

    Congratulations Tammy!



  9. Jen B.
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      · August 15th, 2011 at 8:11 pm · Link

    Darn! I really wanted that fugly ring! Looking forward to the next contest. It was great meeting you at AAD. I look forward to you pics and fun stuff.



  10. Delilah
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      · August 16th, 2011 at 7:47 am · Link

    Kim and Jen! So lovely meeting you!! I’m home. My bags are home. i’m doing laundry today and chillin’! :wink:



  11. Becky W
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      · August 16th, 2011 at 8:57 am · Link

    Congrats Tammy!

    Glad you made it home safely and that your luggage it made it home.