12.25.2006


I just made it through airport security and am sitting in my terminal for a slightly delayed flight to LA via Atlanta. Slightly delayed is fantastic considering it's Christmas day. (Happy Christmas to you all btw) I'm in Moline which is fantastic to travel through. Esp on international flights because you can arrive and hour before your flight departs and you're good. I checked my one bag. (I feel I'm somewhat of a pro when it comes to packing now) and walked the hall to security checkpoint 1 and only 1 here. They did the routine check with your shoes off and my belt off and my jacket off and my scarf off and my pockets emptied and my 3.4 oz liquids claimed and made it through... with knitting needles.

I took up knitting during my time home for Thanksgiving and have enjoyed a new skill in my life. It might age me 50 years right off the bat but whatever. My aluminum, sharp, pointed knitting needles are permitted on an aircraft... and somehow, though I will enjoy my new hobby while I travel, I don't know that it makes me feel entirely safe in the friendly skies. I won't go into the list of things I've considered as possible harmful tactics using knitting needles because homeland security might censor my blog. It may just be that they assume all knitting-needle-toting travelers might be in their 80's and the air marshal could take them quite easily. Just perhaps.

We'll see what happen when Granny from Florida takes down an airline becausse she's threatened someone's Corotoid with a #9 gaged pink aluminun knitting needle.

4 comments:

Shelly Buck said...

I'm sitting here absolutely busting a gut. The visual of the pink crochet needles brought it over the top! Thanks for the laugh!

P.S. Don't feel too out of the loop when it comes to your crochet business- I took up knitting about 2 months ago and love it and feel this is all okay b/c Julia Roberts claims to love to knit and crochet. So- we're in "cool" company! :-)

Jessica said...

but now we must know just what damage can be done with a knitting needle?

i love your humor.

greggoryjames said...

jenn....get the new life album...this is your conscience speaking...

your savior lives...now you must listen to 'my savior lives'

gregg

do you like how i just used your blog to promote an album....

Nicholas Benoit said...

I was so sad to have missed you. It just...it would have been good. For now, I'll keep the memories I've got and look forward to new ones...someday.