The Kenyan Nomad

The Kenyan Nomad

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Fresh start at 20

I know it's been a while, but I thought I'd start off afresh now that I've finally hit the big two zero, and maybe move it away from being a wedding blog to more of a regular blog. As I write this, I have just walked out of the "Wolfgang Puck Cafe" in the Cincinnati airport, Ohio. Invariably, I'm stuck here due to some weather delay or the other, and the extreme sleep deprivation that this sophomore currently has is not helping keep me alert at all!

Back to the cafe. For which, of course, I'll have to start at the beginning. Me being me, I was up till around 12 30 at night, and had to wake up at 4 in the morning so that I could get to the shuttle which would take me to Nashville for my flight. Solution? Sleep with the next day's clothes and the lights on. Well, it worked, but I'm still tired as hell!!

So I got to the airport, through security, and onto my first flight, for which I was asleep before take off. I wake up to the air hostess saying "Bad news guys; the airport is closed." Wait, what?! Turns out that there were around 14 airplanes waiting to get into the Cincinnati airport due to bad weather conditions, so we had to stop at some random airfield in Louisville, Kentucky for fuel. Once we finally made it to Ohio, I learnt that I was on the 2 pm flight, and would thus need some lunch.

After stumbling around the airport sleepily for a while, I looked up and saw Wolfgang Puck. Bingo! Food, done. I was rather pleasantly surprised by the ambience, and did not feel like I was at an airport at all. After a couple of minutes wait I was served by a lady who at the time seemed to be the only one working there. I decided to get an orange juice, a Caesar salad and a spaghetti with basil, tomatoes and garlic. Sitting next to me were a group of businessmen who had a lot of (rather) interesting stories that I obviously heard. Strangely enough, even though they came after me, they were served their drinks first. I let this go, as I was starving, tired, and by this time, my allergies were acting up too. The orange juice was great (isn't it always?) and the spaghetti was pretty good too. What really did it for me though was the salad. Now, I'm not a salad person. I'm not the kind of girl who walks into a restaurant and orders a salad as a meal. I mean, I'll eat them, but I won't seek them out. The salad came with the main meal, so I decided to go for it. It. Was. Divine! I'm a fan, and will definitely return to Wolfgang Puck just because of it.

The businessmen (and women) unknowingly kept me entertained with tales of spinning on the highway and bumping into a parked cop car, thus proceeding to drop said cop's doughnut (I'd be mad too!!), and having to go to court behind someone who did a rather fine impersonation of a playboy bunny.

That being said, my flight is FINALLY boarding. I'm about to go and enjoy my spring break. Have a great day all!!!

1 comment:

RRW said...

I (and some of our other family members) have always thought you should write, and write more often! Well, here's to a good start, then!

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