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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

All Tuckered Out

I rode my scooter to Ben Gurion airport late Thursday evening and parked it next to the elevators at terminal 3.  I left on the 1:00 AM red-eye flight to Idlewild.

Spent shabbat at my little sister's apartment in Manhattan... attended a wedding on Sunday... and took the Monday afternoon red-eye flight back home that landed in Israel at six-something this morning.

Then I went straight into the office from the airport (the scooter handles nicely on Route 6, in case you were wondering).

Now if only I could get my head off my desk.

Posted by David Bogner on March 1, 2011 | Permalink


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What's with the "Idlewild"? Haven't seen it called that in 40 years.

Posted by: Simon | Mar 1, 2011 3:44:39 PM

I tried that once when I was going to law school, and just barely caught myself before falling off of my chair in middle of the lecture.

Posted by: Barzilai | Mar 1, 2011 3:47:12 PM

Simon ... It started with the previous post which went up while I was still in the US. I was there as a surprise and figured that a lot of people wouldn't have a clue where Idlewild was and assume I was in Aisa somwhere (as usual).

Barzilai... No, here in my office nobody would hear me fall. :-)

Posted by: treppenwitz | Mar 1, 2011 3:49:48 PM

What did you do Saturday Night?

Posted by: Jordan Hirsch | Mar 1, 2011 6:34:31 PM

What did you do Saturday Night?

Posted by: Jordan Hirsch | Mar 1, 2011 6:34:32 PM

Try propping your head up on a cup of coffee.

Posted by: At The back of the Hill | Mar 1, 2011 10:50:46 PM

Try propping your head up on a cup of coffee.

Posted by: At The back of the Hill | Mar 1, 2011 10:50:46 PM

I think Jordan wants to know what you did Saturday night

Posted by: Nosy buddy | Mar 2, 2011 1:34:27 AM

Apparently seeing your other sister, your sister-in-law and nieces isn't worth mentioning.

Posted by: Val | Mar 2, 2011 4:45:34 AM

Reminds me of my best flight ever. I was flying from TLV to JFK (or Idlewild as you are wont to call it). The night before the flight I was out with friends until rather late, got 2-3 hours of sleep, and then rushed home to Yerushalaim to pack, packed, turned around and went to the airport for the 1am flight that arrives early in the morning to JFK. By 1am, I was dead tired. Waiting at the gate (old airport, of course) I nodded off, then roused myself and boarded, and promptly fell asleep as I sat in my seat. Some time later I feel the rumbling and rattling of the plane during take-off and wake with a start.

Except that it wasn't the take-off, it was the landing at JFK! I clearly remember that I was VERY hungry. That was the second feeling (after the rumbling) I had as I woke. I didn't have time for dinner with all the TLV to J'lem to home to airport, so my previous meal was lunch at work at noon Israel time, or more than 24 hours earlier.

Posted by: Mark | Mar 2, 2011 6:14:43 AM

You don't have to say red-eye when talking about ANY flight between the US and Israel. It's implied. Jordan, you know what he DIDN'T do Saturday night. I remember when it was Idlewild (and it's immortalized in song - "Kruschev's due at Idlewild") but what was the 3 letter airport code?

Posted by: Marsha in Englewood | Mar 2, 2011 2:14:21 PM

I know exactly where he was Saturday night, I am trolling for a plug.

Posted by: Jordan Hirsch | Mar 2, 2011 4:48:23 PM

Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue

Posted by: roberti | Mar 2, 2011 4:49:48 PM

After you flew into Idlewild, did you go to your sister's apartment in New Amsterdam?

Posted by: Larry | Mar 2, 2011 8:14:47 PM

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