I'm siting here in my lovely hotel in New Orleans' French quarter. We are currently sipping cocktails poolside whilst planning our next few days.
Oh! And Delta lost my luggage. MY BRAND NEW KIPLING ROLLING DUFFEL THAT I BOUGHT YESTERDAY!!!! NOT CHEAP!!!!
So, if you see me wearing the same combination of red dress, black jacket, jeans and various t-shirts in all of the pictures- IT'S NOT MY FUCKING FAULT.
Did I mention I have no makeup/toiletries/prescription drugs (except my ativan for flying. I keep that in a secret compartment in my spleen.)
And no jewelery.
And I only have two pairs of unders.
Delta, you had better find that bag and send it to me on the wings of angels so as not to incur the wrath of the girl that packed for THREE fucking days, just to get it "perfect".
Preferably today. Preferably NOW.
I feel pretty, oh so pretty...
I need more ativan. And a cocktail. Stat.
Signing out from New Orleans...
Have fun in the Big Easy! I hope your luggage shows up soon.
That blows! I have had my luggage lost but on the return trip home. That's like my worst nightmare, after the whole plane crash thing. Or being stuck on some mysterious island with people I hate.
In spite of Delta's blunder, I hope you can have a fantastic time!
Gran Canaria: three and a half days with no luggage - and no birth control pills...I hear ya sister, I hear ya.
But have fun anyway!
GAH!!!! Lost luggage = my biggest fear EVER. It's happened twice, both times I got the stuff back within 24 hours... but still... GAH!
Do you normally keep an extra pair of unders in your purse? For just such an occasion?
Ugh, I hope they delivered your luggage. Stop by and see Brad and Angie while you're there. Maybe they'll adopt you.
Dood! That sux! But the WM I know won't let that slow her down. Hurricanes can help you forget what you're wearing. And make you want to take it off for a different reason.
And that is why I'm cramming all my gels and liquids into a one-quart ziploc so I don't have to check my luggage when I fly later this week. Hope you were reunited with your bag quickly!
Also, blogging on vacation? That's dedication. I have no plans to blog during my getaway this weekend, and I'll be spending all my time with fellow bloggers.
I think an airline employee liked your new luggage way too much.
Sounds like a dreamy vacation! My cousins all love to get a "real shave" when they're in New Orleans. There's this place where they serve you beer and there are Playboy magazines and sports on the TV and these hot girls come out and give the guys a straight-razor shave with hot shaving foam. I guess it's like a spa for dudes? Anyway, your Mister might like it.
Oh Yikes! I hope they find it and get it to you FAST! I went to Scotland once without my suitcase...left it on the front porch..I hate shopping as it is, but its extra no fun when you have to waste time on vacation for it!
Oh no!! I hope your luggage finds you soon!
Just go have some more wine, WM; it'll make it all better.
That is truly a bummer. But look at it this way ...now you can shop til you drop. And spend ungodly amounts of cash because well Mr. WM "its all they had and I don't want to be without clean clothes"
hope your duffel shows up, and in ONE piece.
enjoy the big easy. so lucky!
Bottoms up WM, enjoy!
holy hell, that sucks! i generally pack twice as many clothes as i need. eek!
you know, this is actually a great development for those of us reading your blog. it's going to be hilarious hearing how you handled the situation. ;-P
good thing you have such an excellent sense of humor!
Nothing sucks worse.
The last time I flew anywhere (before 9/11) I would always put all my toiletries in an on-flight bag, but now you can't even do that! Safer to drive.
Go find a VooDoo store and have a hex put on Delta.
Hopefully when you go to pick up your luggage you will be greeted by friendly clerks sporting large pustules on their faces. (And nethers. But you won't want to see that).
Ugh, that's awful!
Yeah, Delta. We have about 15.000 Americans flying in every summer. The ones arriving with Delta? 20% don't get the luggage. The ones arriving with Delta and a stopover in London or Frankfurt? 45% don't get the luggage.
Enjoy the cocktails! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for your bag to arrive back. :)
Oh girl. I feel you. For a Friday-Sunday trip to San Diego, American Airlines was kind enough to misdirect my luggage, and then return it to me at midnight on Saturday. You know, so then I had all my crap for Sunday. The day we were flying back home.
yes but at least you have your camera!
British Airways has lost my luggage every time I've flown with them (which I no longer do). Also, my luggage got stolen on my honeymoon and I had to wear my husband's pants for the first couple of days until I could do some shopping. Thank God we were in Paris!
On the bright side, you're in New Orleans, the city of sin, I'm sure you'll be able to score some good crack...
Delta sucks. (And it's nearly impossible to travel anywhere east of the Mississippi without flying Delta through Atlanta/Hartford. ...)
Hopefully they found your luggage by now!!
If you end up back in the luggage-market, try Nordstrom's Rack. I picked up a nice set of luggage (Swiss Gear, three-piece nested, wheeled) at Nordstrom's Rack for under $200. I was highly impressed. Granted, no Kipling-monkey hanging off the luggage...but I've since priced individual pieces of this same luggage and been shocked at what a good bargain I got. I've had them for just over two years, used them on two cross-continental trips (and numerous shorter trips), checked the larger pieces, and everything's still working great.
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