Rants & Annoyances

I love people who post on Facebook and every photo is their "BEST FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Sorry, you can't have 230 best friends. I have two ride or dies, everyone else is an acquaintance basically!
I really loathe flying so I guess this goes in here (?)

Either way, since I am so fearful I am obviously obsessed with the plane crash in France. Especially now that the New York Times have leaked that one of the pilots was locked out of the cockpit as they were crashing.

I mean :

A senior military official involved in the investigation described “very smooth, very cool” conversation between the pilots during the early part of the flight from Barcelona to Düsseldorf. Then the audio indicated that one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not re-enter.

“The guy outside is knocking lightly on the door and there is no answer,” the investigator said. “And then he hits the door stronger and no answer. There is never an answer.”
He said, “You can hear he is trying to smash the door down.”

“We don’t know yet the reason why one of the guys went out,” said the official, who requested anonymity because the investigation is continuing. “But what is sure is that at the very end of the flight, the other pilot is alone and does not open the door.”

What even in the world. I wish I could stop obsessing over plane crashes because it just adds to my angst, but I can't stop obsessing over my fear of flying so I guess it is what it is.

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Two of our chickens back home have gone missing. Upsetting since we lost one to an illness last year, but when they're free ranging in an area with foxes and a neighbouring dog I'm surprised it hasn't happened sooner.
I am terrified of flying, this time it's the worst it's ever been, it's so bad that I do not want to go on holiday this year, but my boyfriend demands we go. I don't even know how i managed to go on holiday in the last few years but I did. But ever since MH17 and stuff i am so scared. I was obsessed with researching the disaster and I've seen too much. I know its not rational and car risks are much bigger bla bla.

I hate that feeling when I'm on holiday and having a blast, but knowing in the back of my mind we have yet to make it back home.

I hate turbulence. I hate that cracking sound of all the plastic seats and the ceilings.

I hate it when people run up and down, stumping to the toilet all jolly. Thinking please sit still! Because I have this fear of the floor below me collapsing anyways, especially floor levels. It's the same in a plane.

I just want everyone to sit and shut up, but that's never the case and It all becomes too much for me. As we land safely i always start crying from relief.

I would never set foot in a low budget flight.
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Do what I do and get your doctor to prescribe you some Xanax.
It's not foolproof but mix it with some alcohol and you'll feel too immobilised to care.

Also, listen to music. Usually the in-flight entertainment has at least one soothing album you can listen to in a loop. (I usually go for Taylor Swift. - I also don't use my own electronics because it spooks the bejeezus out of me since I don't want to cause a plane crash, ha.)

Put it loud enough so that you don't hear the plane's sounds and go and talk to the stewards once they're done with their service. Make jokes about your fear, ask for some more wine on the sly and make them your allies. (Also, ask them about their schedule. It always helps for me to see them busy in the aisles and to be able to count down to when that will happen.)
Also check a flight tracking website before you leave so you can check the past week's performance of your plane. As you'll see the fly time is much shorter than the actual time on your ticket. AND ! you can take off 30 minutes for take-off and 30 minutes for landing so it's even less time than you think!

I still am scared shitless but since I have to fly a lot, these are the things that are making it a little bit better for me right now.
The fact I can never sleep properly the first 2-3 nights I move somewhere new.

I probably got 3 hours maximum last night and I'm just sitting here like "..."
The fact I can never sleep properly the first 2-3 nights I move somewhere new.

I probably got 3 hours maximum last night and I'm just sitting here like "..."

Yeah, I always get that too. I can be a very temperamental sleeper. I hate when you're in a fresh relationship and you're lying there, mind racing, while your partner snoozes in blissful ignorance.