Planes: Do you fear them?

I love watching planes take off, but I’m not a big fan of flying. I guess aside from the fear of crashing and being aware of my imminent death during the process, the thing I dislike the most is the take-off! I don’t know about you, but this is what goes through my mind.

 

 -I’m going back home for a visit, yay! The excitement kidnaps my sleep for the days prior to the day. I’m so happy, I can hop like a bunny all the way to the airport. I get to the airport, look at the screen and smile as I read my flight is on time. I pass security and sit by the departure gate. Then, it hits me…once I get on that plane, there is no going back. You know, it either crashes or it doesn’t.

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-I make it on the plane. I’m still happy to go back home. I find my sit and hope Robert Downey Jr sits beside me (you know the usual daydreams).  I always start watching a movie, which helps ease my anxiety. It all goes well, until the plane makes its way to the runway. The pilots turn on the engines, and my, are they loud!!! This is when I think for a second that there may be something wrong (even though I’ve flown a lot) and I pray to the heavens no one on the plane has really bad karma.

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-Take-off goes smoothly and we’re up in the air! The seatbelt signal goes off and flight attendants begin to assist passengers. I decide to take a nap and surprisingly, I fall asleep fast (not to be confused with fainting).  I’m usually very fortunate when it comes to turbulence; they usually only last a couple of minutes. Still, they always wake me up, because they make me feel like the plane is about to fall.

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-Just when I think it’s all over. The Captain announces that we’ll be experiencing a somewhat unusual landing. What..the..HECK? While you’re grateful for the Captain for letting you know what’s going on —basically, a soft way of saying there’s a slight chance you will perish — you still wonder whether your sanity is being dragged through the mud. Sure, you listen to what the Captain just said, but you’re secretly plotting how you’re going to try to survive by jumping off the plane while it’s going down (it helps to have an eye candy on the plane to help you get through it).

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-This is a true story: on my last trip back home, the Captain did say we were going to have a rough landing, but we didn’t. It had just stopped raining, so the ground was wet, but the girl sitting behind me starting talking out loud that we were GOING DOWN (we weren’t). So, thanks for the mild heart attack little girl 🙂

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-Despite everything that goes through my mind, I still enjoy flights. I always thank the crew for a good flight and landing. I don’t clap like other passengers, but I definitely think about kissing the ground after I exit the plane :p

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❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

I walked home with a rabbit last night

Okay that sounds weird, but it’s sort of true. Half way home, I encountered a rabbit that was hopping on the grass. It hopped/walked with me for about a block, before it made its way to a nearby backyard. I didn’t want to take a picture, because I didn’t want to scare it, but it was a fun encounter. It looked average size, which I’m a bit surprised considering the trash in Ontario seems to be good enough to make the wild life grow twice their size. Then again, it probably means not a lot of food is being wasted. I have yet to see a raccoon, and when I do, I hope it’s not a rabid one. 

I’d like to know why animals like to follow me. Perhaps it’s because I have the same schedule as a wild animal? Or am I turning into Snow White? I’m going to guess the former, because my singing sounds like demons pitchforking a thousand lost souls at once. Every time I see an animal outside, I want to adopt it, but I resist the urge due to the fact it’d be unfair to steal their freedom. If you see a rabbit, raccoon, fox, don’t be afraid (unless they’re charging towards you) and admire the beauty nature has to offer. Whenever I see raccoons outside at night, they don’t really care about what I’m doing, which means they want to get to their home safely just like you do. 

Just something to think about for today. Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, so we must take this moment to appreciate everything around us, because if it weren’t for our mums (and dads) we wouldn’t be here at all. I’m adding-on a bottle of Advil for my mum for all the headaches I have given her (well, I wasn’t bad, but you know, I still gave her headaches at times). 

PS: I love to look at this photo. It takes me on an imaginary parallel universe 🙂

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❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

A kiss welcomed me home!

There’s nothing like coming home to relax and forget the stress in life. In the midst of all troubles, it is nice when I’m welcome into my house with a kiss…a Hershey’s chocolate kiss that is! It is a great alternative to eating a whole chocolate bar – there are those days when I really need to devour one, though – but it’s sweet, delicious and satisfying. It also helps that the unwrapping process does not require of your muscles, and you can start eating one in two seconds. I love anything that has chocolate, but I’m not a big fan of dark or pure chocolate; they’re too strong for me. Seriously, why is it that the healthy sweets are the ones that taste the worst? Life is twisted, I’m telling you.

Have a Happy Friday everyone! Be safe and satisfy those chocolate cravings 😀

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❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤