November 9, 2011


Filed under: Uncategorized — irenejk @ 9:49 am

Brandon and I went to LA this weekend, and here is what I discovered: I am no longer a human on airplanes.  I’m not sure when this started, or why exactly this happens, but I turn into a zombie on airplanes.  For a reason unbeknownst to me, migraines take over and render me completely non-functional.  This is new, because I remember thriving on plane trips, writing novels and sparking up conversation with strangers. It was a joy.

Now, while Brandon is just having a grand ol’ time ordering ginger ales and reading southern Gothic literature, I’m sitting next to him slowly rocking myself and trying to keep my eyes in their sockets.

I’ve illustrated my state in the following image:

This is right after take-off.  I usually fall into a weird coma-like state where I am still thinking of possible things that I can do once I feel normal.  That “normal” feeling never really comes and by the end of the plane ride, I am like this:

I no longer have control of any part of my body, my hair is matted in weird patterns and I can’t even think about how mad I am at the people behind me that are loud-talking about every scene in Horrible Bosses. (True story.)

I’m really confused as to how I traveled to and from France a couple times in a year and survived my zombie state.  I’m hoping this is just a phase.


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