Flight Delay AMA

  1. I'm stuck on a layover in Saint Louis on my way to Oklahoma for at least an hour so I figured I'd try to pass the time.
  2. What is Oklahoma like?
    Suggested by   @DanielaM
  3. @DanielaM I've only been once but from what I could see it looked nice, I have some family there but they haven't lived there too long.
  4. Why was the flight delayed?
    Suggested by   @DanielaM
  5. @DanielaM The flight was delayed because of all the snow in New York and New Jersey, the plane was coming from there but hasen't even left yet. They are trying to get a new one.
  6. Just for everyone's enjoyment this is an advertisement I can see right now
  7. Have you ever been up the StL Gateway Arch?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  8. @andersun I haven't, I've been to St. Louis once before but it was a while ago and we didn't do much sightseeing
  9. What reading material (other than this app) do you have to keep you company?
    Suggested by   @awrinkleintime
  10. @awrinkleintime none! I had to leave at 4 in the morning and was rushed and my carry on bag is pretty small so I figured I'd be fine with the netflix I had downloaded. I was wrong.
  11. Have you ever been to the excellent Westward Expansion (?) museum under the StL Arch?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  12. @andersun same as above
  13. How to you get to Oklahoma from an airport in Missouri?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  14. What do you imagine Joe Pesci smells like?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  15. @andersun excellent question, probably like he wears too much cologne
  16. Who's your favorite 19th Century US president?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  17. @andersun I would have to say Abraham Lincoln. I was really into him when I was younger and I have a picture of me at the Lincoln museum in Illinois where I'm dressed as Mary Todd and a boy I don't know is dressed as Lincoln.
  18. Charlie Brown Christmas or Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  19. @andersun Charlie Brown Christmas
  20. Who's the better wandering troubadour, and why: Grant-Lee Phillips in Gilmore Girls or Jonathan Richman in Something About Mary?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  21. @andersun I haven't actually seen There's Something About Mary but I think if I had I would still say Grant Lee Phillips. He's great.
  22. Will you see the new Star Wars film Rogue One?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  23. @andersun probably not
  24. I have six inches of fresh snow to shovel this morning. Would you help?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  25. @andersun absolutely, I'll be right over. Should I bring a shovel or do you have extra ones.
  26. Would you rather be stuck in the StL airport with jugglers or mimes?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  27. @andersun Jugglers, they would have cooler tricks. My uncle used to juggle a lot so that brings back happy memories. He would juggle with rolled up socks and then we would all have sock fights.
  28. Would you rather be stuck in the StL airport with vampires or pirates?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  29. @andersun hmmmm maybe pirates. If I got to be tight with them maybe they would share their gold. Plus if they were old timey pirates it would be interesting to see how they interacted with the modern world. Would they like Starbucks? What about Hudson News?
  30. What question do you wish @BWN_7 had asked you instead of tagging me and then stepping aside?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  31. @andersun what are my seven deepest hopes, fears, dreams, and regrets
  32. Why Oklahoma?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  33. @andersun I have some family there who I'm going to visit before going to my real home in Nevada for Christmas.
  34. What are three-must see attractions in Enid, Oklahoma?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  35. @andersun ergh I really couldn't tell you. It's pretty small and from what I've seen there's not too much to do. I've only been once before. But the airport in Oklahoma does have a weird picture of a panda in it so that's something.
  36. What would a pirate order at Starbucks?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  37. @andersun another excellent question. They probably wouldn't be used to all the flavors so they would initially just decide to go for a black coffee. But upon seeing all Starbucks has to offer they would decide to get 10 pumps of each flavor added to their coffee. This would give them an insane sugar high and they would ransack the airport and
    eventually their adventures would be made into a classic christmas movie called "Pirates at Starbucks"
  38. What was it about the A-ha video for "Take On Me" that made you change your mind and like the song?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  39. @andersun I initially disliked the song because of reminded me of some song they played at Chuck E. Cheese. The video was really original and unique and I watched it in my film class with all my friends so now I associate it with great memories.
  40. Jugglers or Pirates?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  41. @andersun Jugglers (less chance of death)
  42. Vampires or mines?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  43. @andersun mimes (same as above)
  44. Describe the person sitting within eyesight right now who you'd most like to befriend?
    Why?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  45. @andersun there was a girl and her younger brother sitting together who seemed nice. The boy has gone to buy pizza from California Pizza Kitchen but didn't have enough money so a guy working there brought it to him for free.
  46. What do you think of Chris Thile's hosting abilities so far on A Prairie Home Companion?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  47. @andersun I think he is doing a fantastic job. He is bringing his own style with his songs of the week, his sense of humor, and his explosive energy but he is also keeping lots of the same traditions that were started by Garrison Keillor. His guests have been awesome so far and the lineup for future shows looks great.
  48. What are your favorite kinds of forms to fill out?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  49. @andersun I think ones that have personal information on them, not like birthdate or medical history or things like that it more like personality based things. Whatever those forms may be.
  50. What are three of this year's grievances that you are looking forward to airing on Festivus?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  51. @andersun I've actually been thinking about this for a while. You will see a list about it but for a sneak peak one of them is when people attribute a quote someone's character said to the actor. Like if there was a buzzfeed post with "10 Amy Poehler quotes what will make you say OMG that's so me" and they included Leslie's quote about Friends,
    Waffles, Work, that isn't an Amy quote. That was a writer. It's kind of a silly thing to get annoyed about but it's always bothered me. Grievance #2 would be when people use the phrase "your fave is problematic", no offense to people on list but i'm not a super fan of that phrase. Grievance #3 people believing viral twitter posts that are so obviously fake.
  52. Am I asking too many questions?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  53. Would you agree to be Queen of Oklahoma for a day and ride through the streets of Oklahoma City in a surrey with a fringe on top? The down side is that it will make all the Oklahoma girls super jealous and they will make catty remarks about your hair and posture.
    Suggested by   @Gola
  54. @Gola sure, why not. I would try to turn it into a Ferris Bueller type parade with lip synching and dancing and one of the songs woke have to be "Surrey With The Fringe on Top". I would make it too fun and blare the music too loud to hear the catty comments and they are probably accurate anyway
  55. What do you think the temperature will be at my house at 3 pm?
    Here's the current weather at my house.
    Suggested by   @andersun
  56. @andersun that's pretty chilly, maybe 6-7 or it could stay at 5.
  57. If you see the Oklahoma airport panda will you post a picture here?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  58. @andersun yes I will, I actually have a picture of if saved on Flickr that i can pull up now. It isn't really that crazy but I think it looks a little odd.
  59. Why were you dressed as Mary Todd at the Lincoln museum in Illinois?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  60. @andersun They had a bunch of things to dress up as and that was one of the costumes. I was kind of a history nerd as a child so that was pretty cool.
  61. What is your favorite non-food, non-flower aroma?
    Suggested by   @Gola
  62. @Gola the smell of rain in the desert, but part of that comes from creosote bushes which you could put in the plant/flower category so another one would be my Aunt's house. It has a very specific comforting smell.
  63. In a scale of 1-100, with 100 being good, rate your airline in communicating and keeping you up to date regarding the status of your delay?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  64. @andersun I would say about a 95. I always fly southwest and all my experiences have been good. They announced our delay and gave us updates, they actually just let us board right now but there is wifi on the plane so I will keep this going.
  65. After I shovel, I'm tasked with writing our family's Christmas cards. Is it an antiquated pointless task or a charming tradition worth continuing?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  66. @andersun I love reading the letters people attach with their Christmas cards so I would say it's a charming tradition.
  67. Did you bring food to eat on the plane?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  68. Where are you sitting on the plane?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  69. @andersun I am sitting in the middle row in the middle of the plane. Once on a flight from Vegas to New Jersey I got stuck next to a woman who had had way too much to drink the light before and was throwing up the entire time.
  70. Would you add anyone to this fun list? FAVORITE LAUGHERS
    Suggested by   @andersun
  71. @andersun I would add Ike Barinholtz
  72. My son made this 3 minute movie. What do you think is in The Closet?
    (Guess before watching!) https://youtu.be/0saQhjwa9XI
    Suggested by   @andersun
  73. @andersun before watching I will say 15 wild lemurs. Why not.
  74. @andersun that was a great short film. I liked the 1 2 3 we're men part. I definitely wasn't expecting to see this behind the closet.
  75. What's your most peculiar mental block?
    Suggested by   @Gola
  76. @Gola it takes me a long time to remember how to spell necessarily, it also doesn't help that if you spell it any different way auto correct can't figure out what you mean. I have to look it up every time.
  77. Which album(s) would be a good gateway for someone who has only heard one or two radio-friendly songs to get hooked on the Avett Brothers?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  78. @andersun Emotionalism and The Carpenter
  79. Are the Avett Brothers actually siblings?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  80. @andersun The two lead singers, Scott and Seth Avett are brothers
  81. Would you ever marry a hipster?
    Suggested by   @Gola
  82. What is a cause or current topic that you are passionate about?
    Suggested by   @kate81
  83. There are many current topics that I am passionate about but for more of a cause thing I would say that Global Warming is something that really scares me, also people affected by supporters of the incoming president. The decisions he makes don't really affect me personally but lots of people, minorities especially are being harassed.
  84. Hi from a delayed flight in Chicago! 👋🏻
    Are there a ton of servicemen in uniform at your airport too? It's making me not quite as angry about the delay.
    Suggested by   @supercommonname
  85. @supercommonname has also been stuck in a (much longer) flight delay. What advice would give her?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  86. @supercommonname I would say walk around to different shops, I was just at Midway about two weeks ago and that's what I did while I waited for my flight. Maybe find some relatively good food, watch youtube.
  87. You're late. Excuse?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  88. @andersun I was on my way to your house when a mob of pirates,vampires, mimes, jugglers, and Joe Pesci impersonators came running in to the airport. I tried to push my way past them but the mimes are doing that trick where they make walls with their hands so I couldn't tell what was real and what was fake. I waited for the mimes to leave and felt
    my way against the walls until I could find the exit. There I was greeted with a giant parade where Chris Thile and The Avett brothers were singing "Surrey with the fringe on top" I waited for them to pass and now i'm stuck in traffic. Be there soon.
  89. Is the airplane still on the ground?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  90. @andersun nope, flying now