FRIDAY THE 13TH IS NOT THE RIGHT DAY TO FLY

for those of you who don't follow me on twitter, buckle up. you are in for a TREAT.
  1. so, my flight out of maui was supposed to leave at 11 pm last night.
  2. at five pm, i get a TEXT MESSAGE, letting me know my flight's been delayed, oh, NINE HOURS.
  3. like, see you at 8 am! sorry you have nowhere to sleep tonight!
  4. oh, and with the new flights, i'd be missing my cousin's wedding.
  5. so, lots of haggling with delta later, they book a flight to portland instead of LA through a joint flight with another airline. FINE, SURE.
  6. go to the other airline to check bags:$75 dollars a bag because they were heavy and apparently delta status that waives all bag fees doesn't apply.
  7. cut to now, sitting in the PDX airport, where i see a flight with available seats leaves in an hour.
  8. ...but are unavailable because they're first class.
  9. so here i sit.
  10. for six more hours.
  11. i'm going to make it to my cousin's wedding.
  12. but i'm not sure i'll be conscious.