Posted on November 16 2011

Tar-Tryin’ is on the road

The Sierra Nevadas earlier today 

I really try to romanticize flying every time I take a trip.  I imagine Leonardo DiCaprio in “Catch Me If You Can,” with four babe flight attendants on his arm as they happily walked through the airport.  And George Clooney in “Up in the Air” – he always wanted to get on a plane.   I was the person this morning at the airport afraid to fall asleep, even though I was much earlier than necessary for my flight, for fear that all of my belongings would be stolen by some airport ninja robbers.  I got fifteen minutes of shut-eye with everything I owned strapped to my body, or sandwiched between my legs.  Even that seemed dangerous. 

I watched the latest edition of Marcel the Shell yesterday.  Actually, in all honestly, I watched is several times with Jack, instead of packing and preparing leisurely throughout the day.  I saved the packing for a last minute flurry of checking things off of my packing/to-do list.  Getting ready for a trip means making sure things are in place for my absence on the home front.  The last time I left for a few days, the little dude ended up walking around like The Toddler Hulk had a growth spurt when daddy dipped into the clothes that he’d outgrown.  I’ve ensured measures are in place to wear appropriate clothes, as well as gentle reminders that fruits and vegetables need to be consumed.  Pizza, while certainly in the mix, does not count for the aforementioned food group.  The boys could perfectly handle the few days without me, I know, but making lists and getting things in order makes me feel better about leaving.

Back to Marcel the Shell.  Seriously, you should watch this!  He mentions he had a sister once, and someone made the mistake of asking her to hold a balloon, and now she’s “traveling.”  That carefree sense of travel, letting the wind guide me, accounts for a mere 25% of my trip.  Unlike Marcel’s swept-away sister, I have some control over what I’m doing.  Whenever I have a few days back in San Francisco, there is always some serious agenda-planning in order to ensure I’m getting everywhere and seeing everyone I need to see.  A few days is never enough time to eat everywhere and see everyone though, obviously.  Though it is just enough time to soak up some fun in my home away from home, and then be very ready to fly home and cuddle up my little family.

Of course, a visit to Tartine is in order.  I am very excited for this, as it’s been around a year and a half since I’ve been there.  I’m a bit torn as far as what I should get while I’m there.  Baking their goodies on a weekly basis in my own kitchen throws a curve ball into the decision-making process.  Should I get something I’ve made and do some serious Venn diagram comparing and contrasting?  Should I get something I’ve yet to make?  My ol’ standy-by favorites? Something I would usually never order?  I’m thinking I’ll just have to wait until I walk through the doors and a light shall shine down from above on what I should eat.

As of now, I am in a plane trying not to be a nervous flyer.  I’m surrounded by a ladies’ soccer team from South Carolina, and an older woman who keeps talking crap about first class.  “They’re living it up, up there, with their fancy lunches, aren’t they?  Well I packed myself a lunch.”  She even went so far as calling the collective “us” of coach “more down to Earth people.”  So yeah, I’ve got a good thing going on here making me forget about the turbulence.  You’re right, Kristen Wiig, there is a real sense of community flying in coach.  

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